The mountain biking community has been serving up some fresh footage of our regional MTB trails. We’ve collected the latest videos and packaged them all up for you to check out below.
The Fitzgerald Mountain trail system was designed for riders of all skill levels. It includes 4 miles of rocky, technical black trails and 3 miles of cross-country trails for hiking and walking on the north side of the mountain. An additional 3 miles of entry-level trails are currently under construction on the mountain’s south side. The trail system is being built by on 130 acres of land near Bayyari Park, which are owned and maintained by the City of Springdale and Springdale Water Utilities. – Walton Family Foundation
Thanks to Pat Smage we get an up-close look at the new trails in the mountain of east Springdale.
We got a private invite to check out some new MTB trails coming to Springdale, AR! Had a blast cruising around and exploring the trails before they are marked and finished. This place is fun! Lots of flow with berms, jumps and rollers, but also lots of rock and some technical climbs and decents, plus some optional tougher lines. – Pat Smage
New downhill trails built by Rock Solid Trail Contracting have opened at Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs. If you are looking for a lift up the mountain, shuttles provided by Eureka Springs Park and Recreation run 4 days a week. Note: these are some of the most challenging trails in Arkansas. Thanks to @eliasglesmann on Instagram for the Lake Leatherwood cover photo! And thanks to Colton Jones and the Gravitas Racing Crew for taking us on this virtual downhill tour below.
This is an edit I made of the new trails at the Eureka Springs Bike Park in Arkansas! There are free shuttles running Thursday through Sunday for the next two months. These trails are rad and will be open all winter!!!! – Colton Jones
Slaughter Trail Guides, based out of the belly of the Ozarks, offer guided rides, tours, point to point rides, demo bikes, and even shuttles for those who just want the rowdy descents! Recently, they had some buddies in town and took them to Slaughter Pen’s newest playground in Bentonville.
“Several lines over a short run will pucker even the advanced rider. Drops, step ups, berms, and gnarly goodness!” – Oz Trails
It’s important to remember that none of this footage is possible without the hard work of our world-class trailbuilders (e.g. Rock Solid Trail Contracting, NWA Trailblazers)! Oz Trails recently shared a feature on Progressive Trail Design, a group that has shown an unwavering commitment to Design, Build, Ride MTB trails in Northwest Arkansas.
Lastly, a special shout out to Ozark Cycling Adventures, Slaughter Trail Guides, and Oz Trails for sharing this footage on social. Follow each of them to stay tapped into the local scene.