Posted by Jessie K / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / 1 Comment / Creeks and Swimming Holes , Hiking , Hobbs State Park , Kid Friendly , Northwest Arkansas , Rogers , Search by Region , State Parks , Things to Do
Sinking Stream Trail at Hobbs State Park
The Sinking Stream Trail is located at Hobbs State Park in Rogers, AR. This trail shares the parking lot of another Hobbs trail- the Historic Van Winkle Trail, which you can see HERE. Like the Van Winkle Trail, Sinking Stream Trail is only 1/2 mile long and is an easy, natural surface trail and mostly kid friendly.At one point here is a mildly steeper climb in which my 5 year old did great. I was backpacking my 2 year old, but had he been walking I just would have held his hand tightly there since there is a bit of a drop off, but it's not a climb he couldn't manage.
It's called Sinking Stream because the upstream portion of the trail sinks under the rocks during dry spells, then re-emerges downstream.
-Directions: Take hwy 12 east out of Rogers. The parking lot and trail head is on the right a couple miles after you cross the lake. You'll see Hobb's State Park's large signs along the way which have arrows to point you in the right direction. Keep a lookout for the parking lot area (picture below)
-Trail Difficulty: Easy/Kid Friendly
-Trail Length: 1/2 mile loop
-Open year round
You can easily do both the Sinking Stream Trail
and the Historic Van Winkle Trail in one visit.
Click HERE to see our adventure on the Van Winkle Trail.