50 miles
Distance
5,875 ft
Climb
-5,875 ft
Descent
1,352 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 bike-centric 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. 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.

Not for the weak, the Ozark 50 is a big day on the bike and will also be the route for the Professional Men and Women on Sunday. Packing in a whopping 6,245 feet of climbing in 50 miles..

Following the same route as the Ozark 35, after completing Flo Ride, the route goes on to SBAT and Taylor Homestead trails before arriving at The Ledges, a technical, black diamond trail infamous for narrow, rocky singletrack along a ledge high above a creek bed, requiring laser focus and skill to negotiate.

The Ozark 50 then hits Back 40 Loop and follows the same route home as the Ozark 35.

If you're looking for a soul satisfying effort, the Ozark 50 has your name on it.

Route Supporters
Local Trail Association
Friends of Arkansas Single Track (fasttrails.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!

Comments


Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Route POI

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 50 - 2018 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    982 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,293 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,293 ft
  • Grade max
    -58.968%
  • Grade min
    47.721%
  • Distance climb
    22 miles
  • Distance down
    24 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
no votes yet
close
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
youtuber It's a wild ride - The Ledges | Back 40
It's a wild ride - The Ledges | Back 40
trail: The Ledges
9:03 | 109 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 4, 2018
Ledges Trail
Ledges Trail
trail: The Ledges
4:07 | 213 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 7, 2017
A quick little ride (some follow cam but mostly just POV) on the Ledges trail (going from south to north, the preferred direction for sure) in the...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
The All-American
Oct 17, 2018 @ 12:29pm
Oct 17, 2018
Crystal Bridges
Oct 17, 2018 @ 12:29pm
Oct 17, 2018
South Upper
Oct 6, 2018 @ 6:25am
Oct 6, 2018
South Lower
Oct 6, 2018 @ 6:25am
Oct 6, 2018
Cooper Elementary Spur
Oct 6, 2018 @ 6:25am
Oct 6, 2018
more reports »
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.