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Enders Fault

 4.1 (21)

9.0 Miles 14.5 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

512' 156 m

Ascent

-511' -156 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

656' 200 m

High

523' 159 m

Low

Shared By Joe Jacobs

Conditions


All Clear 35 days ago
Mostly Dry History

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Two loops of rolling hills on MTB purpose built trails.

Joe Jacobs

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Please stay off hiking only trail. Hikers may be present on the mountain bike trail.

Overview

By doing the Enders Fault Mountain Bike Trail Clockwise, the first left, riders get a nice warm up before the short but steep climb to the top of the south section. Also, by going this direction the ride ends with about 3/4 mile of rolling downhill designed to put a smile on your face.

This is highly recommended for your first ride on Enders Fault, after that, enjoy the loops anyway you want.

Need to Know

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you can also enjoy the beach area plus showers for a small fee. Also, during this time, the snack bar is open. The gift shop is open your round, check out the t-shirt with the trail logo.

Description

The trailhead starts at the new gravel parking lot on Historic Springfield Road past the park campground. Ride the old wagon trail into the woods past the hiking trail entrance (no bikes on that please) and then a left goes to the North Loop (clockwise), a right goes to the South Loop (counter-clockwise).

The North Loop features winding rolling hills and a couple of wonderful stream crossings. These will be dry beds during the Summer. Some tight turns and a few rocks are the most technical parts of this section.

You'll follow a seasonal stream a bit and shortly after crossing it you'll start a short climb with one switchback. Roll through the hardwoods punctuated by cedar trees. You'll cross a fire break a couple of times, make sure to stay on the trail (straight ahead). After a couple of miles of riding you'll enter a section known as "The North 40" that starts with a bunch of fast rollers before eventually crossing a stream and then heads up through switchback and a few non-technical rocks before getting to a highpoint. Enjoy the winding downhill that follows until you come out onto a fire break. Follow the fire break to the next stream crossing.

You are now on the South Loop, shortly after crossing the stream you'll head up to a tough, steep turn to the right. Never fear, after the turn you'll have a gradual uphill section on wide, non-technical trail for less than a tenth of a mile. At this point, open up the throttle. The next 3 1/2 miles is easy, flowing trail slowly making it's way down the south side of the hill. One short climb in the middle brings you to the ridge again. Soon you'll come around a point on the ridge that during leaf off, overlooks Lake Bennett. Have fun, keep your speed in check depending on your skill level and enjoy the next 3/4 mile of hill hugging downhill.

At the bottom you'll cross a substantial bridge and a few hundred feet later you'll arrive back at the Springfield Trail. A left turn will take you back to the parking lot, straight ahead will let you do it all again.

Contacts

Land Manager: Arkansas State Parks

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Aug 29, 2018
Joshua Drinkard
worth the drive from interstate 40 if passing through...clean park with no fees to use trails or park...
Aug 4, 2018
Matt Rollason
Aug 1, 2018
Matt Marks
1:45 minutes 9mi
Jul 1, 2018
Titanium Trails
14.7mi — 1h 49m
Jun 16, 2018
Mark Jacobs
Great beginner trail, had a lot of fun on Father Day with my first MTB trail. south loop is a must do 6.1mi
Dec 19, 2017
Darrell Pace
Great trail, love the flow of the south loop. 9mi
Dec 11, 2017
Chris Knox
10.4mi
Nov 21, 2017
Chris Knox
Mountainous terrain; several ups and downs and difficult short climbs with plenty of walking up the small hills. 9.4mi — 1h 33m

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  4.1 from 21 votes

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  4.1 from 21 votes
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Kenny Davis
Mena, AR
Kenny Davis   Mena, AR
Nice trail, south loop is a great beginners ride or for someone looking to put the hammer down. There is a bit of climb going up but nothing really bad or long but the downhill at the end will put a smile on your face. The north loop is a little more advanced but still not that bad, lots of up and downs on this loop and a bit more tight and twisty. For more information go to mtbark.com Jul 4, 2014
I just did my first trail ride ever on the South Loop and it was exactly as advertised. The climb at the very beginning was a bit rough, but the rest was great for a beginner. Nov 9, 2014
Terry M  
Went out there Saturday morning, Actually suffered a little Heat Exhaustion, had to return to the Jeep, maybe just me, but was reminded my of riding on a hiking trail, at least the part of the north loop I did. Jun 10, 2018

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