2.8 miles
Distance
444 ft
Climb
-654 ft
Descent
00:30:43
Avg time
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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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • 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
    #17935 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
    • 40 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.

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More Stats for The Ledges mountain bike 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
    00:30:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:37
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Status:
on May 28, 2021
Wet
Avg: 4.45 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Radar Time
      Directions to the-ledges-85157 trailhead (36.463200, -94.181870)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 223 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 871 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 1, 2020 @ 7:59am
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      Sep 1, 2020 @ 7:58am
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      116 |
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 6:30am
      Aug 30, 2020
      133 |
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 6:30am
      Aug 30, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Back 40 Variety Loop - Ledges and Jumps
      16 miles
      The Back 40 loop
      22 miles
      *Proposed Ozark 50 OZ Trails Off-Road (Under Review) race
      46 miles
      Bento 58
      59 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      GabPayne (Oct 4, 2018 at 15:56)
       Opookckcj
      [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]
      • + 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.
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      Videos

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      youtuber The Ledges of The Back 40  | Mountain Biking...
      9:03 | 1233 | Sep 4, 2018 , Bella Vista
      The Back 40 Part 2 of 4
      35:50 | 69 | Oct 4, 2020 , Bella Vista
      Ledges Trail
      4:07 | 433 | Nov 7, 2017 , Bella Vista
      BACK 40 a The Ledges
      21:42 | 208 | Jun 13, 2017 , Bella Vista

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