Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area


Visitor Center

  • From Rogers Arkansas: The 17,000 square foot Visitor Center is 14 miles east on State Highway 12. The entrance on the right side of the highway is 1/4 mile east of War Eagle Road. 
  • From Eureka Springs Arkansas: Drive south on Highway 23 ten miles. Turn right on Highway 12 and drive 10 miles (through the Clifty community) to the Visitor Center on the left side of the highway.

Please note that directions below refer to those driving in from Rogers. 

Ozark Plateau Trail

The Ozark Plateau Trail is accessed next to the Visitor Center building. Although the Visitor Center closes at 5:00 each day, the trail is open until sunset.  The trail is all paved with a half mile outer loop and one quarter mile inner loop. The entrance/exit gate will be closed a sunset.

Historic Van Winkle & Sinking Stream Trails

To access the Van Winkle Historic Trail drive approximately 11 1/2 miles east of Rogers Arkansas on Highway 12 to a public parking lot on the south side of the highway. A pedestrian walkway passes through a tunnel under the highway and continues throughout the Historic Van Winkle area. This trail is made of crushed stone and accessible to wheelchairs & strollers.  The Sinking Stream Trail can also be accessed from this parking lot, on the same side as the parking lot.

Shaddox Hollow Nature Trail

Drive 10 miles east of Rogers Arkansas on Highway 12. Turn left on Highway 303 and continue one mile to the trailhead parking lot.

Pigeon Roost Trail

Drive approximately 14 1/2 miles east of Rogers Arkansas on Highway 12 (about one -half mile east of the Visitor Center) and enter the trailhead parking lot on the left.

Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail

There are two trailheads; both approximately 11-13 miles east of Rogers, Arkansas and accessed on roads intersecting Highway 12.  The first trailhead is off Piney Road, turn right (South) and continue one mile. The other trailhead is another two miles east on Hwy 12, towards the Visitor Center. Turn right (South) on Townsend Ridge Road and continue two miles.  The Visitor Center is connected to the trail via a 1.5 mile spur off Townsend Ridge Road.

Monument Trail 

The one designated trailhead for this 17 mile trail system is located on the exit-side (East) of the entrance/exit drive for the Visitor Center on Highway 12. Parking at the Visitor Center closes the gate at sunset. This trail gives you access to the Tunnel Connector (for hikers and bikers. The Tunnel Connector leads to:

   1. The two bike-only flow trails, which are Sawtooth and Timberjack; both use the same Return to complete their loops. 

   2. The Tunnel connector far end leads to Wolf Den loop. Karst loop is accessible from Wolf Den loop. There are no designated trailheads, yet, for these hiker and biker loops.  

This trail system is best described in person....stop in the Visitor Center for more information.

Shooting Range

Drive 10 miles east of Rogers Arkansas on Highway 12. Immediately past the intersection with Highway 303, turn right to enter the road leading to the Shooting Range.

Rocky Branch Marina (for boat cruises)

The Marina is located at 8872 Rocky Branch Marina Road, Rogers, AR.  From Hwy 12, turn on 303 North (stay "right" on the highway, also named Coppermine Road and LaRue Rd/Rocky Branch Road).  Drive until you reach a "T" intersection; 303N/Rocky Branch Road will end, with options to turn left or right on Park Road.  TURN LEFT on Park Road for 1/2 mile and go straight past the Fee Booth (no charge at the marina for Hobbs boat cruise passengers).  TURN RIGHT at the first road (just past the fee booth) and go to the marina parking area where a park staff or volunteer will direct you to the boat. Total trip from HWY 12/303N intersection is 4.2 miles.

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