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      Located on the southwest edge of Fayetteville in Washington County, Kessler Mountain reaches 1,856 feet above sea level. The area consists of steep bluffs and rock-covered woodlands with miles of nature trails that traverse through stands of old-growth forest, rock out-croppings and many native flora and fauna species. The area presents approximately 376 acres of undeveloped land to the public for a variety of recreation including hiking, birding, mountain biking, nature watching and relaxing. Patrons are requested to sign a log at the parking lot to help the city document the area’s use.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,229
      State Ranking
      #12
      Trails
      13
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      2,289 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,826 ft
      Total Vertical
      535 ft
      Reports
      31
      Photos
      24
      Ridden Counter
      282

      Photos of Mt Kessler Mountain Bike

      trail: Crazy Mary
      8 |
      Feb 2, 2018 @ 8:10pm
      Feb 2, 2018
      Crazy Mary, Fayetteville
      trail: Crazy Mary
      6 |
      Feb 2, 2018 @ 8:09pm
      Feb 2, 2018
      Crazy Mary, Fayetteville
      trail: Chinkapin Oak
      7 |
      Feb 2, 2018 @ 6:46pm
      Feb 2, 2018
      Chinkapin Oak, Fayetteville
      trail: Chinkapin Oak
      6 |
      Feb 2, 2018 @ 6:45pm
      Feb 2, 2018
      Chinkapin Oak, Fayetteville
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      Videos of Mt Kessler Mountain Bike

      Mt. Kessler Eggbeater c WO Rock Ride
      trail: Egg Beater
      8:21 | 13 | Jun 16, 2017
      Mt. Kessler Eggbeater b
      trail: Egg Beater
      4:46 | 4 | Jun 16, 2017
      Mt. Kessler Eggbeater a
      trail: Egg Beater
      0:45 | 3 | Jun 16, 2017
      Mt. Kessler Crazy Mary a
      trail: Crazy Mary
      17:23 | 60 | Jun 14, 2017
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      user #1177028vaedwardstrailRock CityTRAIL CLOSED until further notice Sections...
      Feb 10, 2018 @ 2:52pm
      Feb 10, 2018
      user #1474028NWA-SlowpoketrailChinkapin OakThis is now Chinkapin Oak trail.
      Feb 2, 2018 @ 6:31pm
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