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Level: Advanced
Length: 14 mi (22.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,043/ -1,332 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Lovit: Section 2

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#58 of 190 mountain bike trails in Arkansas
#3,986 in the world

The start from Joplin is Forest Road so watch for the trail markings that could be hidden within the under growth. With five creek crossings and one mile of steep climbing that includes two switchbacks, the trail becomes very difficult after crossing Irons Creek at about mile 12. At the Hickory Nut trailhead, a mile out and back on CR 50 will take you to a spectacular view of Lake Ouachita. Return to the trailhead and continue the LOVit trail for a three mile downhill to CR 47A. To return to Joplin, turn right on CR 47 and go about three miles to CR 50. Turn left and continue for another mile to reach Hwy 270 for the return to Joplin. When section 3 is completed, the trail from the 47A trailhead will continue to the Crystal Springs Recreation Area.

First added by RJen on Oct 21, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Hot Springs go west on Hwy 270 for about 20 miles, turn right on Mountain Harbor Road at Joplin (Valaro Gas station). Go about one block and turn right at first road for about 1/2 mile or minimal parking is available on the left where the trail crosses the road at the top of the hill.

From Mt Ida go east on Hwy 270 for about 12 miles, turn left on Mountain Harbor Road at Joplin and follow the above directions to the trailhead.

Trail maps are available at the Womble Ranger Station about one mile east of Mt Ida.
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  • RJen

    Section 3 (Crystal Springs) is complete. Now, when you ride down to the CR47/47A intersection, continue East on CR47 for about 0.1 mile and pick up the LOViT on the South side of the road, continue to the Pipe Spring, and continue the ride North to Crystal Springs or South to the Charlton campground via the Charlton Trail.
    I only rate this DIAMOND because of the climb up Hickory Nut.

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