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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
      • 9
      • 12
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 12, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      43
      Trails Mountain Bike
      42
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      44
      Trails Trail Running
      44
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      63 miles
      Total Descent
      10,552 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,863 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,862 ft
      Reports
      501
      Photos
      83
      Ridden Counter
      16,576

      Photos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      18 |
      Sep 15, 2023 @ 3:56am
      Sep 15, 2023
      25 |
      Sep 15, 2023 @ 3:56am
      Sep 15, 2023
      trail: Rusty Lung
      15 |
      Jun 18, 2023 @ 9:42am
      Jun 18, 2023
      18 |
      May 16, 2023 @ 5:13am
      May 16, 2023
      trail: Gap Jump Line
      54 |
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 9:28am
      Oct 31, 2022
      trail: Backbone
      143 |
      May 22, 2017 @ 7:56pm
      May 22, 2017
      608 |
      Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:38am
      Nov 4, 2016
      | 2 comments
      trail: Backbone
      658 |
      Feb 10, 2016 @ 6:19pm
      Feb 10, 2016

      Videos of Arkansas Hills Trails Mountain Bike

      Banana Belt Bike People
      53 | Nov 9, 2021
      Cottonwood sections
      trail: Cottonwood
      0:18 | 301 | Jul 29, 2016
      Sand Dune - Salida Co - S Mountain
      trail: Sand Dunes
      7:34 | 126 | Jun 4, 2023 , Salida
      Uncle Nazty - Salida CO - S Mountain
      4:00 | 123 | Jun 1, 2023 , Salida
      Fun, Fast, Flow RUSTY LUNG Trail Salida,...
      trail: Rusty Lung
      7:24 | 151 | Oct 31, 2022 , Salida
      youtuber Single Tracks: Sand Dunes - Salida, CO
      trail: Sand Dunes
      12:45 | 123 | Oct 16, 2022 , Salida
      Sand Dunes Trail Upper & Lower Trail Guide...
      trail: Sand Dunes
      9:30 | 154 | Sep 26, 2022 , Salida
      youtuber Chasing sunset down the Arkansas Hills Trails...
      16:47 | 171 | Apr 27, 2022 , Salida

      Recent Trail Reports

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      mtbwandererriddentrailactivity #51391984
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 7:34am
      3 days
      mtbwandereraddtrailactivity #51390717
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 6:47am
      3 days
      KelleyvbEVeaddreportactivity #51078715
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 9:25am
      Apr 12, 2024
      x75tiger75xwishlistrouteactivity #51007692
      Apr 10, 2024 @ 8:48am
      Apr 10, 2024
      hoaglundbrendanriddentrailactivity #50850194
      Apr 6, 2024 @ 6:43am
      Apr 6, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      hi-dr-nicktrailChicken DinnerIf you like sprint pedaling on a “flow”...
      Mar 23, 2024 @ 7:24am
      Mar 23, 2024
      basic-ti-hardtailtrailSweet DreamsA fun techy descent! I rode this after...
      Oct 19, 2023 @ 6:43pm
      Oct 19, 2023
      basic-ti-hardtailtrailCottonwoodI agree this is more of a blue trail with just...
      Oct 19, 2023 @ 6:38pm
      Oct 19, 2023
      JackmilnereportPauliZ
      Jul 24, 2023 @ 8:26am
      Jul 24, 2023
      fg55trailCottonwoodAbsolutely not black, it’s an easy blue.
      Jul 23, 2023 @ 4:40pm
      Jul 23, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Methodist Mountain Trail System 5 10 45 km
      Chalk Creek 315 km
      Midland Trail System 4 13 320.3 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 Bike4261 miles10,259 ft29 miles2,864 ft
      #500#2628750137,583
      E-Bike58 miles571 ft2 miles1,808 ft
      #1,44943955
      Hike4463 miles10,551 ft29 miles2,864 ft
      #331#2085014296
      Trail Running4463 miles10,551 ft29 miles2,864 ft
      #335#2095014234
      Dirtbike/Moto13 miles482 ft1 mile482 ft
      189
      • By artificiallightmovement & contributors
      • Admins: SMT
      • #6906 - 7,476 views

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