2.8 miles
Distance
444 ft
Climb
-654 ft
Descent
00:26:58
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of The Ledges Trail

The Ledges Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Back 40
    Bella Vista, Arkansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #2734 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2493 in E-Biking
    • #64055 in Trail Running
    • #9450 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

A black diamond trail that will take you across a series of tight rock ledges high above a dry creek bed. The trail has a variety of black features include high speed ares with double and tabletop jumps, berms, rock gardens and small drops.

The trail is bi-directional, but is best ridden south to north.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Ledges multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -210 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,123 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,333 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,333 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,123 ft
  • Grade
    -1.4%
  • Grade max
    -26.681%
  • Grade min
    28.204%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,210 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:23
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Aug 10, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (11 votes)
Your vote: 0

view (2,020)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
Only show trails with NO bikes.
enable

Save the current map location and zoom level as your default home location whenever this page is loaded.

Save
      Directions to the-ledges-85157 trailhead (36.463200, -94.181870)
      update trails status or condition

      The Ledges Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 10, 2022 @ 5:40am
      Aug 10, 2022
      Spiders! And Webs on the menu.
      May 22, 2022 @ 11:33am
      May 22, 2022
      Tree down need chainsaw
      May 14, 2022 @ 8:10am
      May 14, 2022
      First time on Ledges. Easy easy, only one dismount and one dab.
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 12:48pm
      Apr 11, 2022
      Feb 19, 2022 @ 11:13am
      Feb 19, 2022
      A little wet in spots but mostly good .
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 276 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,849 rides
      • Last: Aug 18, 2022

      Photos

      more »
      39 |
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 10:45pm
      Apr 11, 2022
      42 |
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 10:45pm
      Apr 11, 2022
      36 |
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 10:45pm
      Apr 11, 2022
      38 |
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 10:45pm
      Apr 11, 2022

      Routes with this trail

      more »
      titledistance
      Payson's Bentonville Trail Challenge138 miles
      Wildebeest Route154 miles
      Back 40 Variety Loop - Ledges and Jumps16 miles
      Oz trail off road recon35 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      savesthejade (Jan 26, 2022 at 16:57)
      A nice tech trail in a sea of mediocre intermediate gravely dirt trails.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      rageify (Jan 1, 2022 at 14:22)
      Fantastic trail. While much is blue, this is def a black trail. I road in rain and its tough for sure. If you can do Oscar's in Coler, you'll be good here. Exposure isn't life threatening but def limb. South to North is the only way.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      wgwestervelt (May 15, 2021 at 3:53)
      Good trail. I would give it a blue/black rating. If your not comfortable riding on a ledge 18" wide or so you're probably not going to enjoy it. A couple of spicy sections easily walkable.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Tbruce318 (Aug 18, 2020 at 19:52)
      This is one of my favorite trails if not my absolute favorite. Not too many people so you can let loose and enjoy the ride. It is a challenging trail but idk if I would call it an expert trail. It is very fun. Flows really well at times and other times it's pretty technical. I would suggest riding from south to north so start out on the Commonwealth road side and go down to the Grosvenor road end.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      GabPayne (Oct 4, 2018 at 15:56)
      Opookckcj
      [Reply]





      Videos

      more »
      youtuber Coler Mountain Bike Preserve | Downhill...
      11:37 | 1509 | Jul 25, 2018 , Bella Vista
      youtuber The Ledges of The Back 40  | Mountain Biking...
      9:03 | 1551 | Sep 4, 2018 , Bella Vista
      youtuber Biking The Ledges at The Back 40 in Bella...
      7:37 | 313 | Jul 26, 2021 , Bella Vista
      The Back 40 Part 2 of 4
      35:50 | 142 | Oct 4, 2020 , Bella Vista

      Nearby Trails

      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.