May 3, 2014
This network is a nice Gem in Mena. I would be out here, pretty much everyday. Earthquake Ridge is just one of the trails. The old gentlemen at the visitor center will give you an accurate direction to start for the best routes. As for Earthquake ridge, from the parking lot go in, stay left, go across the road, and stay to the right trail going up, up, up and stay on it, then back down later across the same road, and it's pretty much straight across from where you come out. After that, it's all downhill, until you link back up with the network. The downhill side of Earthquake ridge is nice, you'll stay over 20mph for a ways, just be careful on the dips, one offset rock launched me almost off the trail. lol Rocky, loose, rocks, some leaves and pine needles, little mud on occasion, not bad though. There are some hikers, but they are quick to move, even when you are really nice. Will definitely ride again. Worth the stop.