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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +342/271 ft
Total: 75 riders
 

Mountain Biking Arcadia Laketrails

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#53 of 63 mountain bike trails in Oklahoma
#11609 in the world
First added by searsandrewj on May 2, 2020. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
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I-35 to exit 141, go approx. 3 miles East on Hwy 66. to Project Office.
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  • GregInSticks
    ****

    They have added 1.6 miles on the East side of the Dam! Very nice trail there, not as sandy as the rest at this time. Makes the trail about 12 miles round trip if you stay in this side of the river. Sadly, they seem to be running a pipeline through the area and it cuts off about half a mile on the West side.

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  • andy.din
    ****

    It was hard to bike while people were hiking, random dogs were walking, and it had a over load of sand

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  • Ryan Wallace
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    Sandy trail is really fun to ride after a rain. When conditions are dry, the loose sand takes extra energy and cornering skill.

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  • theanvil405
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    The trails at Arcadia are poorly maintained, poorly marked in some spots, and the sand is horrible. There were some spots on turns that were so sandy, turning and accelerating were impossible. With the Lake McMurtry Trails just 45 minutes away and the Draper Lake Trails only 30 minutes away, I honestly have no idea why anybody goes to the Arcadia Lake Trails. They need some attention.

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  • Likz2bikeOkc
    *****

    Nice ride when the sand is damp. Would like to see this turned into a large loop. The trail goes out from the start to the end and back on the same trail. There are a couple small bypass loops. Pretty easy, bring the kids. Saw wild turkeys and deer on both trips.

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  • Dave Pocta
    **

    Sand everywhere. Tough to ride. Easy to loose bike control. Decent layout but could be better marked.

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  • Jason Duncan
    ****

    This trail is great for a quick evening ride. At 8 miles from the Project Office to the river and back, it has a tiny bit of everything. Once they get the other side of the river open, it makes for a really decent time out.

    Yes, there is some sand and it gets worse the dryer, hotter it gets out (so really bad in the summer) and there are some ticks (like other MTB areas in OKC!)..

    I haven't had much issue with ticks lately and I just chalk up the sand to part of riding a mountain bike.

    This trail is not maintained as well as Bluff or Draper but for an alternative, for sure worth a ride every so often.

    Stay tuned for new trails coming to Arcadia Lake soon!

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  • shanedon11
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    This trail is worth a ride if you are in the area. It is grown up with ivy and brush if you towards the east and more open if you head west from the first arcadia entrance off edmond road. It is a pretty fast trail overall, nothing technical, but there are multiple sandy spots. This does add to the challenge along with the humidity of the area it will gI've you a workout.

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  • MTBCrash29

    Good trail for beginners. There are some sandy spots that will offer a challenge. Trails seem to be maintained by a local club but could use some better markings and maps. (just for the beginner level rider that may get uncomfortable or lost). $2.00 in the box for use, there is a visitor center that will give you a trail map. (I found it to be a little outdated) This trail is fun and you can spend some time poking around the lake as well. Trail crosses the campgrounds and access roads in several spots so just hunt and peck around to find the follow on trail.

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  • jhonea
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    Good beginner trail. But, you should be aware that Spring Creek is currently too high to cross. This cuts some mileage out of the trail.

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  • Matt Thien
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    For those concerned about the ticks and the sand that normally plague this trail...with colder weather upon us, I can report that I got no ticks on my ride and there were maybe 3-4 times where the sand was an issue. The sand is starting to pack down making it MUCH easier to ride. So...load up the bikes, bundle up the kids and get them out here! Great trail for family rides (only have to dismount over 5 or so tougher spots)!

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  • Matt Thien
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    Road the northern ish part of this trail with the kids (6 and 10). Sandy. Tons of ticks (big ones and small ones). Without the sand and the ticks this would be the perfect family friendly trail. There are some really cool parts to this section of trail but we won't be back until the fall/winter.

    The southern ish part of the trail is more wide open and scenic.

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  • nbf1526
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    Decent trail. Good for starters. Really sandy, especially in the corners.

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  • Kev Burden
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    A fun trail, broken up in to 3-4 legs, some more enjoyable than others. Can be a bit sandy in some spots,

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  • GnarShredder
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    Decent trail a couple years ago. Don't even bother riding it in the summer. Sandy, overgrown, and guaranteed to pick off dozens of ticks. Early Spring, late Fall and Winter are the best times to ride.

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  • prerunner1982
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    With the heavy rain earlier this summer this trail has become very sandy. Also with the heavy rain and flooding that closed the last for awhile it appears the lake crews have concentrated more on cleaning/maintaining the rest of the lake and have left the trails until last. As of the first Saturday of Sept, the trail from the project office was not mowed with heavy/high grass and stickers. The trailheads for Central State Park entrance were mowed but became heavily overgrown again once the trail was out of sight of the entrance. The trail south of the Edmond Park entrance had been mowed fairly recently and was decent with only a few high spots until almost the large creek crossing. There were also multiple areas with storm debris on/in the trail.

    Trail is in need of maintenance.

    Trail is generally a good all around trail, with some technical, single track, and hills ........and sand (too much of it now though).

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