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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Videos
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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
      Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 2
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      • 7
      • 10
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of 13 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      25
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Total Distance
      35 miles
      Total Descent
      7,931 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,933 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,928 ft
      Reports
      266
      Photos
      69
      Ridden Counter
      5,363

      Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike Routes

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      Cottonwood Tour
      22 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 31 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Rumba Trail
      10 |
      Jun 12, 2020 @ 11:48am
      Jun 12, 2020
      trail: Backbone
      58 |
      May 22, 2017 @ 7:56pm
      May 22, 2017
      296 |
      Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:38am
      Nov 4, 2016
      | 2 comments
      trail: Backbone
      434 |
      Feb 10, 2016 @ 6:19pm
      Feb 10, 2016

      Videos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      Cottonwood sections
      trail: Cottonwood
      0:18 | 268 | Jul 29, 2016
      MOAB_KOKO road xfer
      trail: Dirt Road
      2:39 | 67 | Jun 2, 2014
      youtuber The Dude Abides on S-mountain
      13:05 | 37 | Mar 14, 2018 , Salida
      youtuber Raw And Off-Camber In Salida | Mountain Biking...
      trail: Cottonwood
      10:20 | 50 | Apr 12, 2018 , Salida

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #605603JredoneaddreportBackbone and 1 more
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 4:16pm
      10 hours
      user #2274276FallenTimberriddentrailChicken Dinner and 3 more
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 1:04pm
      13 hours
      user #862958DirtyMcGirtvotetrailThe Dude Arise and 1 more
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 10:29pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      user #1385410acariddentrailTenderfoot Trail
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 8:09pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      user #1385410acavotetrailSand Dunes
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Jul 5, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1202360Schu42trailProspectorSuper fun trail with some optional lines and...
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 10:26am
      Jun 3, 2020
      user #405066scottlinktrailDream OnVery muddy.... 03/09/2020
      Mar 10, 2020 @ 1:00pm
      Mar 10, 2020
      user #1261865provin1327trailChicken DinnerI agree with flagrfr, this trail is a must do!...
      May 20, 2019 @ 12:42pm
      May 20, 2019
      user #1247292dirtcandytrailCottonwoodThe description is a little outdated. It is...
      Apr 3, 2019 @ 8:22pm
      Apr 3, 2019
      user #731469GrunktrailChicken DinnerRuined by grade reversals, switchbacks and...
      Oct 24, 2018 @ 6:50am
      Oct 24, 2018

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