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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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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 intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      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
      Devils Den Parking (2) google parking directions
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      Caution on Apr 11, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,917
      State Ranking
      #18
      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Total Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent
      2,177 ft
      Total Vertical
      606 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,816 ft
      Reports
      47
      Photos
      32
      Ridden Counter
      914

      Photos of Mt Kessler Mountain Bike

      trail: Crazy Mary
      23 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      trail: Crazy Mary
      30 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      trail: Crazy Mary
      40 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      trail: Egg Beater
      38 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 9:27am
      Mar 9, 2018

      Videos of Mt Kessler Mountain Bike

      Mt. Kessler Eggbeater c WO Rock Ride
      trail: Egg Beater
      8:21 | 35 | Jun 16, 2017
      Mt. Kessler Eggbeater b
      trail: Egg Beater
      4:46 | 10 | Jun 16, 2017
      Mt. Kessler Eggbeater a
      trail: Egg Beater
      0:45 | 6 | Jun 16, 2017
      Mt. Kessler Crazy Mary a
      trail: Crazy Mary
      17:23 | 109 | Jun 14, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Chinkapin Oak
      Apr 11, 2019 @ 9:36am
      Apr 11, 2019
      Prevalent MudPedalStrikeNurd

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Serpentine
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 8:45pm
      Mar 17, 2019
      VariableTrailjunkeySeveral deep mud spots
      Egg Beater
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 8:44pm
      Mar 17, 2019
      VariableTrailjunkeySome very wet muddy spots. Lots of...
      Park Connector
      Mar 14, 2019 @ 11:57am
      Mar 14, 2019
      Prevalent Mudcanadianenduro
      Last Call
      Mar 14, 2019 @ 11:57am
      Mar 14, 2019
      Prevalent Mudcanadianenduro
      Tank Connector
      Feb 24, 2019 @ 1:23pm
      Feb 24, 2019
      VariableTrailjunkey
      Crazy Mary
      Dec 17, 2018 @ 4:37pm
      Dec 17, 2018
      VariableFlattopwill Mostly tacky with a couple wet spots....
      Western Myth
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 7:32am
      Sep 2, 2018
      Variablemtbark
      Spellbound
      Feb 18, 2018 @ 8:34am
      Feb 18, 2018
      Variablecalvinkcox
      Lone Star
      Feb 18, 2018 @ 8:34am
      Feb 18, 2018
      Drycalvinkcox
      Trent
      Feb 18, 2018 @ 8:34am
      Feb 18, 2018
      Variablecalvinkcox

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1135368PedalStrikeNurdaddreportChinkapin Oak
      Apr 11, 2019 @ 9:36am
      Apr 11, 2019
      user #1135368PedalStrikeNurdaddridelogApr 10, 2019 ride log
      Apr 10, 2019 @ 9:07pm
      Apr 10, 2019
      user #1565695JamahoaddridelogApr 9, 2019 ride log
      Apr 9, 2019 @ 5:40pm
      Apr 9, 2019
      user #1208678belgianwatersquirreladdridelogApr 8, 2019 ride log
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 8:02pm
      Apr 8, 2019
      user #1376780RipleyRiderwishlisttrailSpellbound and 1 more
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 3:30pm
      Apr 8, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1266470PatTheThaitrailEgg BeaterA rocky, technical section of trail with...
      Mar 26, 2018 @ 10:28am
      Mar 26, 2018
      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
      Feb 2, 2018

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