Newest member of the Ouachita area trails. It was built by Hot Springs Bicycle Assoc. after Water Works trails was closed due to the terrorist attack on 9/11. The trail is very wel maintained and manicured by the HSBA so it is always a pleasure to ride. The trail itself is very smooth not really rocky or technical of a trail but still a lot of fun to ride. There is only one big climb here with swtichbacks that get you almost to the top. One thing I can say about the trail is that it has one of the fastest downhills around, its one of the things i look forward to when i get a chance to go over there. The rest of the trail meanders in and out of coves and small valleys with some tight areas of twists and turns along the way. A couple of small creek crossings and some nice open areas to get up some speed. There can be a few muddy spots after a rain but the HSBA is building some boardwalks over these areas. If you are in teh Hot Springs area take the time to ride this trail as I know you will be glad you did. (initially submitted by Kenny Davis)
Review: Close to Hot Springs. Good trails, good flow. Some climbing, but not bad.
Got a bit lost at the north TH, trying to find the trail around the parking lot.
Mostly beginner skills needed.
Review: Fun trail with a lot of twists and turns. Easy access from Hot Springs. We didn't find the big climb everyone talks about but the trail we rode had very manageable climbs and descents. Didn't see a map anywhere so we were a little confused at some of the intersections. The skills course at the trailhead was a fun addition to the ride.
Review: Great trail close to town. Beginner, intermediate and expert loops for 12 miles of riding. Beautiful trails with several bridges, switchbacks and creek crossings. Fun downhill sections and one good climb (200 feet plus). Not too technical but enough roots and rocks to hold your attention. Additionally, there are wooden features near the parking area to play on.
Review: This is my second ride on this trail...it just keeps getting better!! We waited 40 minutes for the rain to stop so we could ride it (we drove up from doing the Womble). You're probably thinking..."What, you'll leave ruts." Not this trail. Of course we checked the firmness before we headed out. What an awesome ride! Although it was wet, I'd have to say we rarely slipped on this trail.
Will do the 5 hour drive from Fort Worth to ride this again!