Arkabutla Lake Dam

3.75 out of 5
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↑ 500 ft
↓ 700 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
Single track and double track. Very flat, sandy at times. Aproximately 5 mile loop. Well maintained. The trail is fairly easy and good for beginners. However, beginners need to watch out for the inclines on which stepping logs have been imbedded to accomadate hikers. Watch out for all of the joggers, too! Lots of them. It is a really beautiful nature trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (8)

Granny Gear

September 20, 2019
Review: 9/19/19 Dry easy but some challenging sections. Its close to work for me so that's a factor. Lots of spiderwebs, wish more people would ride it!


November 3, 2018
papizjb Gramcounter  
Review: Very nice trail. I rode the 5 mile red loop. I'd estimate 80% of this trail is wide and non-technical. There were a few blow downs I cleared, and even after a light rain yesterday, the trail was dry enough for a nice ride. There are some hills to climb, and there are maybe 3 or 4 technical spots. Rode this in November, and the foliage was awesome.


January 4, 2015
Defshark Gramcounter  
Review: great Beginner trail in terms of technical, has some climbs, not much traffic at all, but very well maintained has 3 different trails on the 5 mile there are even wildlife watching post


November 4, 2010
dsw424 Poseur  
Review: The 2,3,5 mile loop being reviewed is a mixed purpose trail. There is a new, little known mountain bike only trail on the Tate county side of the park. You must exit the main park and re-enter in a smaller area down the road. The new trail is tight, nice bridges over the ditches, but needs more use to keep the vegetation in check. Go check it out! The horse trails next to it make it even longer and more fun.* Review edited 11/4/2010

* Review edited 11/4/2010

Similar Trail: Village Creek State Park, Arkansas. Also not as widely known but fun.

Granny Gear

July 14, 2010
Review: Trail is very skinny, not sandy as described above. Not very much of a beginner trail, constant pedaling and slow uphill climbs. Terrain is pretty basic, lots of roots. This trail is not used very often, lots of spider webs and fallen tree limbs. No flat speed areas, so its more of an endurance trail.


April 20, 2008
Review: This is well mantained and marked well. Very senic. My every other day workout spot.

Granny Gear

October 15, 2006
dajones71 Granny Gear  
Review: Great trail to ride if you are looking just to get some dirt on your tires.

Similar Trail: Stanky Creek - Bartlett, TN

Granny Gear

March 29, 2005
shar Granny Gear  
Review: This trail has a 2-mile, a 3-mile and a 5-mile loop. There were lots of hills and some water in the low lying areas from a recent rain.

Arkabutla Lake Dam MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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