Cedar Glades Trail

4.50 out of 5
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↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
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)
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: is there a fee to ride this trail system -Guest

A: There is not.

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Reviews (33)

Granny Gear

July 14, 2019
Review: Extremely bad trail marking paired with misleading marketing signs (for Northwoods) makes for a frustrating experience to say the least. If each segment were marked properly this trail would be amazingl. Hopefully changes will be made sooner rather than later.


May 6, 2019
Review: Very hard to navigate. Too many unmarked intersections. A few fun downhills, but overall a very forgettable trail. With all the awesome trails in Arkansas, was shocked to see this one as the 3rd most popular, so decided to leave a review to try to remedy that.

Granny Gear

April 11, 2018
Review: It is a really fun trail. Well maintained with some fun downhills and a skills section to play on. I will say that I had some problems following the easier trail....I took my son who is just starting to ride trails and wanted him to start with that one. But overall a great experience.

Granny Gear

December 22, 2017
stevedoss Granny Gear  
Review: Marvelous trail for an intermediate rider. Many thanks to the crew who built & maintain it.

Bunny Hop

November 18, 2017
Review: Really enjoy this trail. I rode the blue trail while passing through . It was well maintain. They had came out and rake the leaves in the corners. Had a park ranger AJ who sent me in the right direction. But over all a great time! Wish I had more time to ride more. Definitely going have to make another trip where I have more time.


July 28, 2017
fishbald Gramcounter  
Review: Great trails for a great workout. Not sure I would classify the *black* as such, but enjoyed riding them. It took us a bit to get going on the right trails. Would love to see some improvement on maps. Overall, a great place. Hope to return.

Granny Gear

June 17, 2017
Et928b Granny Gear  
Review: Beautiful trail nothing scary at all!! Definitely need endurance because there are a lot uphill climbs but nothing too steep, which surprised me. Incredibly rocky so my recommendation is to have good suspension and don't forget your cushioned shorts like I did ????.

Granny Gear

February 6, 2017
Review: Trail is always a fun ride. Always looking for people to ride with as I ride alone most of the time but Cedar glades is great fun. I have rode all the trails out here starting from both trail heads.

Bunny Hop

November 27, 2016
Review: Great spot right outside of Hotspring AR. Great trail for the whole family.

Granny Gear

September 18, 2016
mtnbkr2 Granny Gear  
Review: Excellent trail. Well maintained and a fun ride. Nothing technical, just a great flow.

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