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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      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
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      Open on Jul 17, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #388
      State Ranking
      #12
      Trails
      24
      Total Distance
      36 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      11,139 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      12,844 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,867 ft
      Reports
      158
      Photos
      38
      Ridden Counter
      1,643

      Photos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Backbone
      2 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 1:41pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Backbone, Sparta
      1 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 1:41pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Little Rattler, Sparta
      trail: Frontside
      4 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 1:40pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Frontside, Sparta
      182 |
      Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:38am
      Nov 4, 2016
      | 2 comments North Backbone, Salida
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      Videos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      Cottonwood sections
      trail: Cottonwood
      0:18 | 203 | Jul 29, 2016
      MOAB_KOKO road xfer
      trail: Dirt Road
      2:39 | 65 | Jun 2, 2014
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      Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike Routes

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      Cottonwood Tour
      22 miles

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