Mount Magazine State Park

Arkansas Road Cycling & Mountain Biking Trails

Get ready for some of the best road cycling & mountain biking trails in Arkansas! Follow the trail down Mount Magazine, Arkansas's highest mountain. Travel along the shore of one of southwest Arkansas's Diamond Lakes. Or explore the rugged beauty of the Ozark National Forest.

 

BULL SHOALS - WHITE RIVER - The Oak Ridge Mountain Bike 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 with green blazes) - moderately easy. Note: Rental bikes are available at the Camper Registration Center in the park. Bicycle helmets are strongly recommended.



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CANE CREEK - Head out on the 15.5-mile Cane Creek Lake Trail. You will bike 12 miles of rolling hills in the West Gulf Coastal Plain and then transition into a 5-mile section of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The many bridges along the way keep the ride interesting and offer the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the park's diverse wildlife. This single track trail will offer an exciting ride for the novice and most experienced mountain bikers. Difficulty: easy to light moderate.



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DAISY - Situated on the north shore of sparkling 7,000-acre Lake Greeson, Daisy State Park provides access to the Bear Creek Cycle Trail, a 31-mile one-way route that curves along the lakeshore, through creek bottoms and over rocky hills. The state park is one of four access points along this multi-use trail that was established in 1976 by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Arkansas Motorcycle Association. Although the trail was originally designed for off-road motorcycles and ATV's, with the advent of mountain bikes the trail has become a popular destination for cyclists who want to explore the scenic beauty and rugged terrain of Arkansas's southernmost mountain range, the Ouachitas. This challenging trail is recommended for "sport" or "expert" class mountain bikers and not for beginners.



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DEVIL'S DEN - Devil's Den State Park offers some of the best mountain bike trails in Arkansas. The trails are a blend of double track and single track that wind through the scenic Ozark Mountains. There are two groups of trails, Fossil Flats and Cross Country. The Fossil Flat Trail has three loops: the Outlaw (three miles), Sawmill (four miles) and Racer's Hill (five miles). The Cross Country trail is a 15-mile route that can be ridden as a 7 or 8-mile loop. The park hosts two major mountain bike events each year: the Ozark Mountain Bike Festival, which is usually the first weekend in April, and the Northwest Mountain Bike Championships, usually held two weeks after Labor Day.



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HOBBS - Hobbs State Park-Conservations Area is blessed with beautiful terrain and a diverse eco-system. One of the best ways to get a feel for this area near Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas is to travel the 24-mile Hidden Diversity Trail. You’ll ride ridgelines with several climbs, you’ll enjoy views of the lake and cool hollows, and the tight single-track will have you stoked for more. The turns, climbs and drops will keep your heart rate up and when you take a break you’ll be immersed in the diverse Ozark woods. Please watch for hikers and equestrians, giving them the right of way on the trail. The trails are open to mountain bikes year-round except during extreme wet conditions. Please call the park for trail conditions and closings. 479-789-5000



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MOUNT MAGAZINE - Arkansas's highest mountain at 2,753-feet, Mount Magazine is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. For mountain bikers, the Huckleberry Mountain Trail is a challenging 34-mile trek down the mountain and into the adjacent Ozark National Forest. This multi-use trail is also used by equestrians, ORV's and backpackers. The trail's three loops cross creeks and connect Mount Magazine with nearby Huckleberry Mountain. Camping is allowed on the portions of trail that are located on national forest lands.



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MOUNT NEBO- The 4 1/2-mile Bench Trail is a fairly level route encircling the side of 1,350-foot Mount Nebo. As you ride through the mixed hardwood and pine forest, you'll pass historic springs and Fern Lake, and see rock work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s. This is an excellent ride for your family's first mountain biking adventure. You can choose from primitive campsites located at intervals along the Bench Trail or stay in the park campground. Mount Nebo State Park also features 14 comfortable cabins with fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces. Bring your own bike or rent one from the park visitor center.



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PINNACLE MOUNTAIN - Two mountain bike trails are featured at Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock. The Rabbit Ridge Mountain Biking Trail is a perfect beginner trail at only 0.65 miles long it is a perfect introduction to Arkansas mountain biking. The Jackfork Mountain Biking Trail offers experienced mountain bikers a challenging 7.4 mile trail with numerous twists, turns, climbs and drops for an exhilarating, heat pumping ride.



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VILLAGE CREEK - The Village Creek State Park Multi-Use Trail System includes over 25 miles of Arkansas mountain biking trails that are shared with hikers and equestrians. The system is made up of 5 trails and is well marked. It is recommended that you download a trail map or pick one up at the park visitor center. The various trails offer something for everyone. BICYCLE ENTRANCE: From the entrance, this includes a portion of the Lake Dunn Hiking Trail. The loop is 4.5 miles in length. CENTER RIDGE TRAIL: This trail is 6.05 miles in length. The trail traverses high ridge tops and treats the rider to some of the most scenic areas of the park. Most of this trail is rated as intermediate. B loop is closed to bicycles. BEECH VALLEY TRAIL: This trail is 4 miles in length. The trail passes near Lake Dunn and runs deep into the forests of Crowley’s Ridge. Most of the trail is rated as intermediate. SOUTH RIDGE TRAIL: This trail is 6.5 miles in length. I loop is closed to bicycles. During the winter, you can see Delta farmland on the ridge south of intersection 15. Most of this trail is rated as easy. DEER RUN TRAIL: This trail is 4.6 miles in length. A portion of the trail (1.2 miles) runs along the gas pipeline and is rated as difficult. Nice views of Lake Austell are accessible from this trail. Most of the trail is rated as intermediate.



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WHITE OAK LAKE - The Fern Hollow Multi-Use Trail is a multi-use trail for mountain biking and hiking. It starts at the Beech Ridge trail head in the tent camp area. Allow 4 to 5 hours for hiking and 2 to 3 hours for biking to complete the 9.8-mile loop. Approximately half-way through you will find a cut-off back to the trail head. At the half-way cut-off you will also find a primitive camp area. If you plan to camp overnight be sure to register at the park visitor center.



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