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      The Arkansas Hills trail system includes the trails around the S-Mountain, spreading north-east in a stacked loop system with the easier trails closer to town and the more advanced trails further out.

      These trails are mostly open year round and often best winter riding in the area when other areas are snowed in.

      Watch for rattle snakes during the summer.

      The system passes through Forrest Service, BLM, and city managed land.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Region Details
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      16
      Total Distance
      25.5 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      16.2 miles
      Total Descent
      1.8 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      2.4 miles
      Total Vertical
      1.1 miles
      Reports
      75
      Photos
      15
      Ridden Counter
      260

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      Videos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

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