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Enders Fault

Intermediate
 4.3 (43) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Two loops of rolling hills on MTB purpose built trails.


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Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.5

KM

95%

Singletrack

656' 200 m

High

523' 159 m

Low

512' 156 m

Up

511' 156 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Family Friendly Close to camping and other services. Only technical at speed.

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

Shared By:

Joe Jacobs

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  4.3 from 43 votes

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Photos

Sweet downhill section on the South Loop (When riding clockwise).
May 13, 2014 near Greenbrier, AR
Rock solid trail bridge at the bottom of the South Loop.
May 13, 2014 near Greenbrier, AR
Seasonal creek crossing at the bottom of the North Loop.
May 13, 2014 near Greenbrier, AR
The South Loop's only real switchback.
May 13, 2014 near Greenbrier, AR
Enders Fault South Loop.
Mar 6, 2016 near Greenbrier, AR
The easy climb after the turn going up to the South Loop (clockwise).
Jun 9, 2014 near Greenbrier, AR

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Oct 13, 2022
Brent Yorgey
Jun 12, 2022
Megan Burrow
Nov 17, 2021
N S
Apr 3, 2021
Sawyer Longley
Feb 6, 2021
Ryan Lawhead
South loop. Good learners trail smooth. Only 1 major climb 6mi
Dec 29, 2020
K2 Republic
Sep 6, 2020
Thomas Carroll
9.5mi — 1h 09m
May 24, 2020
Scott Ferguson
Me and Jacob did the North Loop. Good fun!! 5mi