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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15.7 mi (25.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +961/926 ft
Total: 28 riders
 

Mountain Biking Northwoods Trail System

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#4 of 157 mountain bike trails in Arkansas
#234 in the world

Ribbon cutting on November 16, 2018. Constructed on the city of Hot Springs water works property, and funded in part by the Walton Family Foundation and Visit Hot Springs. Phase 1 of the trail system was completed May 2019.

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
300 Pineland Dr. Hot Springs, AR 71901 From downtown Hot Springs head north on Central Avenue. Take a left to head west on Whittington Ave. Take an immediate right headed north on Cedar St. Take a slight right on Cedar Glade Rd and continue for 0.6 miles to the entrance of Pineland Dr. and the Waterworks Trailhead. Pineland Dr. will take you 0.7 miles to the Northwoods Waterworks Trailhead.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Rider questions

Q: What is the current trail mileage here now? Anywhere to rent a house with trails out the door in Hot Springs area?
A: 15.7

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  • William V. Ganis
    Reviewing Cats Meow:
    *****

    Cat’s Meow is a fun flow line with so many jumps it’s difficult to hit them all. This is a nice progression from the green berms-and-pumps trails to something more challenging. There are some difficult options such as a quadruple jump, that can simply be rolled/pumped. This trail is super fun and shouldn’t be missed.

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  • Cpetted
    *****

    Pretty damn awesome!
    Well constructed and nicely maintained. Waterwork trail is flowy and fast. LOVE the table tops on Cat's meow. Northwoods trail has a lot of awesome rock gardens and the black diamond was extremely challenging.

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  • mtbark
    *****

    There is something out there for everyone. Want old school single track, Cedar Glades will fit the bill and when you have had enough just of that ride over to Northwoods for some fast flowy trails or hit the table tops for a little air time and if you really want some hang time check out the black diamond jump trail.

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  • tbarhoush
    *****

    A great mix of trails! The climbs were challenging but not discouraging. Had to ride these trails two days in a row with my Florida crew!

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  • J-Dogg
    ****

    Great local IMBA designed playground. Nice bombing downhill on Lucky 13 and fun technical descent on End of the Rainbow. Sections all a little short but it's nice you can connect to Cedar for a longer XC type ride.

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  • Janie W
    *****

    Amazing fun! I am sort of an intermediate rider and we had 2 newbies with us for our group ride. Everyone enjoyed these trails. Downhills are so well done. Just hold on and grin!

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  • Chris Ciolino
    *****

    Top notch trail system in Hot Springs, AR! Northwoods provides something for every skill level and has some of the best single track in the southern United States.

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  • epperd
    *****

    This is a great mix of flow and singletrack trails. The description should be updated because it is about 14 miles now with a mixture of 20% black, 40% blue, and 40% green. It has three small lakes and three dams that create some great waterfalls. It is also connected to Cedar Glades Park trail system with adds another 10 miles of trails to the system.

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  • mtnbkr2
    *****

    Excellent fun flowing trail. We are so fortunate to have this new addition to the Hot Springs area. I will be a frequent flyer for sure!

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  • 44stevenson
    *****

    What great set of new trails. I drove in from Jonesboro and had a great time. I also used the zigzag trail to connect to the Cedar Glades loop and rode it also.

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