Best Mountain Biking in Arkansas

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Arkansas (learn more about Top Trails). Use this list to plan your next Arkansas mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Devil's Den State Park


Devil's Den State Park is mountain bike heaven. The park management enthusiastically supports the sport of mountain biking, and most trails in the park are open to cycling. The two loops most used by…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
West Fork, AR - Mountain Biking - 3 miles    Best Trail in AR - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Mill Creek ATV Trails


The Mill Creek ATV Trails meander up, over, and through some of the most remote and scenic areas of the Ozark National Forest. This 42-mile trail system consists of a main loop of 27 miles interlaced…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Cass, AR - Mountain Biking - 42 miles    Best Trail in AR - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Womble Trail


The Womble Trail, a 37-mile point-to-point with an 8 mile loop at its northeastern terminus, is one of the best single-track trails. The designers did a superb job here. Switchbacks are used to keep g…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Story, AR - Mountain Biking - 37 miles    Best Trail in AR - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Camp Robinson Trails


This is great place to ride for cyclists of all skill levels. Climbs are short, and most grades are easy. Just lots of hard-packed single-track, twisting and turning through the lush woods that carpet…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Little Rock, AR - Mountain Biking - 35 miles    Best Trail in AR - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Wolf Pen Gap Trail


The Wolf Pen Gap Trail is a 41-mile network of trails developed and maintained for mountain bikes and off-road vehicles. It is a mix of short sections of gravel road, abandoned double-tracks, and newl…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Mena, AR - Mountain Biking - 41 miles   
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#6. Allsop Park


Allsop Park, a Little Rock green space since the 1920s, consists of two tracts of beautiful open space in the northern part of the city. The wilder north section hides a three-quarter-mile loop that f…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Little Rock, AR - Mountain Biking - 4 miles   
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#7. White Rock Mountain Tour


Although the White Rock Mountain Tour is long, it is spectacularly beautiful and fun for riders of all skill levels. Beginners will enjoy the lack of rough terrain, while more experienced riders can a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Ozark, AR - Mountain Biking - 38 miles   
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#8. Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trails


This 34-mile trail system offers cycling for riders of all skill levels in its two loops. Wandering over the shoulders and summits of Mount Magazine and Huckleberry Mountain on 5 miles of gravel roads…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Paris, AR - Mountain Biking - 34 miles   
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#9. Little Blakely Trail


This 18-mile trail network consists of five loops of varying difficulties. It uses a combination of old forest roads and newly constructed single-track to explore a wooded peninsula extending into Lak…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Hot Springs, AR - Mountain Biking - 18 miles   
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#10. Moccasin Gap Horse Trail


Moccasin Gap Horse Trail, a 28-mile network in the beautiful hills and hollows of the southern Ozark Mountains, has rides to please all riders-but if you're looking for real challenge, you'll be espec…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Russellville, AR - Mountain Biking - 28 miles   
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#11. Big Brushy Trail


The Big Brushy Trail is a 12-mile network, with an 8-mile main loop using the Brushy Creek Trail, part of the Ouachita Trail, and Forest Service Road 813A. This challenging trail system is not recomme…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Mount Ida, AR - Mountain Biking - 12 miles   
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#12. Pigeon Creek Trail


Pigeon Creek is a brand new trail system of six miles of interconnecting loops and spurs that utilize a combination of single-track, old logging roads, and ATV-width trails. Most of its trails are sui…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Mountain Home, AR - Mountain Biking - 6 miles   
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#13. Erbie Loop


This 20-mile loop is a good introduction to the Buffalo River country. It can be ridden by cyclists of all skill levels. Two and a half miles of the loop use the paved surfaced of AR 7. There is a sma…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Jasper, AR - Mountain Biking - 20 miles   
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#14. Lake Winona Loop


This easy-to-ride loop around Lake Winona gives you a choice of 21 or 25 miles. The 21-mile option is recommended for inexperienced riders; it uses gravel roads that are in fair to excellent condition…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Little Rock, AR - Mountain Biking - 21 miles   
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#15. Upper Buffalo Wilderness Loop


While this 37-mile loop ride contains some steep climbs and a few rough, rocky sections, it is not technically difficult. It can be easily handled by beginners in good physical condition for the climb…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Boxley, AR - Mountain Biking - 37 miles   
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#16. Wildcat Mountain Trail


The Wildcat Mountain Trail was built in 1993 by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. This 10.5-mile trail system starts on top of Jack Fork Shelf, a geologic formation running for miles through the Ou…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Perryville, AR - Mountain Biking - 10.5 miles   
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#17. Hurricane Creek Wilderness Loop


Except for a short segment on Forest Service Road 1209 on the east side of this 37-mile loop, little technical skill is needed for this ride. Beginners can handle this ride if they are in good physica…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Pelsor, AR - Mountain Biking - 37 miles   
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#18. Bear Creek Horse Trails


The Bear Creek Trails comprise four loops of 12 to 14 miles each in the northeastern Ouachita Mountains. The trails total 45 miles over gravel roads, abandoned logging roads, and single-track. Riders…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Jessieville, AR - Mountain Biking - 14 miles   
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#19. Buffalo Gap Mountain Bike Ride


The Buffalo Gap Mountain Bike Ride is named for a narrow gap that was the site of buffalo hunts in the early days of the Ouachitas. The loop ride is an easy nine-mile cruise for beginners on gravel fo…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Jessieville, AR - Mountain Biking - 9 miles   
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#20. Bear Creek Cycle Trail


The Bear Creek Cycle Trail, a 31-mile point-to-point single-track designed for and used by motorcycles, follows the edge of Lake Greeson in southwest Arkansas. The trail surface between Laurel Creek a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Kirby, AR - Mountain Biking - 31 miles   
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