Hobbs hiking, biking & riding trails
All trails except for Historic Van Winkle and Ozark Plateau
will be closed for deer permit hunts on the following dates:
Hobbs trails have gated access that open approximately 1/2 hour prior to sunrise until 1/2 hour after sunset. The exceptions are Ozark Plateau, which closes at 5:00 p.m. every day and Pigeon Roost trail, which remains open for campers. For complete information on Hobbs trails, please download the Trails of Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area brochure.
Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail
Length: 24 miles; four loops ranging from 4-9 miles, including the Bashore/Dutton Hollow spur and spur to Visitor Center. Two trail heads are available.
Description: The Multi-Use Hidden Diversity Trail is designed for equestrians, mountain bikers and hikers. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Users have the option of four trail sections or loops. The trail follows ridge tops and rims with lots of curves and a few hills that drop 200 to 300 feet in elevation. The entire trail is surrounded by woods that are mainly comprised of oak and hickory. When weather conditions warrant, the trail is subject to closure to mountain bike and equestrian use. In addition, all or a portion of the park’s trail system may be closed occasionally for permitted hunting seasons or maintenance repair. Contact the park to check on the current trail status before traveling to Hobbs to participate in these activities. In addition, the Hidden Diversity Trail is closed one day each June to support an annual bike race. Historically this is scheduled on the first Sunday of the month. Please call 479-789-5000 for up-to-date information and/or check the Event Calendar. Hikers and riders should use the Hidden Diversity Trail brochure for more detailed information.
Historic Van Winkle Trail
Length: .5 mile loop
Sinking Stream Trail
Length: .5 mile loop
Pigeon Roost Trail & Camp Sites
Length: 8.4 miles; two loops
PLEASE NOTE: In the Near Future, Pigeon Roost Trail Campsites will have a per campsite fee of $13 a night and must be reserved at https://www.arkansasstateparks.com or by calling 1-877-879-2741. Any questions please contact Hobbs State Park at 479-789-5000.
Length: 1.5 mile loop
Ozark Plateau Trail
Length: .25 of a mile concrete surface inner loop; and .50 of a mile crushed stone outer “challenge” loop. Wheelchair, baby stroller or foot traffic only.
Occasionally some trails may also close due to special events, hunting seasons or weather-related problems. Click HERE for current trail status.
Closures include fall gun and muzzle loading deer seasons, and fall youth gun deer season. There are 12 days for permit hunts during the fall of each year, which include some weekends. Additionally, the range may be closed during inclement weather. The current Arkansas Game & Fish Hunting Guide book will list permit hunt dates, or call Hobbs State Park Conservation Area at 479-789-5000.