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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,082/1 ft
Total: 173 riders
 

Mountain Biking Blowing Springs

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#2 of 149 mountain bike trails in Arkansas
#41 in the world

All-season multi-use trail accesible to amateurs with challenges for season riders. The north trails were built upon bluff lines providing a great scenic ride.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
Getting there
From US H71 in Bella Vista, take Dartmoor Rd. Continue onto Blowing Springs Rd until you reach the trail parking area.
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  • justanotheraddict
    *****

    Great flowing trail with a number of good drop options. Cool creek to cool down after a long ride. Easy to hook up with back-40 trails for some serious riding. If you want more flow this is the area to be in bentonville.

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  • Greg Heil
    ****

    Blowing springs could also be named flowing springs, with the diversity of flowing, entertaining trails here! However, I wasn't stoked on some of the gravelly trail tread found here.

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  • Midmoab
    *****

    Rode almost everything here. The trail was terrific. Maps available will show some black diamond trails, but I wouldn't say anything here was overly difficult. The upper north trail was the most enjoyable for us. It combined some fast flowing gravel areas with slick rock, roots and rock gardens. The extreme north east end of the park starts the back 40. This section loops back to blowing springs if you take all rights. Super fast and flowing between trees. Really fun! I would definitely ride this again. Thanks again to the guys at mojo bikes for the recommendation. Great guys.

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  • warriorlion
    *****

    Very well layed out trail, Only complaint would be lots loose gravel. Great down hills after good climbs-nothing just straight up-you can find some nice technical stuff and the signs that said danger got us to turn before we saw what it was. Rode with wife and sons. Me and wife decent shape for fifty, sons both endurance athletes and we all enjoyed. Will do again!

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  • agirlcyclist
    *****

    My friend liked it but perhaps just too many rocks and boulders for me. Recommend suspension bike to absorb the pounding. Signage could be a bit better. Got lost a few times.

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  • Doogs12
    *****

    Great trail, and this trail can connect to the back 40/other trails for a longer ride. Trail consisted of loose gravel to more hard packed with technical elements in between. Note of caution, about 1 mile in there is an area where you can stay right on the trail, or take a more technical drop to the left, I would avoid that drop unless you are more experienced. My riding partner accidentally went left off this drop and ended up over the handle bars. Good thing there was a hospital around the corner from the trail parking lot.

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  • Matthew Bonner
    *****

    This is a great trail system. You can try a ride of any size, ranging from a couple of miles to The Back 40. It is usually pretty loose, but that just contributes to the back country feel. Trail style also varies greatly, and as a result the trails range from flow trails to rooty, ledgy, unmaintained singletrack.

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  • dpking
    *****

    Excellent trail with great flow. Areas where you can get good air Best views of any trail in Ark.

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  • Maynard
    *****

    One of my go-to trails in the area, defiantly a favorite. Well designed and maintained, a good mix of technical and flow its a great place to ride.

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  • Anut123
    *****

    Great park with a variety of trails. Everything from beginner to advanced. Much fun to be had here. Beats anything in the LR area for sure. Well worth the drive north. Pack a lunch as you will be riding the whole day.

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  • getgreedy
    *****

    What a great, scenic and challenging ride. Part of trail goes along a bluff and you actually ride on rock with rock ledges over you. Some sharp rock edges out there so watch the tires. Had a fun time on this trail.

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  • CFM
    ****

    I'm so impressed with this trail. We stopped by for an early morning ride before heading back to Missouri. The trail makes very good use of the terrain to pack in ample sustainable mileage in a small area. The rocky features and sharp switchbacks keep you on your game. And parts of this trail show real vision with route planning and construction, bucking the recent trend of "sanitizing" trails to accommodate all users. With a beautiful little park at its center, its no wonder Blowing Springs is listed as one of the top trails in the State. The only significant improvement I could see would be trail markers at intersections. The park does a good job with mileage posts but route finding for out of towners can be a challenge with spur trails leading off the main loops.

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  • GTXC4
    *****

    Great Ride, rode this last weekend and it was fun. There are a few places that I wasn't absolutely sure which direction to go, but going with your instinct, you should be fine. If they still have the pink streamers, then just follow those. Plenty of room for speed and rocky!, Love the rocky areas and scenery. Also there are quite a few places to get air off of some rocks, couple to a few feet high. VERY WELL maintained trail. Plenty of parking. Not that tough of a trail, I'm just used to steeper, but definitely a great ride for a stop going down HWY 71. Will definitely ride again.

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  • Chris Maestri
    *****

    This is easily my favorite trail in the NW Arkansas area. It is full of flowing singletrack and provides great views from both above and below the bluffs.

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  • *****

    Well maintained and great fownhills

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  • MTB_Johnny
    *****

    WOW! That's is the best way to describe Blowing Springs. Where else can you go ride that feels so secluded. A paved trail connect to Slaughter Pen so there is plenty of riding time if u get bored. The trail is well maintained and a great ride. I have twice in the past 7 days. Traílla are short with The longest being around 2.8mi. But they are so well designed that you won't hesitate to make two or three laps. Great flow, nice downhills, some jumps, water crossings, bluff riding,....Check it out!!!

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  • nickgilley
    *****

    This trail is a top pick for me in NW AR. Not very long, but you can do a couple of loops if you want. The north side has a little climbing, nothing really intense and the descents are reasonably flowy with a few nice rocks/drops to go off of. It's fun. When you get to the south side you will probably want to rip two laps at least. Gradual climbing with some uber sweet flowiness on the descents. You can really get your speed up man. There is also a little loop that cuts off to the right that has a fun mini decent with a couple of rollers where you can catch some air. I tend to rip that little loop a few times by itself to get the smile going. Oh yeah, it gets real hairy on the corners when it's dry. Seriously. I know of a handful of guys that needed medical attention because it's so washy.. be careful. You may even wanna grab some bash pads. I've spilled some blood on this trail in the dry season. I wish it was longer, but I give it 5 stars because I just have so much fun on it. Prob a technical EASY instead of an INTERMEDIATE.

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  • Bubblehead10MM
    ****

    Basically this is split into N and S sides. The S is pretty basic without any real feachers but some good riding, and flowy track. The trail is mostly loosish p gravelly though. Some spurs. The N has a main loop and a lollie pop trail + some goat tracks options. The high side of the loop is more basic with pleanty of climbing and sum bermed turns and downhill switch backs. Flows best counter clock wise. the lower trail is has some hair raising woup de doos on loose gravel and rock gardens what not, built into the cliff. It's a lot of fun. The whole thing is a good ride, but you can do it under 2 hrs with every thing.

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