Snowball Loop

Marshall, Arkansas

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This 19-mile loop is a perfect ride for beginners. The trail surface covers 3 miles of pavement, 12 miles of gravel road, and 4 miles of rough and scenic four-wheel-drive road. The gravel roads along the southern edge of the loop pass through open farm country, with the cleared countryside exposing views of the Boston Escarpment. The long, narrow profile of Point Peter Mountain extends like a ship's prow across the western skyline. This mountain is a local landmark, visible from the north, east, and west for miles. This trail is located 12 miles northwest of Marshall.
Mountain Bike! Ozarks

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Mountain Bike! Ozarks

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)

This 19-mile loop is a perfect ride for beginners. The trail surface covers 3 miles of pavement, 12 miles of gravel road, and 4 miles of rough and scenic four-wheel-drive road. The gravel roads along the southern edge of the loop pass through open farm country, with the cleared countryside exposing views of the Boston Escarpment.

The long, narrow profile of Point Peter Mountain extends like a ship's prow across the western skyline. This mountain is a local landmark, visible from the north, east, and west for miles. This trail is located 12 miles northwest of Marshall.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Marshall
Distance: 19
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: Spring, summer, and fall are the best seasons to ride this loop along the Buffalo River. Though summer is often very hot, a swim in the river after the ride makes any discomfort worthwhile.
Local Contacts: Buffalo National River 870-741-5443
Local Maps: USGS Snowball, Marshall
Driving Directions: Directions to Snowball Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

5/8/2010
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Everything written about Snowball Loop is entirely false. There are not 19 miles of trails as written, but only about 4 or 5 maximum. Of those trails, they are 4-wheeler trails also used by horses and the ruts make the trails unpassable by bike. On page 3, it says go to the Buffalo River Outfitters and a trailhead is there. It is pedestrian only and if you ask about mountain bikes in the store - they will be stern about the pedestrian only aspect of their precious trails. If you are in this area, leave the bike at home and just float the area in a raft, canoe or kayak - it is by far the superior way to get a workout and see the beautiful sights of the Buffalo RIver.



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May 2018