Pigeon Roost Trail 

Located in Hobbs State Park the Pigeon Roost Trail is a double stacked-loop trail. There is a short loop of approximately 4 miles for day hiking and a longer loop of 8.5 miles for overnight use. It's a moderate trail and primitive camping is allowed.


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Author: _CMMEEKS
Date: 28 Dec 2010 12:00:00 PM
Source: GPX file
Activity: Backpacking
State: Arkansas (AR)
Distance: 8.75 mi  (Change units)
Average Speed: 0.4 mph - 2:25:52/mi
Duration: 21:15:52
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 1022 ft
Total Loss: 1025 ft
Net Change: -2 ft
Difficulty: 6 / 10
Tags: Arkansas, camping, backpacking, Hiking, Rogers
Rating:   1 rating(s) Rate it

My brother-in-law and I did this trail with one night spent at campsite 1.  The difficulty is set to moderate because of a few up and down elevation changes but this trail is perfect for hikers who already have a few hikes under their belt.  It represents the perfect picture of the Ozarks.  Mixed hardwoods and pines cover a rocky granite terrain.  If you have weak ankles skip the low hikers for this one and a trekking pole or two are always a blessing.  There is water available but you will have to hike off trail to the lake.  The trail is white blazed and the campsites are blue blazed and include tent pads and a fire ring.  All in all I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for a little Ozark adventure.
Bonus.... it's FREE to hike and camp!

Site Suggestions:  
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/things-to-do/trails/pigeon-roost-trail-81/
http://www.friendsofhobbs.com/new/index.php?page=trail-guide

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Pigeon Roost Trail Track Log

Distance: 8.75 mi Points: 669
Total Time: 21:15:52 Speed: 0.4 mph Pace: 2:25:52 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.4 mph Pace: 2:25:52 / mi

Points of Interest

Fork R

Location: 36.298784, -93.934421
Stay to the right to continue counter clockwise on the big loop.

Fork R2

Location: 36.297777, -93.939122
Stay right again unless you want to do the 4 mile short loop.

Lake Access

Location: 36.302983, -93.938250
Great pull-off for a break, water and a quick picture.

Lake Edge

Location: 36.306700, -93.941700
Pull off here for a water refill.

Parking

Location: 36.290433, -93.930817
Park and be sure to sign in.

Site 1

Location: 36.303965, -93.947536
Great spot with a lake view during the leaf off season. Tons of firewood.

St 3,4,5

Location: 36.304468, -93.942754
We didn't scout them out but the info sheet says they are good sites.

Lake View.jpg

Location: 36.303160, -93.937998

Campsite Sign.jpg

Location: 36.304578, -93.942590


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