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The Back 40

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Terrific trail network recently built in part with a grant from the Walton Foundation. Many trail-building groups have contributed their designs, resulting in a varied experience. Something for everyone.

Recommended Routes in The Back 40 - 4

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Favorite Lion Around.
Intermediate

The Back 40 Loop - Complete Ride

22.2 mi 35.6 km 1,576' Up 480.22 m Up 1,592' Down 485.37 m Down

Bella V…, AR
Favorite Big rock roof on the Bella Vista Spur.
Intermediate

The Slaughter Pen - Blowing Springs Tour

23.7 mi 38.1 km 1,007' Up 306.89 m Up 1,009' Down 307.47 m Down

Bentonv…, AR
Favorite Beautiful singletrack
Intermediate

Tunnel Vision

25.1 mi 40.4 km 2,944' Up 897.21 m Up 2,938' Down 895.55 m Down

Bella V…, AR
Favorite Big rock roof on the Bella Vista Spur.
Difficult

Slaughter Pen & Blowing Springs Day Ride

22.6 mi 36.3 km 1,196' Up 364.46 m Up 1,231' Down 375.3 m Down

Bentonv…, AR

The Back 40 Biking

  • 136 Miles 219 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in The Back 40 - 11

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4.0 mi 6.5 km #1Blowing Springs Loop
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR 47 
3.0 mi 4.8 km #2The Ledges
Difficult
Bella Vista, AR
Difficult
Bella Vista, AR 31 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #3Flo Ride
Intermediate/Difficult
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bella Vista, AR 26 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Summit School
Intermediate/Difficult
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bella Vista, AR 14 
6.8 mi 10.9 km #5The Back 40 Loop - Segment 3: Blowing Springs to Hwy 340 (Libr…
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR 21 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Pinyon Creek Trail
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR 17 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #7Taylor Homestead
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR 10 
2.8 mi 4.5 km #8Rago
Intermediate
Pea Ridge, AR
Intermediate
Pea Ridge, AR 16 
8.5 mi 13.7 km #9The Back 40 Loop - Segment 2: East End Of 340 to Blowing Springs
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR 11 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #10SBAT
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR 11 
6.8 mi 11.0 km #11The Back 40 Loop - Segment 1: East End of 340 to Library
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR

Photos of The Back 40 - 49

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Lion Around.
Oct 25, 2016 near Pea Ridge, AR
Highlight video of Segment 3. This doesn't capture a lot of the scenery due to the scaled down view, but this is a very scenic part of the trail system, and the waterfall spillway bridge is a must see!
Nov 7, 2016 near Bella V…, AR
Strava segment: O.G.G.R.
Oct 25, 2016 near Pea Ridge, AR
This is a video featuring myself and local shredder Charles Williams highlighting some of the more interesting features on the Flo Ride descent trail. Enjoy the janky hucks and sarcastic banter!
May 3, 2017 near Bella V…, AR
Small rock drop near the Bluffs SE of Lake Ann.  Get some speed up, because there's a rock on the landing to wreck rims!
Nov 6, 2016 near Bella V…, AR
Strava segment: O.G.G.R.
Oct 25, 2016 near Pea Ridge, AR
Bridge over the Lake Ann Spillway Waterfall.  It's a "must see" on your Back 40 ride!
Nov 6, 2016 near Bella V…, AR
Riding the "Bluff Bridge" along the trail near Hwy 71.  A great feat of trail engineering!
Nov 6, 2016 near Bella V…, AR