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Pigeon Roost Trail

Intermediate

Trail

7.8 mile 12.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 649' 198 m
Descent: -851' -259 m
High: 1,407' 429 m
Low: 1,128' 344 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)

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This is a Hobbs State Conservation Area

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Features Commonly Backpacked · Views · Wildlife

No reservations are required for camping, but it is recommended to call the Visitor Center at 479-789-5000 and check if campers are ahead of you. Camping fees will increase to $12 in the near future.

Description

This trail forms two loops in a figure eight configuration, including: the Dry Creek Loop and the Huckleberry Loop (which has five campsites). It is popular for overnight backpacking and follows logging roads along the ridge and hills down to several hollows. Expect a mostly graveled surface along a moderate trail. Great views of Beaver Lake are near the campsites. Also note the interesting sinkholes alongside the trail.

Notably, the trail is named for the now-extinct passenger pigeon, which once roosted by the millions here.

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Feb 22, 2020
Jessica Wilson
2.9mi
Jul 4, 2019
Barry Shaulis
Hot. 80-90F. Timber rattlesnake. 7.8mi — 3h 40m
Mar 17, 2019
Michelle Mschmieds
8.1mi
Feb 24, 2019
Ryan Slagle
Feb 2, 2019
Craig Crismon
Somehow missed the turn for the 7.8mi or watch is off 4.6mi
Sep 22, 2018
John Sweeny
Hiked with 6 y/o son half way, camped out, and then hiked out next day. Pretty straightforward. Nicely maintained.
Aug 16, 2018
Garland Tackett

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