Bench Road Trail

Dardanelle, Arkansas

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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.

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."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Dardanelle
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: Since it is so short, the Bench Road Trail is a good ride any time of year. Temperatures are most favorable from April to October. Winter riding, when views are unobstructed by foliage, can be spectacular.
Trailhead Elevation: 1,400 feet
Top Elevation: 1,400 feet
Local Contacts: Mt. Nebo State Park 501-229-3655
Local Maps: USGS Chickalah Mountain East, Dardanelle
Driving Directions: Directions to Bench Road Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/26/2012
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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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