Ben Geren Park Trail

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10
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 600 ft
↓ 600 ft
436
elevation (ft)
7.1
avg mph
36
ridden
10
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1:09
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.29 out of 5
About This Trail
added by jmmilton Granny Gear on August 13, 2006
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This multiuse trail network offers something for everyone. It starts with a 1.9 mi. paved path that connects Ben Geren Park to the River Valley Nature Center. There are several trails intersecting the pavement so you can ride as much or as little as you want. An easier flat section goes to the South out of the parking lot. Take the paved path East to find a challenging climb. Once you get atop the climb, the trail follows the boundaries of the park and through a hollow, then back along side Massard road. New signage is being installed along this Great new addition to the Fort Smith area.
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Josh Price on August 21, 2014
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Review: This is a series of trails that you can add together to make the ride as easy or challenging as you like. From a easy ride on a asphalt jogging path to jumps, and step rocky hill climbs. Loads of fun with trails crossing over the asphalt is many different places so if you give out you can simply head back to the truck. I am by no means a seasoned rider and this trail system is amazing for all skill levels. Well worth the trip and I have found myself riding it up to 3 or 4 times a week if times allow.

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WxMstr on August 8, 2014
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Review: Tons of fun, good parking and some challenging parts on the trail. First off the trail is very well maintained. No overgrowth, trash and stuff like that. The loops are not marked the best but still it's hard to get lost when all the trails end up leading back to main paved trail. Not to many climbs, some rocks and water crossings. Lots of semi elevated bridges that are a couple feet in width. Lots of wildlife. I saw a king snake numerous lizards and some deer. Definitely recommend for a good easy cardio workout

Similar Trail: Rock cut state park

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restlessrmtb on July 21, 2014
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Review: I ride this the day after I hit Slaughter Pen. Ben Geren has some good flow in places, plenty of small jumps along the trails, and decent change in elevation. Trail is mostly loose dirt, with bits of hard pack here and there.

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utilityguy1 on December 13, 2012
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Review: I rode this trail Dec 12, 2012. I Found it on Strava while I was on a business trip to Ft. Smith. Not sure I started at the trail head, but I did ride it counter clockwise and I think I hit just about everything. Trail was not real-well marked, but I managed to put in around 13 miles and make it back to where I started. Not technical, but plenty challenging with speed. There were roots in some parts, and rocks in another, separated by some fairy tame singletrack. Trail was in great shape and looks like it gets a lot of love from the local mountain bike community. It is nice to ride a trail that is kept trimmed back. This is a trail worth visiting again.

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mtbark on August 18, 2012
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Review: This trail is made up 5 loops all of which come back to the paved trail so bail outs are numerous. For the most there is nothing real technical on this trail except for a few rocky areas. There are no big climbs except for one of the loops has a small sustained climb. Pretty fun trail to ride. For more information go to www.mtbark.com

Similar Trail: Springhill Park

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1x7_Heaven on December 21, 2011
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Review: They have since added to the paved portion of the trail (roughly 6 mile loop now). Trail is maintained well continually improved on. Great ride, probably a little much for beginners. You will not be disappointed :)

* Review edited 12/21/2011

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ghr1231 on October 3, 2011
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Review: This is a cool place to ride. The trail heads are well marked and the ride flows really well. Nothing too technical. Rocky areas and some tight turns. The skills course is a blast. Definitely check this place out if you are in the Ft. Smith area. Also, when you finish riding there is a great 18 hole disc golf course that is worth its play. Get out and ride!

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cj7adidas1 on January 18, 2009
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Review: All around a good ride. I just came back from there and the the trails we not marked as well as others say. Pretty easy to get around though. Every mile or so you will be able to get back on the paved path.

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Guest on September 30, 2008
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Review: I rode here when I was living in LA. It was a pretty nice singletrack at the time I rode it every month or so.

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bobbyB on July 5, 2008
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Review: We lost a couple of trails due to contruction but theres still a lot of good riding there. it connects to chaffee so if you want a longer ride you can. Theres some good hill climbs and lots of loose rocks in some sections.

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nbouse on June 21, 2007
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Review: Rode the Wild Hog Tracks trail backwards (counter clockwise) DIFFERENT!!! Slick rocks and bridges, muddier then usual due to rain, good ride, would like to see what it's like when I have a little more traction beneath the tires.

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nbouse on June 19, 2007
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Review: Rode the Wild Hog Tracks trail today before all the storms came through. Lightning called the end of the ride short. It is approx. 2 miles from the trailhead of the park. It starts to the left just before crossing the yellow barrier poles. Good track, had been improved upon since the last time I was on this trail. A lot of wood bridges, narrow trail and close quarters between trees. Spots in the trail are very rough due to rocks and tree roots but not to the point where the average Joe like myself can't manage to handle. This trail can also be taken counter clockwise by riding up the paved trail to where it "y". Take the left of the Y and just before you leave the trail you'll see the trail on the Left. I think I'll try going counter clockwise next time, I think the momentum of travelling down hill instead of uphill will add a different twist to this already GREAT ride.

Similar Trail: Springhill Park's Golden Eagle Trail

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nbouse on June 10, 2007
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Review: This is a group of four loops, I know the names of two of them (Whoop and Holler, Beaver Dam) So far, I've riden three of the four trails and have found them equally interesting in their own right. The whoop and holler is exactly that, a lot of ups and downs and twists and turns, it's the closest you can get to being on a roller coaster while on a MTB. Beaver dam has had races in the past, it's failry level ground with several low lying creek crossings. There is a small jump about 1/2 mile into the trail which is interesting, but this trail doesn't get technical until you cross the concrete "Beaver" dam and turn off into the woods again. I blew a tire and it's very tight manuevering, but VERY enjoyable.

Similar Trail: Springhill Park (Golden Eagle Trail)

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CD on September 25, 2006
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Review: Rode for the 1st time on 9/24/06, great intermediate trail, ride straight up the new concrete trail to the top & vear to the right for trail head, lots of medium sized rocks, a few logs & tree roots but all very ridable, nice new trail in Fort smith, trail is very well marked

Similar Trail: Fianna Hills (has no trespassing signs now I hear?) Springhill Park (beginner track)

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Ben Geren Park Trail MTB Trail 4.29 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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