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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +505/ -652 ft
Total: 24 riders

Mountain Biking Pigeon Creek National Recreational Trail

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#45 of 196 mountain bike trails in Arkansas
#3,046 in the world

20 miles of stacked loop trails along the Lake Norfork Shoreline. Beginner to Intermediate trails. 11 trails in all. Scenic Ozark Mountains setting.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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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  • dspace400

    All the trails except for the bench loop and three dogs are clear and riding great. Three dogs and the bench loop are clear but have a lot of leaves on them.

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  • nascott83

    Looking for a place to ride on a work trip. Pigeon Creek did not disappoint. Not very technical but some great singletrack. You can easily get 10-15 miles. I was fortunate enough to have met one of the local trail builders, Zip. He was gracious enough to show me around. Highly Recommend the trail to anyone in the area!

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  • Robjs1017

    The trail head has a color map posted. Take a picture as some of the connectors are not marked a such. A fair amount of uphill. I rode in November and the trail was hidden by fallen leaves. Easy enough to follow the trail however, the rocks were hidden. Parts of the trail were fairly rocky with handful of creek crossings. Dry at the time. I look forward to riding this when I am in the area again.

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  • warriorlion

    Someone has done a lot of work on these trails and all the new sections are really well layed out. Took out a few of the old sections that had gotten really rutted up so the new and old they left really are good. If you haven't ridden in the last few years park on the east side at the first parking lot, start on the big Jim loop and have a blast.

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  • drknbrew

    I had a lot of fun here. There are tons of flowing downhill and good climbs. The trails aren't well marked; since this was my first time on the trail I found myself on the same stretch a few times and looking at Google Maps to get my bearings. If I am in the area again, I'll ride it

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  • Seymore Braap

    Fun trail system. Skip Syllamo and head here. Only complainy is that the signs are not great. In fact, the trails have names when the website has them numbered. Met the head trail guy out there, he explained that vandals have ripped out a lot of the signs and that the web is out dated. They are working (raising money) to purchase/install more durable signs. Other than that, the trail is very well maintained. Lots of flow, but plenty of climbing to keep the XC folks happy.

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  • GTXC4

    Excellent use of the area with some opportunity for improvement. It was a fun network and easy to follow. There are no specific directional markings. I went uphill a couple of times to come to a fork and realize how much fun it would be going down it. What I've noticed is that, either way you're going up or down. It all depends on which way you want too. Trail 105 and 106 seemed best heading out (east) towards the lake which is more downhill. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll catch rocks off to the side that you can get air off of. Typical Arkansas trail (rocky, loose rocks of all sizes, roots, larger rocks with drops, etc.), however well maintained, especially considering the rain and May time frame. Wasn't too difficult of a ride, climbs weren't bad either. Some ticks, but not terrible. I'd make sure that your gear and clothing are sprayed though. Also, had some joggers and other riders. Would I go again, absolutely if I'm in the area. Note, there are some rocks that are more than 2 feet drops, but there are wood structures to assist. I took the rocks! lol

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  • mwlarson

    Fun trail system with good flow and some lung buster climbs. New downhill trail built about a year ago

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  • CFM   ✓ supporter

    Rode these trails in August on our way back to Missouri. Fun singletrack loops near the lake. Had a hard time knowing exactly where we were but it is hard to get lost. Map at trailhead helps some. 95% of the trails were designed well but we got into some singletrack that was too steep and eroded. This may have been an old track that is no longer used.

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