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8.5 Miles Loop System 3.9 Total Climbing Miles  354' Max 3.0% Avg Grade
11.7Climb Index 0% Singletrack 3.8 Total Descending Miles 217' Min 13.5% Max Grade

Overview: Starting out from the parking lot you will go under a covered entry way and follow what looks to be an old dirt road for maybe about a 1/4 of a mile at which point you will come to a junction of three trails. Two of the trails are for foot traffic only and are marked with blue and red round markers. The Fern Hollow trail is the one you will want to take and is marked with round white markers.

Physically the trail is not very demanding, there are a few small climbs that will put some new and younger bike riders off the bike. Distance is not much of an issue here as there is a cutoff about 2 miles into the trail that will give about 4 miles total when done. This cutoff is marked with yellow rectangle markers. Most of the trail is flat to rolling hills terrain.

Technically don't expect to find anything out there that is going to test your skills other than sliding around on corners because of the leafs and pine needles and this brings me to my only complaint. They could really make this trail much better if they would send a crew out there with leaf blowers and blow the trail off once or twice a year. As my wife put it "it was like riding in sand". The leafs and pine needles do make it a bit harder to pedal and sliding around corners on a descent is frequent. The most technical thing that I can remember is the occasional root but the trail is pretty much double track so avoiding the roots is pretty easy to do for the most part. There is one spot out there called Rocky Point which had some rocks to negotiate and there are a few sandy areas out there as well.

Overall our experience was good with the exception of the leafs and pine needles which may not be so bad in the summer months. We went in the winter so the ground was well covered. Even though the trail was covered we never lost the trail because they done an excellent job on signage, just follow the round white markings which are plentiful.

Recommended Route: From what we could make out this is a one way trail going counter clockwise.

Rating: This is a good trail for everyone including families and brand new mountain bikers. If you are looking for something more technical or with downhills and climbs then this trail is not going to make you happy. I don't think I would go out of my way for this trail but if I was in the area I would ride it again.

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Camden, AR

Clear

95°F

MAX 104°F, MIN 73°F
Humidity:
49%
Visibility:
16.1km
Wind:
6km/h WNW

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MIN 75°F

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MIN 76°F

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Arkansas Trail Rules

Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail.

Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

Yield Appropriately: Riders yeild to foot and horse traffic. Riders traveling downhill should yeild to ones headed uphill, unless signed for oneway or downhill traffic only.

Never Scare Animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you.

Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.