The 9 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Arkansas!

It’s time to suit up, grab your mountain bike, and hit the trails! Arkansas is full of beautiful landscapes that provide the perfect settings for some great mountain biking trails. Here are our picks for some of the best in the state.

1. Womble Trail

This 35.5-mile trail in the Ouachita National Forest is one of the most popular mountain biking trails in Arkansas. The Womble Trail is considered to be the best of all of the trails in the Ouachita National Forest. The International Mountain Biking Association lists this trail as an “Epic Ride.” 

2. Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

You’ll LOVE this trail that runs along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita! The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is so popular that many know it simply by LOViT. Because this trail is situated along popular hunting grounds, all riders should wear bright colored clothing.

3. Blowing Springs Trail

The Blowing Springs Trail features cliff riding, caves, waterfalls, and more! Open year round, this trail ranges from fast and flowing to rocky and technical.

4. Cedar Glades Trail

You’ll need your climbing legs for this great trail in Hot Springs. The 10-mile Cedar Glades Trail is one fast ride with several climbs.

5. Thunder Chicken Trail

Thunder Chicken is one of the newer trails in the region. This trail features jumps, flows, drops, and wall rides.

6. Ben Geren Park Trail

This 17.9-mile trail is part of the fabulous Ben Geren Mountain Bike Trail System. The largest hill on this trail is Hobo Hill. Riders need to be aware that this hill has a lot of foot traffic, so beware of hikers!

7. Rabbit Ridge Trail

Rabbit Ridge Trail is perfect for kids! This 0.65-mile trail in Little Rock is designed for beginner off-road bicyclists. 

8. Syllamo Trails

This great trail system has many loops worth riding, including the White River Bluff Loop, the Scrappy Mountain Loop, and the Bad Branch Loop.

9. Slaughter Pen Trail

This 18-mile trail in Bentonville is great for riders of most skill levels. Some of the harder sections on this trail have easy alternative routes.

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