38 miles
Distance
4,728 ft
Climb
-4,727 ft
Descent
1,325 ft
High Point

The Inaugural Oz Trails Off-Road allows participants to choose from the Ozark 25, Ozark 35 and Ozark 50 graduated route options. While "Ozark" pays homage to the Oz Trails network, each number represents the distance of each route in miles (+/-).

All three routes will challenge riders with varied rolling terrain connecting world-class purpose-built singletrack for mountain biking in the beautiful and rugged Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas.

Boasting more than 200 miles of trails connecting communities, Northwest Arkansas has become one of the hottest new mountain bike destinations in America thanks to more than $30 million invested into trails development over the last five years alone. The Oz Trails Off-Road will celebrate this community investment by taking participants on numerous featured trails, including the Slaughter Pen trail system, the Back 40 trail system in Bella Vista, and more.

The Ozark 35 challenges riders with 4,475 feet of climbing through a succession of short, punchy climbs that gradually tax the legs and lungs. With the same mass start rollout to the Ozark 25, once into the Back 40 area, Ozark 35 riders will experience more of the Back 40 Loop.

Riders will then get to experience Flo Ride, an icon of the region delivering technical downhill flow with numerous features including berms, jumps, small rock gardens and limestone ledges that will spice up the ride.

From there it's onto Rago and into Slaughter Pen just like the Ozark 25, but taking Tatamagouche trail, rich with wooden features and rock armoring, working over arms as well as suspension before finishing the same way as the Ozark 25 via the legendary A-line bike to school route included in Ozone trail.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag Racermar2k (Oct 6, 2018 at 17:20)
 Pretty solid trail system.
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Route POI

Water Fountain/SourceBlowing Spring Water PointWater Fountain/Source
Aid StationEuston Aid StationAid Station
Aid StationLake Ann Aid StationAid Station

Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Oz Trails Off-Road - Ozark 35 - 2018 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    982 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,293 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,293 ft
  • Grade max
    -58.552%
  • Grade min
    35.332%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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