ARKANSAS RIVER TRAIL - The 15.6-mile River Trail is the crown jewel of Central Arkansas. Stretching from the Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock to the Big Dam Bridge—the world’s largest purpose-built bike and pedestrian bridge. This trail connects to the Two Rivers Bridge and Two Rivers Park trails. The River Trail is mostly flat and offers stunning views of the Arkansas River and downtown Little Rock as well as opportunities to spot deer and other wildlife.
TWO RIVERS TRAIL - This scenic West Little Rock trail begins at Little Rock’s Big Dam Bridge and connects to the Arkansas River Trail. Trail users are treated to a riverfront ride and a trip over the Two Rivers Bridge, which leads into a stunning pine forest and the expansive Two Rivers Park.
LEVY SPUR TRAIL - This 3-mile stretch of trail was converted from an abandoned rail line for bike and pedestrian use. It runs from Pike Avenue beneath Interstate 40 to Remount Road in the Levy neighborhood of North Little Rock and is a great way to connect to the River Trail from North Little Rock.
EMERALD PARK - Located atop the Big Rock Quarry in North Little Rock, Emerald Park is accessible via Paul Duke Drive off the River Trail and Pershing Boulevard in North Little Rock. The park features a short, winding paved trail with incredible views of Pinnacle Mountain to the west and downtown Little Rock to the east.
ALLSOPP PARK - This park is conveniently located in the Hillcrest area. We would rate the trails at this park as moderate in difficulty, due to technical climbs and a few fast descents. The south trail is the main trail and it begins near the entrance to the park providing about 3 miles of riding. The north loop is about 1 mile. You can ride in different loops, going different directions to change things up.
CAMP ROBINSON - This trail system includes about 35 miles of singletrack. To ride on this trail you will need to purchase a Sportsman Pass ($25/year or $5/three days) at the gate. Once there, you can ride as much or as little as you want, as the trail system includes numerous, connected loops.
BURNS PARK - This trail is about 7 miles of singletrack, with multiple loops. We would rate the trail from easy to moderate. The trail has some good views of the park and the Arkansas River. In the northwest part of the trail, the terrain is flatter, which is good for beginners, but watch out for horses as this specific area allows horseback riding. The entire trail is open to hikers, so please be mindful of other pedestrians as you are riding.
LAKE SYLVIA - Lake Sylvia Trail Complex is 32.80 miles of trails located near Perryville, and is rated as moderate. It’s a gravel grinder hill climber’s dream come true.
CADRON MOUNTAIN TRAILS - This short 5-mile, but very sweet trail is the gem of Conway. It features tight singletrack with roller-coaster hills. Ask the locals— this trail is a blast!
MAUMELLE LAKE LOOP - Beautiful lake views and heart-pounding hills await you on the 37-mile loop, one of the best bicycle tours in Arkansas for early morning riders. Prepare for a strenuous climb up Wye Mountain.
LAKE WINONA LOOP - This trail is located about 35 miles west of Little Rock, off State Highway 9. Your choice of 21 and 25 mile loops of fire and logging roads with great climbing rewarded by spectacular vista views. While the 21-mile loop is great for beginning enthusiasts, it does include some great climbs and vista views of the underlying valleys. The 25-mile version will incorporate some narrow, rough roads across the mountainside above the lake.
ROLAND LOOP - This is a 20- to 25-mile ride through and around the small town of Roland just northwest of Little Rock. You can start from the main Pinnacle Mountain State Park for approximately 20 miles of flat to slightly rolling roadsthrough this small and bicycle friendly community or start from Maumelle Park for approximately 25 miles and a bit of extra climbing full of beautiful scenery.
JACKFORK - This 7-mile trail near Little Rock is rocky and technical with a lot of twists and turns and a few short tough climbs. It provides a great workout to build strength and technical skills. The trail contains a lot of cool bridges designed specifically for mountain biking.
BOYLE PARK - Located in Little Rock, this trail series consists of three trails covering 6 miles. The south section is shorter with a nice climb and a few nearintermediate spots. The north nature trail has plenty of switchback climbs up and down hills. The west section is less demanding. All trails are loaded with small rocks and roots making it a more technical ride.
HARPERS LOOP - This 37-mile road ride offers a flat scenic ride into some classic Arkansas Delta area. Harper’s Loop is a classic central Arkansas route. As flat as you can get, this route is well-suited for everyone, from those just starting to get their cycling legs to hammerheads wanting to practice their pace-line skills.
PFEIFFER LOOP - This loop starts from the base of the Big Dam Bridge on the North Little Rock side of the River Trail. This is a super easy and super fun trail. This trail is 1.8 miles in length and has nearly no climbing, and is all singletrack. Be careful of soft sandy areas. Though this is a short trail, it is not one to miss.
PLEASANT VALLEY/THORNBERG LOOP - Starting from Pinnacle Mountain State park and following this classic route counter clockwise yields a challenging yet rewarding ride. This 56-mile route offers a 2,425-foot total climb.
LAKE OUACHITA VISTA TRAIL - Known as the LOViT, the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is a hiking/mountain biking trail covering over 45 miles of the south shore and mountains along Lake Ouachita, a beautiful lake famous for clean water and islands that are perfect for camping. The trail runs along the shore following inlets and ridgelines, offering awe-inspiring views of the lake. This IMBA Epic trail runs from Denby Point at the western end to Blakely Dam at the Eastern.
CEDARGLADES TRAIL - This is a singletrack /loop that covers 5.5 miles, located in Hot Springs. The trail itself is smooth and only slightly rocky and technical. There are only a few big climbs that are built with switchbacks. This trail has one of the fastest downhills around. The rest of the trail meanders in and out of coves and small valleys with some twisty and turning motions along the way.
LITTLE BLAKELY - This 18-mile trail network consists of five loops of varying difficulties. It uses a combination of old forest roads and newly constructed singletrack to explore a wooded peninsula extending into Lake Ouachita. These trails are located 20 miles northwest of Hot Springs.
IRON MOUNTAIN TRAILS - Probably the best-groomed trail system in the state with fast, flowing trails currently covering over 18 miles. Just 5 miles from Interstate 30 at Arkadelphia the trail lies on both sides of the DeGray Lake Dam, utilizing a very short bit of pavement to connect them. The trail system hosts two mountain bike races and several triathlon/Xterra races each year.
OUACHITA NATIONAL TRAIL - The longest single section of mountain bike trail in the state lies along the 223-mile Ouachita National Trail. 100 miles is currently open to mountain bikes from the Talimena Highway in the Western Ouachitas to Highway 7 near Jesseville. Parts of this trail, along with the Womble Trail, are used for the Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Race.
EARTHQUAKE RIDGE TRAILS - This 5.5 mile singletrack system of trails provides a steep climb, parallel to the Talimena Scenic Drive. Beginner riders may find themselves pushing their bikes for short sections of the steeper climbs. More experienced riders can test their climbing skills on the ascending tight switchbacks. After crossing the highway at the top, a descent back to the lower highway crossing provides time to catch your breath.
THE WOMBLE - This trail provides classic mountain biking in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains near Mt. Ida. Home of the Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Race this 38-mile linear trail connects to the Ouachita Trail and hundreds of miles of forest roads. Camping is available nearby and along the trail. Ouachitas
RAZORBACK REGIONAL GREENWAY - The pride and joy of northwest Arkansas, this expansive trail system covers 36 miles from south Fayetteville through Springdale and Rogers, and ending in north Bentonville.
LAKE FAYETTEVILLE - One of the most popular trail systems in northwest Arkansas, Lake Fayetteville offers a 5.5- mile paved loop, which is part of the Razorback Greenway, as well as a 6.9- mile soft-surface nature trail. The two trails intersect each other at various points around the lake, providing plenty of opportunities to try both types of riding.
SLAUGHTER PEN TRAIL SYSTEM - Slaughter Pen is a premier urban bike park. Located along the Greenway in Bentonville (an IMBA ride center), The Pen has all levels of cross country riding plus downhill and pump tracks. This system challenges riders and provides opportunities for skills improvement. It’s an easy-to moderate course that is just over 16 miles in length. It takes into account all riders by providing alternate lines for all skill levels. It includes technical features, like rock squeezes and stairs.
THE ALL-AMERICAN TRAIL - This is a gateway trail to the Slaughter Pen trail system for beginners and families. The All-American trail is a soft-surface trail that parallels the paved Crystal Bridges Trail that is easily accessed from the downtown Bentonville square.
HOBBS STATE PARK - East of Rogers, the park trail consists of four loops, including: Little Clifty Creek Loop, 9 miles (most popular, has 200–300 foot elevation gain); Dutton Hollow Loop, 3 miles; Bashore Ridge Loop, 3 miles; and War Eagle Loop, 5 miles. The trails are technically easy to moderate, however, the elevation changes on the trails make the rides a little more difficult.
FOSSIL FLATS TRAIL - Located in Devils Den State Park, approximately 25 minutes south of Fayetteville. Riders can choosefrom three different loops ranging from 3 to 5 miles. These trails wind in and out of the trees and are a great place for kids to ride. Across the creek, the ride becomes moderately technical in difficulty, while the climb up Racer’s Hill is strenuous. There are two creek crossings, a fast paced singletrack, and some big climbs. Racer's Hill loop (extending the trail to 5 miles) starts with a big climb, followed, of course, by a big downhill.
EAGLE VIEW LOOP - Located at Lincoln Lake, this is an out-and-back trail. The two loops near Eagle View Overlook will take you between two bluff lines with an exciting ride along the edge. This trail will also test your balance skills in places. Trail length is about 3 miles.
PINEY LOOP - Also located at Lincoln Lake, Piney Loop is an out-and-back with one loop that shoots through a pineforest with great slalom-type trails. You will find many bog bridges here. The distance is about 4 miles.
DOGWOOD SPRINGS TRAIL - Residents of Siloam Springs can ride over 6 miles of multi-use trails. The Dogwood Springs Trail is approximately 5 miles, connected in the middle by sidewalks through downtown Siloam Springs.
SYLLAMO TRAILS - The Ozark Mountains host these incredible trails just north of Mountain View. With over 50 miles of trail loops to satisfy any skill level. Syllamo Trails are “pay to play”–$3 per day. You can pay at the trailhead, or buy a year-long pass for $30 at the Blanchard Caverns Visitors Center.
SAVOY LOOP - This is a 30-mile loop touring the beautiful country roads of Fayetteville, Tontitown and Farmington. This route is beginner to intermediate, with a couple of climbs thrown in to challenge you. The two climbs are on Harmon Dump Road, just after turning left at the white bull, and on Double Springs Road just before it intersects with Mount Comfort Road. This second climb is actually pretty steep, but not very long. It comes near the end of the ride, so save something for it.
SCULL CREEK/MUD CREEK - Fayetteville has over 16 miles of paved, multi-use trails, with the backbone of this system being Scull Creek Trail (4.4 miles) which connects to the Mud Creek Trail (1.9 miles). These two trails connect the downtown Dickson Street area with the commercial area in North Fayetteville.
The “Bush Push” section of the Slaughter Pen trail received it’s name on the morning of November 22, 2010 after President George W. Bush promptly climbed the double track section without stopping.
NORTH BENTONVILLE TRAIL - The North Bentonville Trail forms an arc around—you guessed it—the northern part of the city of Bentonville. The scenic trail winds through woodlands and along a trickling creek for most of its 2.2 miles.
JB HUNT/LAKE SPRINGDALE TRAIL - This trail will provide you with about 2.5 miles of scenic riding. The City of Rogers is building trails throughout the area, but currently the only continuous section is about 1.5 miles. For now, you can ride the road around Lake Atalanta, which is partially paved and partially gravel. You can also head up to the Pea Ridge Battlefield Park, which is a great place to ride!
UPPER BUFFALO MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS - Includes 40 miles of singletrack surrounding the highest point in the Ozark Mountains. This trail laces around the headwaters of the Buffalo National River on a mixture of narrow, handbuilt singletrack and machine-cut flow trails. The ride is extremely remote and offers stunning scenery past steep cliffs, turquoise waterfalls, abundant wildlife and old-growth hardwood forests.
OAKRIDGE MOUNT AIN BIKE TRAIL - Located in Bull Shoals–White River State Park, this 3-mile trail offers mountain bikers access to remote areas of the park. The trail traverses the oak-hickory upland forest for a unique walking or riding experience. Along the trail are creek crossings, dirt roads, open meadows, long downhills and taxing uphills. Depending on the direction of travel, the loop trail allows users to choose from two levels of difficulty: Clockwise (marked with blue blazes)—moderately difficult with strenuous uphill slopes; counter-clockwise (marked
DELTA HERITAGE TRAIL STATE PARK - This southeast Arkansas project involves converting an 85-mile stretch of former railroad into a bike trail between the towns of Lexa and Rohwer. To date, more than 20 miles of trail have been completed. This trail features a smooth crushed-rock surface rather than a paved path, but is still suitable for all types of bikes.
LERCHER 15 TRAILS - Lercher 15 is privately owned on 550 acres and located on BJ Ranch in McRae. This trail system is made up of over 17 miles of multi-use trails. The terrain consists of ups and downs so endurance is required for a fast ride. There are very few technical areas where a rider may need to walk. Restrooms and hot showers are located on the property. There is a fee to use these trails—$10/day or $70/year.
FERN HOLLOW - Fern Hollow Trail is a 9.8 mile loop trail located near Bluff City that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.
CANE CREEK - Located where the rolling terrain of the West Gulf Coastal Plain and the alluvial lands of east Arkansas’ Mississippi Delta meet, this park offers you the opportunity to explore two of Arkansas’ distinct natural settings in one visit. The 15.5-mile, multi-use trail goes through rolling terrain, along the lake, and across many bridges including three suspension bridges. There is also a 2.5-mile multi-use trail for smaller adventures.