Jackfork Trail

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3.13 out of 5
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7
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↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
462
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Trail Description
About this trail
Rocky and technical with a lot of twists and turns. Some short tough climbs. A great after work workout to build strength and technical skills. Lots of cool bridges and all designed specifically for mountain biking.

Opened in October 2010. Rated intermediate/advanced trail.
added by ArkansasOutsideGranny Gear
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (8 total check-ins)
  CFM   on Oct 29, 2017
  mtbark   on Oct 20, 2017
  douchenozzle   on Sep 16, 2017
  GreaseMonkey   on Jun 7, 2017
  JBergkamp   on Nov 25, 2015
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Singletrack


November 6, 2017
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: Rocky and challenging with short, steep climbs & descents, and tight turns. Full suspension will make this trail more enjoyable.

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Granny Gear

March 8, 2017
 
Review: It's an extremely rocky trail. Rocks the entire way. Couldnt finish out of fear of tearing up my bike and having to walk back. MUST have a really good full suspension with really good pressure settings and low gearing. This is NOT your average MTB trail.

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Granny Gear

December 12, 2016
 
Review: This trail is tough. Not for beginners and not a lot of fast sections.

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Granny Gear

November 26, 2016
DustyBeard Granny Gear  
 
Review: Miserable. This has got to be the least enjoyable trail I've ever ridden. The landscape is so promising, but I feel like they avoided every beautiful natural obstacle. If you love riding at 3 miles an hour over jaw chattering rock gardens, this trail is for you. Otherwise I would avoid it. No berms, rollers, jumps or drops. Just confusing winding rock gardens for 6.5 miles.

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Trailblazer

February 24, 2015
sprodj Trailblazer  
 
Review: An entertaining ride... intermediate riders will probably enjoy it the most as the rock gardens will provide some challenge. I rode this trail while passing through AR, and due to the falling sunlight I basically rode it as fast as possible the entire time, ripping through rock gardens at full speed... The twisty nature of the trail will slow you down somewhat but taking a good line will keep your speed up. It's a well designed trail for what they are working with, and overall it's a place I'd go back to ride again.

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Bunny Hop

December 7, 2014
c_kords Bunny Hop  
 
Review: A descent ride. I had a cheap bike so it wasn't as fun but overall it's a fun trail.

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Granny Gear

July 21, 2014
hooks4feet Granny Gear  
 
Review: As of July 2014, this track needs some SERIOUS love. There are trees down everywhere and so much pine straw on the ground it can be hard to see the trail.

This is easily the most difficult trail in central AR. There is LOTS of climbing either way you start, and a bunch of chunk. It is a slow track as well- there really aren't any places to build up speed.

If you want to work on strength and endurance, then this is your place. If you want to have fun with some friends and go fast, go to Burns Park.

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Bunny Hop

July 13, 2014
jworthe Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Rock gardens, up the hill, rock gardens, down the hill, rock gardens, up the same hill, repeat countless times. If you really, really like rock gardens, look no more. This is your trail. Considering all the rock gardens, it's not a very hard trail. But you could get yourself hurt if you crash in the wrong place. I've given this trail two chances, and I will not be back.

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Gramcounter

July 9, 2014
arkcomatt Gramcounter  
 
Review: I enjoyed the ride, but not for beginners. Huge rock gardens. If you go counter-clockwise then you will encounter almost a half mile at the beginning. After that, you will encounter them throughout the ride, but much shorter sections.
Very hard to keep any speed going though, especially on the climbs due to the rocks.
Overall, it is a fun trail.

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Granny Gear

January 27, 2013
 
Review: Great trail! As a novice I was only able to do about a mile and a half in (due to time and endurance), but what a great treat it was! Will continue to work on building skill with goal to come back and hit this one again. Was with a group all about the same skill level and had no accidents just tough hills. I think the flow is slow but was thankful for this given my skill level. Our group also never felt rushed by more experienced riders. A very equalizing trail.

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Jackfork Trail MTB Trail 3.13 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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