Little Clifty Loop

 10 votes

8.1 Miles 13.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

777' 237 m

Ascent

-746' -227 m

Descent

1,411' 430 m

High

1,158' 353 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Description

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.

Contacts

Local Club: Ozark Off-Road Cyclists

Land Manager: Arkansas State Parks

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Jul 1, 2017
Kathryn Keen
1.5 hrs, great conditions, steep climbs 8.2mi
May 21, 2017
Michael Klotz
May 15, 2017
Michael Moser
Trail is closed today.
Apr 9, 2017
Rob Baker
Little Clifty and part of War Eagle 10.5mi
Apr 3, 2017
Erik Torch
Nov 11, 2016
John Bleil
8.6mi
Oct 12, 2016
Matt Welton
Nice trail, mostly flow and climbs. Very little tech
Sep 21, 2016
Buck Green
8mi

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