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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 Sep 26, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #350
      State Ranking
      #11
      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
      172
      Photos
      45
      Ridden Counter
      1,976

      Photos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Backbone
      2 |
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 3:26pm
      Sep 6, 2018
      Backbone, My City
      trail: Little Browns
      24 |
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 12:33pm
      Aug 21, 2018
      Little Browns, Salida
      trail: Backbone
      6 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 1:41pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Backbone, Sparta
      192 |
      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 | 214 | Jul 29, 2016
      MOAB_KOKO road xfer
      trail: Dirt Road
      2:39 | 65 | Jun 2, 2014
      youtuber We rode two different shuttles in a day!...
      trail: Cottonwood
      11:35 | 39 | Aug 23, 2018 , Salida
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      Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike Routes

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      Cottonwood Tour featured
      22 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1611535spacemanDantrailHooliganThis trail is TECHNICAL. I had a blast on this...
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 11:26am
      Oct 5, 2018
      user #1088486lojoeastertrailThe Dude AbidesCan go either direction but it is built with...
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 3:19am
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      user #1480873MntneertrailCottonwoodAs 1qqqqddd we
      May 22, 2018 @ 9:14am
      May 22, 2018
      user #1476213flagrfrtrailChicken DinnerSuper flowy with a bunch of opportunities to...
      Feb 15, 2018 @ 5:52pm
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      Jul 2, 2017 @ 7:21pm
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