|10 Miles||Loop System||4.7 Total Climbing Miles||774 Max||5.0% Avg Grade|
|23.5 Climb Index||100% Singletrack||4.3 Total Descending Miles||509 Min||22% Max Grade|
Overview: This is one of the best trails to ride on in the area. It is also one of the best flowing trails I have ridden. It is one of those trails that seems to go downhill more then up but this is not the case as there are a few little climbs on this trail. With only a few minor tricky spots this trail is not really all that technical. Compared to other trails in the Ouachita's this trail is pretty tame. Expect the normal rocky trail with some loose stuff. There are sections where you can just open up and pedal to your hearts content. It has banked turns and nice flowing turns as well as switch backs and one really great downhill where you can catch a little air if you’re not careful. I think the best part of this trail is the section after you pass the Frisbee golf area. This section just seems to wind and meander all around the side of the hills. One section in particular, just as you are coming up to the BMX track, there is a large rock in the middle of the trail with a really great run out just past the rock. There is a good line heading up to the rock so expect to get some really great hang time here. As for the climbs on this trail they really are not too tough but some folks might not think so. There are no real long climbs but they are not short shots either. If you are ever in the Hot Springs area this is a must do ride.
Recommended Route: The trail is best ridden in the counter clockwise direction.
Rating: I would not say that this trail is for everyone but most, even the new beginner I think will enjoy this ride. There are plenty of bail outs so a person can make this ride as long or as short as they wish. The novice might get a little winded on some of the climbs out there. Advanced, intermediate and beginners are going to love this place.
|Bear Creek||Hot Springs||45 miles||N/A|
|Buffalo Gap||Hot Springs||9 miles||N/A|
|Charlton||Mount Ida||4 miles||Beg|
|Lake Ouachita Vista||Mount Ida||36.5 miles||Int|
|Little Blakely||Hot Springs||17 miles||Int|
|Ouachita Trail||Hot Springs||104 miles||Int|
|Possum Kingdom||Hot Springs||17 miles||Nov|
|Womble||Mount Ida||35 miles||Int|
Hot Springs Natl Park, AR