June 12, 2011
Where are all of the Arkansas trail reviews? This trail system is a salient example of a local club, CARP, working diligently to build and maintain sweet singletrack on public/govt land. Unfortunately, part of that union means losing trail when the National Guard needs more space (R.I.P. Berm trail). Nevertheless, this is the quintessential central Arkansas trail system with 40+ miles of singletrack. Some are smooth and winding. Others are packed full of goat heads and death cookies. There is a lot of climbing out here, and a lot of rocks, roots, and river crossings. Expect wildlife encounters with many dear and some suicidal squirrels. Hunters are also allowed during bow, musket, and rifle seasons, so beware. Don't wear camo or put antlers on your bike. After 9/11, it has become more difficult to gain access (CARP membership, checkin, etc..), but all that adds no more than 5 minutes to what will be hours of fun on your bike. These trails are not easy...in fact, some of them are very techy, especially when those rocks and roots get wet. Support CARP and keep these trails going...this is some of the sweetest singletrack you can find so close to a metro area.