Mountain Biking in The Natural State

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If you enjoy the sport of mountain biking, then Arkansas is your playground. There are many designated biking trails in the state, and new ones are being built all the time. People who choose to bike in Arkansas can take advantage of the natural beauty of our state with the benefit of our mild year-round climate.

Mountain biking is an off-road sport with a recent growth in participation around the state. The sport was started in California during the 1970s, but didn’t really reach mainstream America until the late 1990s and into the early 2000s. It requires different types and styles of bikes, according to user preference and terrain.

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism has a great list of bike trails all around the state, including Craighead Forest Park in eastern Arkansas, Camp Robinson Trails in North Little Rock and Ben Geren, near Fort Smith. You can find the complete list HERE. Each section has a link that includes a description of the trail and a map.

If you live in or visit Northwest Arkansas, you might be interested in the best mountain bike trails in NWA, according to the Visit Rogers website.

If you are a seasoned rider, or just wanting to learn about mountain biking, there are many resources available to assist. Enjoy summertime in Arkansas on a bike!


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