Trail Trees at Hobbs State Park

Hobbs Trail Tree

Trail Trees at Hobbs State Park

  • March 12, 2016
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Trail trees or trail marker trees are hardwood trees throughout North America that Native Americans intentionally shaped with distinctive characteristics that convey that the tree was shaped by man rather than deformed by nature or disease.

Join us at the Hobbs State Park Conservation Center, listen to Park Interpreter Al Knox describe the many Trail Trees on the grounds of the State Park, and then go on a “photowalk” to capture your own images of these remarkable navigational markers. We hope to photograph up to four trail trees while on the grounds of the Hobbs.

A minimal level of exertion is expected during the photowalk; the last of the four trees to be photographed requires a hike of approximately one half mile into and out of the area. All other trees for this photowalk, are accessed easily from parking areas on the state property.

So bring your DSLR camera, point and shoot, Instax, or SMART Phone with camera; tripods are optional, but may be desired for long exposures given shadows at the base of the state forest.

PSNWA and Hobbs State Park formed a partnership in 2015 to bring photographic education to the park grounds, and Trail Trees, is one of several events created to combine classroom education with practical, photographic experience.

Read more about the partnership here.

This event is free and open to the public; PSNWA Member and Guest Registration is available as a courtesy reminder for the event.



Venue Phone: 479-789-5000

Venue Website:

20201 East Hwy. 12, Rogers, Arkansas, 72756, United States

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