What a perfect weekend for an overnight backpacking trip. Hobbs State Park and Conservation Area is an outdoor treasure in Northwest Arkansas. I hiked the 4 mile day loop last summer and vowed to come backpacking on the longer, Huckleberry loop this fall. The trail ranks as an easy to moderate hike with plenty of blazes and trail signage. The trail itself is in wonderful shape and the scenery overlooking Beaver Lake is worth an admission price. The backcountry sites have fire rings and tent pads. It is a well-maintained, backcountry area perfect for a beginning or experienced backpacker. Just east of Rogers, AR, it’s close enough to civilization to make it convenient yet wild enough for a terrific backcountry adventure. As the leaves drop, the view of Beaver Lake from the campsites will get even better. I’m going back to see that. Put this on your “must-see” backpacking and hiking list.