4 miles
Distance
183 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
00:52:22
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Chickalah Valley Loop Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Nebo State Park
    Russellville, Arkansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail is a strong intermediate trail with incredible rock work. There are expert level jumps which can be ridden around. The park asks that the directional signs be followed. From the trailhead, go left (clockwise) on even days of the month and go right (counter-clockwise) on odd days of the month.

Either direction, the trail goes down from the Mount Nebo Bench Trail on fast flowy singletrack bench cuts with big berms and armored wash crossings. Watch for the Chickalah Creek crossings, they make great rest/photo stops. Also, the ride across the north side of the loop features beautiful views of the Arkansas River Valley. No matter what, your ride will finish with a climb, so be ready with water, snacks, and time.

Access Info

The recommended way to access the trail is from the parking overlook on Highway 155. At the Bench Trail, go to the left near the overlook and ride for approximately three-quarters of a mile to the Chickalah Loop Trailhead.

More Stats for Chickalah Valley Loop Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -531 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,009 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,540 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,540 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,007 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -33.8%
  • Grade min
    15.6%
  • Distance climb
    4,383 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,496 ft
  • Avg time
    00:52:22
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:55
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Status:
on Jan 18, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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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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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Chickalah Valley... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 64 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 171 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag huntstyle (Jul 29, 2019 at 15:03)
       Lots of fun in both directions! Be sure to only ride the designated direction, as there are blind corners in areas with exposure that would be very dangerous for colliding riders!
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      youtuber NEW Chickalah Valley Loop Trail at Mt Nebo!!!...
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