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Little Clifty Loop

Intermediate
 4.3 (36)

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


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Map Key

8.1

Miles

13.0

KM

Singletrack

1,411' 430 m

High

1,158' 353 m

Low

777' 237 m

Up

746' 227 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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  4.3 from 36 votes

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Photos

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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Jun 14, 2021
Greg S
Apr 27, 2021
JJ Wann
8.1mi
Feb 28, 2021
Mike Stornello
Nov 2, 2020
Samuel Dolby
4mi
Oct 6, 2020
brandon yoemans
very nice sections — 1h 16m
Nov 27, 2019
Rodney Skyles
this and War eagle. 7.5mi — 1h 00m
Oct 18, 2019
Nathan Frakes
Jul 18, 2019
Anthony Raley