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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +63/ -38 ft
Total: 43 riders

Mountain Biking Springhill Park

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#27 of 200 mountain bike trails in Arkansas
#2,026 in the world

This trail is clearly marked and is good for all. Those beginners will love it and those more advanced riders will be able to fly through this trail and have a GREAT time doing it. The trail will cross over the road you drove in on and follow the river before returning to the starting location.

First added by nbouse on Jun 10, 2007. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Fort Smith, continue east on HWY 22 (Rogers Avenue) to Barling, AR. (from I-540 approx. 4 miles) turn right to Springhill Park / Trimble Lock and Dam. Once inside the park take the first road to the right after the guard shack and park in the first pavillion area to the right of the road. The trail is well marked.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Barling, Arkansas

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  • jworthe

    This trail is a great place for people just getting into mountain biking. That being said, more experienced riders can have a place AVERAGING over 12mph around this 9 mile loop. Great place to practice your cornering.

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  • arkiebrian

    Recently have gotten somewhat serious about MTB (finally) and I'm really happy this trail is close by. What a great one to get used to and get in shape. Highly recommend this one for beginners.

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  • CFM   ✓ supporter

    This trail was a good surprise. We were just passing through the area and camped at the park. Got in a ride before dark and another in the morning. The trail is not too technical but a lot of fun as it winds its way through the woods and camping areas. A few man-made features are thrown in here & there to make it even more interesting. You can set the cruise control on this one and just enjoy the riding.

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  • jworthe

    Super fast singletrack with super grippy river bottom soil. Nothing technical, just big chainring fun. Expect to average 10 mph.

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  • Jtown73

    This trail is flat, smooth, and fast. This trail is great for beginners and experts alike. It isn't recommended to ride after a rain, as the trail holds moisture and is very slick when wet. The trail length is close to ten miles long. Most people ride the trail counterclockwise.

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  • Josh Price

    Loads of fun and for all skill levels. A few jumps and several bridges are fun to cross. I ride it in a hour after work and it is close to 10 miles. It is also very clean.

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  • Korvyn

    This trail is well maintained and marked. Fast flowing singletrack. Great for beginners like me with intermediate challenges for those that wish to try them. There are some skinnys mixed along the trail some drops of less than 2 feet. There are some places that need work mainly on the second half. Overall a fun ride that you will like.

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  • mtbark

    This trail is better known as Springhill.

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  • ****

    Just got back from riding this and it was as advertised pretty simple. Nice smooth very few tight spots. It had a few good drop offs in to creekbeds with climbs back out the other side. Other than that trail is pretty level. Its a good workout as you can peddle all you want. Lots of wildlife out here I saw no less than 10 armadillos, and close to the same in deer. It was raining when I was here so made it a little slick which added some fun to the ride. This is a great singletrack but not the most challenging.

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  • 1x7_Heaven

    This trail is being maintained by Mercy Fitness club and just keeps getting better every year. It is not overgrown anymore, in fact it is one of the best maintained trails in the River valley. There is a MTB race here every Oct. We have our monthy club rides here (www.christiancyclingconnection.com). The whole famliy goes out and rides this trail several times a week. Single track, construction bridges, bike see saw and more. you will not be disappointed no matter your skill level. Great trail for beginners and/or family.* Review edited 12/24/2011

    * Review edited 1/2/2012

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  • Larrywinsor

    we are a family of 5. My wife and I are in our 40's, the kids are 12, 7 and 5. Best trail weve been on so far. Don't know if they recently cleaned, but trails were perfect. we will be going back and spending alot of time here.

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  • bobbyB

    Trail is over grown and not clearly marked, but could be a good trail if better maintained. It seems to be flat no hills to climb.

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  • nbouse

    First 2.5 miles were well maintained, remainder of trail was overgrown and very difficult to follow. Trail markers definitely need to be placed more frequent. A lot of low lying branches, this trail could use some volunteers to clean it up, anyone else interested in helping contact me and I will see what I can set-up with the park.

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  • nbouse

    As i've noted in the description this is a great singletrack that anyone can find enjoyable. I've riden this trail many times and still enjoy the same trail. Only added notes to offer are this: if it has rained recently do not plan on riding this trail as it WILL be closed. The park is very concerned with maintaining this trail and does not want it torn up from the softness of the ground after rainfall.

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