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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
      Land Status: City Managed
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      Region Details
      • 13
      • 5
      • 8
      • 11
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 12, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      40
      Trails Mountain Bike
      39
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      40
      Trails Trail Running
      40
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      63 miles
      Total Descent
      10,426 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,863 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,862 ft
      Reports
      403
      Photos
      83
      Ridden Counter
      12,351

      Photos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Gap Jump Line
      13 |
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 9:28am
      Oct 31, 2022
      trail: Sand Dunes
      22 |
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 7:27pm
      Aug 3, 2022
      trail: Backbone
      14 |
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 7:14pm
      Aug 3, 2022
      trail: Cottonwood
      40 |
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 7:13pm
      Aug 3, 2022
      27 |
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 7:11pm
      Aug 3, 2022
      trail: Backbone
      112 |
      May 22, 2017 @ 7:56pm
      May 22, 2017
      491 |
      Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:38am
      Nov 4, 2016
      | 2 comments
      trail: Backbone
      575 |
      Feb 10, 2016 @ 6:19pm
      Feb 10, 2016

      Videos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      Banana Belt Bike People
      27 | Nov 9, 2021
      Cottonwood sections
      trail: Cottonwood
      0:18 | 297 | Jul 29, 2016
      Fun, Fast, Flow RUSTY LUNG Trail Salida,...
      trail: Rusty Lung
      7:24 | 38 | Oct 31, 2022 , Salida
      Single Tracks: Sand Dunes - Salida, CO
      trail: Sand Dunes
      12:45 | 43 | Oct 16, 2022 , Salida
      Sand Dunes Trail Upper & Lower Trail Guide...
      trail: Sand Dunes
      9:30 | 45 | Sep 26, 2022 , Salida
      youtuber Chasing sunset down the Arkansas Hills Trails...
      16:47 | 84 | Apr 27, 2022 , Salida
      youtuber Chasing sunset down the Arkansas Hills Trails...
      trail: Sand Dunes
      16:47 | 76 | Apr 27, 2022 , Salida
      youtuber Chasing sunset down the Arkansas Hills Trails...
      trail: Cottonwood
      16:47 | 55 | Apr 27, 2022 , Salida

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Beasway Trail (formerly Salsa Tr.)
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 8:59am
      Jan 22, 2023
      UnknownmachoprincessSeasonal closure

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #56311y9pemawishlisttrailThe Dude Abides
      Jan 31, 2023 @ 4:29pm
      Jan 31, 2023
      user #1354372machoprincessaddreportBeasway Trail (formerly Salsa Tr.)
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 8:59am
      Jan 22, 2023
      user #2415711MarkqRQ2PhwishlisttrailFrontside
      Jan 14, 2023 @ 5:35pm
      Jan 14, 2023
      user #3022067DbdbdbdbdadwishlistregionArkansas Hills Trails
      Jan 11, 2023 @ 10:16am
      Jan 11, 2023
      user #1354372machoprincessaddreportRusty Lung
      Jan 10, 2023 @ 7:12am
      Jan 10, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1354372machoprincesstrailHooliganLoads of chunky goodness. Yeah it's harder...
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 2:40pm
      Oct 23, 2022
      user #2088305BenKoetrailChicken DinnerWould not recommend, even though it looks like...
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 5:14pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      user #2711387MudFootstrailDream OnSome snow on the North aspect parts of the trail.
      Feb 18, 2022 @ 3:38pm
      Feb 18, 2022
      user #2711387MudFootstrailRise N ShineA bit of snow near the top and in some of the...
      Feb 18, 2022 @ 3:37pm
      Feb 18, 2022
      user #2711387MudFootstrailSand DunesA little bit of snow on the trail today.
      Feb 18, 2022 @ 3:36pm
      Feb 18, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Methodist Mountain Trail System 5 10 45 km
      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 Bike3961 miles10,226 ft28 miles2,864 ft
      #545#2848340335,399
      E-Bike48 miles571 ft2 miles1,808 ft
      #1,91636022
      Hike4063 miles10,427 ft29 miles2,864 ft
      #362#2244034136
      Trail Running4063 miles10,427 ft29 miles2,864 ft
      #363#221403486
      Dirtbike/Moto13 miles482 ft1 mile482 ft
      1931
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