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Bench Road Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The Bench Road Trail is a four-mile ride on an abandoned double-track road encircling Mt. Nebo 300 feet below its summit. Suitable for riders of all skill levels, the trail surface is mostly hardpack with a few rocky sections and rock slabs. The Bench Road Trail is located in Mt. Nebo State Park, 8 miles southwest of Russelville."
--Steve Henry, Mountain Bike! Ozarks (Menasha Ridge Press).
My second trip to Mt. Nebo State Park. The trail was wide, obviously made for mountain bikes. Not alot of elevation changes one way or another. The width makes good for group hiking though, not forcing everyone to walk single file. My trail partner and I did the entire encirclement. Not a great challenge other than getting up and down the mountain, but if your not up for the climb, don't start at the visitor's center.
The wildlife didn't overwhelm, but did catch a glimpse of a deer. All and all, just an enjoyable hike through the wods with an abundant canopy.
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