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Cedar Glades Park Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (38) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This loop features rocks, roots, climbs, and fast descents.


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Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.5

KM

100%

Singletrack

728' 222 m

High

497' 151 m

Low

658' 200 m

Up

660' 201 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

The Cedar Glades Park Loop is extremely fast, with technical descents. There's one long climb filled with switchbacks, which is roughly 4% grade or more in some sections totaling a little more than half a mile. There are lots of creek crossings with plenty of rocks and roots. Some of the descents have high berms, which make the descent fast and safer.

Need to Know

Bring your climbing legs and be prepared for fast descents.

Description

There are three major climbs on this loop. The first one is in the first mile and is not too bad, except the corner leading into it can be slick or wet. The second major climb occurs around mile 4. It's a pretty consistent climb with lots of switchbacks. Once at the top, the descent is loose with rocks and extremely fast. The third major climb occurs around mile 8. This last major climb is short but can be climbed very fast. This final section is smooth with lots of flow and wide turns to carry the momentum through.

There are lots of creek crossings, all capable of being ridden.

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  4.4 from 38 votes

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  4.4 from 38 votes
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Photos

Coming up one of the switchbacks.
Mar 13, 2016 near Hot Spr…, AR
One of the many flowing turns.
Mar 13, 2016 near Hot Spr…, AR
Cedar Glades Video 2012
Jan 3, 2020 near Hot Spr…, AR
Cedar Glades Video 2004
Jan 3, 2020 near Hot Spr…, AR

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Nov 20, 2020
Glen Thomas
Flowy, right XC riding with a few techy spots.
Oct 8, 2020
Jeff Coyle
I really enjoyed this trail! More XC than Northwoods. Some climbing, descending, lots of small roots and rocks and switchbacks. Excellent signage! 7mi — 1h 00m
Sep 28, 2020
N S
Signage is great quality. First time visitor and I didn't need my MTB app bc there are maps and signs at every intersection
Jun 20, 2020
Bonnie Kokal
Nov 17, 2019
Judith Brown
Attila the Hun; Cat 3; super cold; Lan is awesome! 10mi
Oct 17, 2019
Happy Cycling
Signage is terrible. Map on mtb project is clearly out of date and inaccurate. Easy to get lost if not a local. Needs help.
Aug 1, 2019
Kat Milleson Younts
POORLY MARKED TRAILS. Spent excessive amount of time trying to navigate:( But fabulous fun trails. — 4h 30m
Jul 20, 2019
Sheena Sisk
checked out park