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Shaddox Hollow is a 1.4 Mile Loop for foot traffic only at Hobbs State Park in Rogers, Arkansas. It has a large, gravel parking lot with bathrooms at the trailhead. You can choose which side you want to start the loop. Usually, I let my kids choose which direction to go & we tend to head left to start off & then we finish on the right side. My kids LOVE to stop at the lake to explore & to go up to the small cave.
Tanyard Loop in Bella Vista
Tanyard Loop is a 2.2 mile loop in Bella Vista that features some fun bridges, cook creeks to play in, & a waterfall. The waterfall is always where my kids love to end up but we also love to play in the creeks in warmer weather.
Pigeon Roost OVERLOOK is a 2.8 in & out hike for foot traffic only to an overlook spot on Beaver Lake. The entire Pigeon Roost trail is an 8 mile loop for backpacking, but we tend to do the overlook hike the most. When you come to the fork in the trail, go to the right, & you will eventually end up at the lake. We enjoy going over to the benches & walk down to the large rocks. The kids love to take their fishing poles & fish from the rocks!
lost valley state park at boxley valley
Lost Valley is a 2.3 in & out hike featuring a natural bridge, multiple waterfalls, & caves for exploring. This is a GREAT trail for anyone who is wanting to venture over to the Buffalo River area & do some hiking. Make sure you bring your headlamps for the spelunking you’re for sure going to do on this hike! Also, you are right in the area of Arkansas’s wild Elk herd habitat, so make sure as you’re driving to the trailhead you look out for the Elk. They are magical to see! If you’re headed over there during the summer, take your swimsuits & water shoes for some swimming in the Buffalo River!
Triple Falls, also known as Twin Falls, is an incredible waterfall in Jasper, Arkansas. This trail is only 0.3 miles of a hike but you end at gorgeous falls that are amazing for visiting. Here’s the catch for this hike, you need a high clearance vehicle for getting down to the trail head. I’ve made it in a Honda Accord, but getting back up the hill was dicey. We did it though! There is also a trail which will allow you to climb on top of the falls & explore. BE CAREFUL, there is no safety railing for being on top of the falls.