21 miles
Distance
3,660 ft
Climb
-3,660 ft
Descent
02:35:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of The Back 40 Loop Trail
  • past supporters

  • Progressive Trail Design
    2016
    Builder

The Back 40 Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Back 40
    Bella Vista, Arkansas
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager

The Back 40 isn’t simply world-class riding; it’s a testament to the craft and sport. These 40 miles will make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but are rideable from Slaughter Pen via the Greenway and Blowing Springs. This trail system is the brain child of six of the country’s most talented trail builders and will open in the fall of 2016.

source: Oz Trails
Access Info

Park at Lake Ann and you will be in the epicenter of this trail system. Your ride will end with a fantastic downhill back to the car from any direction.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Back 40 Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude min
    982 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,368 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,162 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,162 ft
  • Grade max
    -61.363%
  • Grade min
    52.622%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    02:35:27
  • Avg reverse time
    03:23:51
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Status:
on Aug 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The Back 40 Loop Trail Reports

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Aug 18, 2018 @ 6:22am
Aug 18, 2018
Great ride. Even though it rained hard yesterday the trail was dry today.
Mar 16, 2018 @ 5:28pm
Mar 16, 2018
Jan 21, 2018 @ 5:57pm
Jan 21, 2018
reporter
Jan 21, 2018 @ 5:52pm
Jan 21, 2018
reporter
Dec 27, 2017 @ 3:45pm
Dec 27, 2017
Cold and frozen but good to go.
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Photos

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Jul 27, 2018 @ 4:17pm
Jul 27, 2018
The Back 40 Loop, Bella Vista
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Jul 27, 2018 @ 4:14pm
Jul 27, 2018
The Back 40 Loop, Bella Vista
151 |
Nov 4, 2017 @ 1:23pm
Nov 4, 2017
The Back 40 Loop, Bentonville
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Nov 4, 2017 @ 1:23pm
Nov 4, 2017
The Back 40 Loop, Bentonville

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Oz Trails Off-Road - Ozark 50 - 2018 race
50 miles
Oz Trails Off-Road - Ozark 35 - 2018 race
38 miles

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag rover31 (Sep 10, 2017 at 13:27)
 Dt
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  • + 0
flag WimG FOGBP (Jan 3, 2018 at 17:46)
 All in McMansion hell!
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  • + 1
flag rm7freerider (Jun 23, 2018 at 21:43)
 Not bad, not crazy epic, but probably some of the best singletrack for several hundred miles in all directions. Down in OKC for work and shot out to Bentonville for some riding. Riding in OKC sucks a lot more. They've done a lot of work to make these trails, so it's to be commended. It's also a lot to upkeep, so I hope that happens too. Trail surface is mostly loose-rock, but machine work has created pretty nice trail tread all-around. Lots of up and down, but grades are all pretty manageable and not too steep. You are never far from a road and you cross the roads several times. Doesn't really feel like you are all that far "out there", but you are still in the forest and you'll see wildlife, which is fun. I did this in about 90 degrees and lots of humidity, but the trees and manageable climbs keep it somewhat in check. I'm kind of between 3 and 4 stars out of 5, as far as rating it. I may check back in with Bentonville and see there's some better stuff, but again, this is decent and some of the best within hundreds of miles.
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