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Little Clifty Loop



8.1 mile 13.0 kilometer loop


Ascent: 777' 237 m
Descent: -746' -227 m
High: 1,411' 430 m
Low: 1,158' 353 m


Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)


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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

The biggest loop and the heart of the Hobbs State Park trail system.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Little Clifty is the biggest singletrack loop at Hobbs State Park. Although the trail can be ridden in either direction, counter-clockwise is best to take advantage of a fun downhill section 3/4 of the way through the route.

Starting from the Piney Road trailhead, stay right to access the trail and contour parallel the road through a big open forest. The route eventually turns left to descend quickly to Little Clifty Creek.

After crossing the creek, the trail climbs steeply and then mellows out into rolling terrain. After crossing a road stay left at the intersection with War Eagle Loop. From here, Little Clifty continues along the rolling contour with several short climbs and descents. The route travels through beautiful forest becoming quite dense at times.

After passing another intersection with War Eagle Loop and Visitor Center Trail, the route parallels and then crosses Townsend Ridge Rd. The trail traverses a hillside before starting a quick steep descent back down to Little Clifty Creek.

The last bit of the route is a steep and grinding climb back up to road level followed by a fun (and quick) swooping section through the big trees.

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Nov 27, 2019
Rodney Skyles
this and War eagle. 7.5mi — 1h 00m
Oct 18, 2019
Nathan Frakes
Jul 18, 2019
Anthony Raley
Jul 6, 2019
Jacoby Gonzales
The trail is covered in pine mulch and loose rocks. nice blend of up and downhill sections with some trail sections being right off a steep drop of… 7.5mi — 1h 15m
Apr 5, 2019
Richard Schmiedeke
We do it cw. Several fun down hills with some moderate non technical climbing. Great trail!
Feb 13, 2019
Barry D
hardtail no doubt lots of sharp rocks in spots not as rocky as reputation fast singletrack with no variables 7.9mi
Feb 3, 2019
Gypsy_ Haas

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Starting out on Little Clifty, going counter-clockwise from the Piney Road trailhead.
Feb 25, 2015 near Prairie…, AR
Finishing the Little Clifty Loop from the counter-clockwise direction.
Feb 25, 2015 near Prairie…, AR
The bridge crossing on Little Clifty Creek.
Feb 25, 2015 near Prairie…, AR
Going for a fast ride!
Oct 30, 2014 near Prairie…, AR

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