Location: Arkansas

Celebrating Two Decades at Devil's Den

In Riding High : Two Decades After Its Genesis In The Area, Mountain Bikes Rolling On Faster Than Ever, Kevin Kinder of the Northwest Arkansas Times writes:

With an increasing number of trails, riders and networking opportunities, local mountain bike enthusiasts say, Arkansas is one of the best states in the country for the activity. Mountain biking is well-established in Northwest Arkansas, and one of the major outdoor destinations in the area, Devil’s Den State Park near West Fork, is celebrating the 20th year of biking in the park. The park will host a weekend celebration April 5-6 designed to give both novices and experts a challenge.

Devil’s Den offers a blend of double track and single track that wind through the scenic Ozark Mountains, and are some of the best mountain bike trails in the state. The article also lists a number of other popular trails in Northwest Arkansas:

In addition to the trails at Devil’s Den, there are several other local draws. The Lake Fayetteville Trail offers many options. Riders can in Washington County also find trails at Lake Wedington. Many local bikers also travel to Slaughter Pen Hollow Mountain Bike Trail in north Bentonville, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area near Rogers or the Lake Leatherwood Trail near Eureka Springs.

The Ozarks’ hills, and the national forests to the south, make for great rides, Moore said. “Arkansas, I would say, is one of the undiscovered locations for mountain biking,” he said. “[Riders] aren’t going to be bored with the trails around here.”

Learn more about the Ozark Mountain Bike Festival and Devil’s Den State Park at ArkansasStateParks.com.

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web's premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

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