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Earthquake Ridge

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A short but good workout with some climbing and rocky terrain.


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4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,719' 524 m

High

1,281' 391 m

Low

540' 164 m

Up

540' 165 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Overview

The Earthquake Ridge area along the Talimena Scenic Byway provides riding to suit all ability levels. It's a nice short loop that riders might want to ride twice. There's a bit of climbing, a few more challenging sections, and lots of twisty singletrack in the woods.

Description

In order to ride every trail out there you'll have to go back over some trails you have already ridden. With that said this is still one of my favorite trails to ride and each trail offers something a little bit different then the other.

The Inner Loop and Carriage Trail are probably about the easiest trails out there. The Inner is all singletrack that twists and turns through a meadow and tree line, it is fast and flat and a great place to start a novice out on. Carriage Trail is an old dirt road that is slowly being taken back by mother nature. This trail is short and does not make up a loop unless you use the Settler Trail to create what we call the Outer Loop.

Carriage is a fairly flat and non technical trail with very few turns. If you are traveling from the north heading south on the Carriage there is a nice little berm at the end which makes for a nice place to catch a little air. Using the Inner and Outer Loops makes for a great novice ride, recovery ride or speed work.

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Kenny Davis

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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Earthquake Ridge 2003
Feb 9, 2020 near Mena, AR
Earthquake Ridge Loop is where all the climbing comes. Can be a little technical in places on this 1 mile climb.
Dec 19, 2013 near Mena, AR
Southern Loop when added with the down hill portion of Earthquake Ridge Loop makes for a very fast 2 mile down hill ride.
Dec 19, 2013 near Mena, AR
Settler Trail is short and rocky. It connects the Inner Loop to the Earthquake Ridge Loop.
Dec 19, 2013 near Mena, AR
Inner Loop is mostly flat and twisty.
Dec 19, 2013 near Mena, AR
This is the Upper and then Lower Fern Loop.
Dec 19, 2013 near Mena, AR

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Sep 7, 2017
Kenny Davis
Couple of trees down on Southern Loop. Inner Loop and Settler has been cleared and cleaned of undergrowth. 5mi — 1h 00m
Mar 16, 2016
Kenny Davis
Trail is pretty dry except where the forest service bulldozed on the Southern Trail. 10mi
Sep 30, 2015
Kenny Davis
Jun 12, 2015
Kenny Davis
Aug 4, 2014
Kenny Davis
5mi — 1h 30m
May 28, 2014
Kenny Davis
Apr 5, 2014
Kenny Davis