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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
      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
      Paved Parking Lot google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 26, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Total Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      1,875 ft
      Total Vertical
      606 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,816 ft
      Reports
      157
      Photos
      42
      Ridden Counter
      2,425

      Mt Kessler Mountain Bike Routes

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      Kessler OG route- Kessler Mountain - Fayetteville
      8 miles
      Grand Tour
      10 miles
      17 mile Mt Kessler Ridepopular ridelog17 miles
      13 mile Mt Kessler All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog13 miles
      7 mile Mt Kessler Ridepopular ridelog7 miles
      6 mile Mt Kessler Ridepopular ridelog6 miles
      14 mile Mt Kessler Ridepopular ridelog14 miles
      10 mile Mt Kessler All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog10 miles
      6 mile Mt Kessler Ridepopular ridelog6 miles
      5 mile Mt Kessler Ridepopular ridelog5 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 5 rides
      • 9.9 km avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 5.4 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 13.4 km avg distance

      Photos of Mt Kessler Mountain Bike

      trail: Crazy Mary
      91 |
      Jun 19, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Jun 19, 2020
      trail: Crazy Mary
      115 |
      Jun 19, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Jun 19, 2020
      trail: Crazy Mary
      145 |
      Jun 19, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Jun 19, 2020
      trail: Crazy Mary
      144 |
      Jun 19, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Jun 19, 2020

      Videos of Mt Kessler Mountain Bike

      Mt. Kessler Eggbeater c WO Rock Ride
      trail: Egg Beater
      8:21 | 68 | Jun 16, 2017
      Mt. Kessler Eggbeater b
      trail: Egg Beater
      4:46 | 25 | Jun 16, 2017
      Mt. Kessler Eggbeater a
      trail: Egg Beater
      0:45 | 12 | Jun 16, 2017
      Mt. Kessler Crazy Mary a
      trail: Crazy Mary
      17:23 | 185 | Jun 14, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Chinkapin Oak
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 6:50am
      Sep 26, 2020
      Idealbluemountainaut
      Spellbound
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 6:50am
      Sep 26, 2020
      IdealbluemountainautSuch a fun and challenging trail!
      Tarrapin Station
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 6:50am
      Sep 26, 2020
      IdealbluemountainautForgot how good going south on this one...
      Last Call
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 7:17am
      Sep 5, 2020
      Idealbluemountainaut
      Western Myth
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 1:45pm
      Sep 3, 2020
      Idealbluemountainaut
      Serpentine
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 1:45pm
      Sep 3, 2020
      Idealbluemountainaut
      Egg Beater
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 2:02pm
      Aug 25, 2020
      IdealbluemountainautNew rock drainage section looks and rides...
      Last Call
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 7:06am
      Aug 16, 2020
      Drydgodwin
      Rock City
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 6:04am
      Aug 10, 2020
      IdealbluemountainautDry and good condition.
      Cato Springs Trail
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 8:21am
      Aug 1, 2020
      IdealbluemountainautNice trail

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1859395bluemountainautaddreportTarrapin Station and 4 more
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 9:37am
      2 days
      user #2026662AgirlcyclistaddvideoFayetteville, Arkansas Kessler
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 8:41pm
      2 days
      user #1271803UnrealityshowriddentrailTarrapin Station and 5 more
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Sep 18, 2020
      user #2416740ArchermattriddentrailChinkapin Oak
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 9:57pm
      Sep 17, 2020
      user #1859395bluemountainautaddreportWestern Myth and 5 more
      Sep 9, 2020 @ 11:06am
      Sep 9, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1177028vaedwardstrailCrazy MaryClassic volunteer-built rocky downhill trail -...
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 11:45am
      Aug 1, 2020
      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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      namedistance
      Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain 1 34.8 km
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      Lincoln Lake 7 111.7 km
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