Painter Ridge Trail is a great introduction to mountain biking and to Echo Bluff State Park. Signed in a clockwise direction of travel, the trail includes two loops. The trail's route weaves through ravines, along waterfalls and around bluffs where it offers scenic opportunities, including an excellent view of Sinking Creek. The trail is enhanced with two bike challenge routes (white connector 1 is .10 miles and white connector 2 is .03 miles). The challenge routes include elevated trail features such as ladder bridges, narrow balance features, ramps and boardwalks. The trail includes features to test all skill levels and is designed so all riders can enjoy and challenge themselves while exploring the Ozark terrain. If a user completes both loops and both white connectors going in a clockwise direction, they will have completed 3.25 miles of trail. A .50-mile spur connects to the special-use camping area and there is also an access to the day-use area off the north loop.