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About this trail
The Frontside Trail is one of the first sections of singletrack that you will come to when riding to Arkansas Hills from the town of Salida. This is a relatively non-technical climb up the frontside of the hills just outside of town. This is a great way to climb up and access the rest of the trail system! Just be aware that there are a couple of serious switchbacks and some serious exposure... but some amazing views of the town and the mountains in the background to go along with it!
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (7 total check-ins)
  Greg Heil   on Jul 1, 2019
  rowunda   on Apr 7, 2019
  martinoLebo   on Sep 24, 2018
  ktallakson   on Sep 3, 2018
  Kerry   on Jun 9, 2018
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Reviews (3)


August 23, 2017
Review: This trail is the gateway to the Arkansas Hills trail system. It is a great way to climb up on to "S" mountain and a great decent back to town. I would probably call it intermediate.

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Bunny Hop

June 3, 2015
tomcat32 Bunny Hop  
Review: This is the trail that climbs S Mountain closest to town and is fairly easy. Good access to other trails higher up on the trail system It can be fairly busy which makes it a challenge with traffic going against you since the trail sidehills and switchbacks. Nice views

Similar Trail: Backbone, Burnpile

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World Champ

June 18, 2012
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: Great section of singletrack with amazing views!

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Frontside MTB Trail 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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