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      A beginner friendly, tight network of trails. Not a lot of elevation gain/loss here, but be prepared for lots of exposed rocks and roots. The trail called Hobo would be the most difficult and technical trail here, as its a series of ups and downs on a hillside (starts at the bottom and ends up on top) that is mostly a rutted out and eroded trail that will get your legs burning and it has a few tricky line choices. The trail called "Gravity" is a one-way, downhill run that is quite a bit of fun, with fast berms and a few jumps. Also along the same lines would be "Roller Coaster", with its fast and furious descent with lots of berms and jumps, and a miniature rock garden as you exit it. "Elvis" is one of the older trails here, and in my opinion is probably the most fun of the trails here. It's a good mix of what Ben Geren offers.

      These trails differ from what you find in NWA, as these are an old school, hand cut variety. In total there are about 16 miles of trail here. Some of the trails in the lower sections near the disk golf course have a tendency to hold water, so please avoid these if it has rained much.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Paved Ben Garen Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Most people park at the amphitheater off of McClure Drive at the top of the hill. Also, group rides generally meet here Tuesday evenings at 6 P.M. weather permitting. In the winter, bring your lights!
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      Caution as of Oct 2, 2021
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      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails E-Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      1,705 ft
      Total Vertical
      227 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      642 ft
      Reports
      59
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      1,096

      Photos of Ben Geren Park Mountain Bike

      175 |
      Apr 5, 2016 @ 1:29pm
      Apr 5, 2016
      169 |
      Apr 5, 2016 @ 1:26pm
      Apr 5, 2016
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Ben Geren Park Mountain Bike

      2013 Angel Fire Gravity Nationals
      trail: Gravity
      7:14 | 325 | Aug 30, 2013
      2013 ETSU National Gravity Qualifier Race Run...
      trail: Gravity
      4:34 | 183 | May 16, 2013
      2013 ETSU National Gravity Qualifier Practice Run
      trail: Gravity
      1:50 | 279 | May 16, 2013
      2013 ETSU National Gravity Qualifier
      trail: Gravity
      0:12 | 422 | May 15, 2013
      Ben Geren Park 2020 'Cheeseburger & Play...

      8:42 | 56 | Jul 2, 2020
      Ben Geren Park 2020 'Elvis & Pond Bank Loops'
      trail: Elvis
      11:55 | 87 | Jul 2, 2020 , Fort Smith
      Ben Geren Park 2020 'Zippidee Doo Dah's &...
      12:41 | 66 | Jul 2, 2020 , Fort Smith
      Ben Geren Park 2020 'Hobo Hill & Parker Loops'
      13:29 | 68 | Jul 2, 2020 , Fort Smith

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2870556Rupedog777votetrailParker Loop
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 2:18pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      user #2870556Rupedog777addreportParker Loop and 4 more
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 2:17pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      user #2870556Rupedog777riddentrailParker Loop
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 2:17pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      user #2850536CGeorgeBKwishlisttrailPond Bank Loop and 2 more
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 7:21pm
      Sep 11, 2021
      user #2120444Atomic2002addreportZippidee Doo Dah and 1 more
      Aug 31, 2021 @ 12:22pm
      Aug 31, 2021

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      user #1417201LcarrolltrailAutobahnTrail was marked, but too overgrown to ride....
      Oct 1, 2017 @ 8:24am
      Oct 1, 2017

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2019 miles1,706 ft7 miles226 ft
      #3,567#1,6222591,951
      E-Bike1417 miles1,594 ft7 miles226 ft
      #1,223#301435
      Hike1919 miles1,617 ft7 miles226 ft
      #3,571#1,7455712
      Trail Running1919 miles1,617 ft7 miles226 ft
      #3,578#1,746575
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