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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 6 months
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Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
      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
      Land Status: City Managed
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      Region Details
      • 11
      • 5
      • 8
      • 10
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of 8 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      36
      Trails Mountain Bike
      36
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      36
      Trails Trail Running
      36
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      60 miles
      Total Descent
      10,160 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,866 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,862 ft
      Reports
      319
      Photos
      85
      Ridden Counter
      8,637

      Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike Routes

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      Cottonwood Tour
      22 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance

      Photos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      3 |
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 10:01pm
      Aug 29, 2021
      3 |
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 10:00pm
      Aug 29, 2021
      29 |
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 2:33pm
      Oct 23, 2020
      29 |
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 2:31pm
      Oct 23, 2020
      53 |
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      Oct 23, 2020
      trail: Backbone
      85 |
      May 22, 2017 @ 7:56pm
      May 22, 2017
      379 |
      Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:38am
      Nov 4, 2016
      | 2 comments
      trail: Backbone
      499 |
      Feb 10, 2016 @ 6:19pm
      Feb 10, 2016

      Videos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      Cottonwood sections
      trail: Cottonwood
      0:18 | 287 | Jul 29, 2016
      MOAB_KOKO road xfer
      trail: Dirt Road
      2:39 | 70 | Jun 2, 2014
      Shuttling Salida - Cottonwood Canyon | Salida,...
      trail: Cottonwood
      8:03 | 102 | Dec 15, 2020 , Salida
      Salida, Lower Sand Dunes
      trail: Sand Dunes
      1:54 | 101 | Nov 9, 2020 , Salida
      Sliding off the side of S. Mountain
      trail: Cottonwood
      0:28 | 59 | Nov 8, 2020 , Salida
      Chasing the lil dude in Salida
      trail: Cottonwood
      1:32 | 30 | Nov 8, 2020 , Salida
      youtuber The Dude Abides on S-mountain
      13:05 | 167 | Mar 14, 2018 , Salida
      youtuber Raw And Off-Camber In Salida | Mountain Biking...
      trail: Cottonwood
      10:20 | 168 | Apr 12, 2018 , Salida

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1583933jenncenaddreportPoblano and 3 more
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 11:17am
      6 hours
      user #1910723JerryWatkinswishlisttrailThe Dude Abides
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 9:02pm
      Sep 14, 2021
      user #2172746sasundeaddreportCounty Rd 175
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 9:06pm
      Sep 12, 2021
      user #2592505KellikirstiwishlisttrailHooligan
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 7:14pm
      Sep 6, 2021
      user #1245603ertooaddreportLittle Rattler and 5 more
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 4:12pm
      Sep 6, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #891082dmackyaheardtrailChicken DinnerI rode this back in 2018, and I'm not sure if...
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:01pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      user #1372849jharris0221trailSand DunesAbsolutely amazing trail. Super fun, lots of...
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 10:00pm
      Aug 29, 2021
      user #2315127BenJammin865trailRusty LungThis map is incorrect as far as the starting...
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Jul 18, 2021
      user #2364718fatbottomgirltrailCottonwoodTerrific ride!!!
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 5:29pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      user #1217651RoccoeighttrailRumba TrailWow great trail and super fun I
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 6:32pm
      Jun 4, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
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      Midland Trail System 4 12 320.3 km
      Whipple Trail System 5 4 121.6 km
      Vitamin B Trail System 1 3 125.8 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3660 miles10,161 ft27 miles2,867 ft
      #524#2628631913,489
      E-Bike39 miles646 ft2 miles1,811 ft
      #1,19529120
      Hike3660 miles10,161 ft27 miles2,867 ft
      #360#21231984
      Trail Running3660 miles10,161 ft27 miles2,867 ft
      #363#21231931
      Dirtbike/Moto13 miles482 ft1 mile482 ft
      193
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