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Bono Lake Outer Loop

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 3.8 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop around Bono Lake using the outermost trails.


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4.2

Miles

6.8

KM

90%

Singletrack

391' 119 m

High

305' 93 m

Low

244' 74 m

Up

236' 72 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

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Wear orange in hunting season, as there is bow hunting in this area.

Overview

This featured ride utilizes the outermost trail of this trail system to form a big loop that delivers fast, flowing singletrack and some sections of tech where you'll have to pick a clean line.

Description

Many riders prefer riding this loop in the counter-clockwise direction (as mapped), which immediately starts you out on a descent with some steep ups and downs, before heading across a field, then crossing the road toward the lake.

After Natediggity, riders will work into the woods for 3 J's. After a short distance, the singletrack splits. Go left for a more gradual descent or go right down a steep, manageable drop. At the bottom of the hill, you'll turn left back towards the dam on Bono Push for a straightforward climb up to the intersection with High Flow Trail and Low Flow Trail.

Keep right on High Flow Trail for a gradual climb through the trees and beneath power lines to enjoy the fast flowing turns at the southern end. At the bottom, you could head up Low Flow Trail if you wanted to add some mileage. Otherwise, continue through the easy Southforks to reach V-Twins.

On the west part of this trail, you can really build some speed as you work back and forth through the corners. There are a few small downed trees in the trail before riders reach "The Elevator," an uprooted tree stump covered in dirt that is a fun up and down (no technical skills required to ride over this).

As you make it back to the east side of the lake, you'll come to the Boulders of Bono, which offer a technical rock garden where you'll want to focus on choosing a good line for your tires between all of the many rocks.

After this rocky traverse, U2x3 leads around the edge of the hill and down through the grassy lake bottom. At the next intersection, riders can choose from Upper Dino and Lower Dino for some easygoing singletrack that makes a nice cool-down back to the start.

Ride the trail clockwise for a different challenge with a big climb at the end. There are also motocross trails at this facility and they do occasionally cross the MTB trails.

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Shared By:

Mike Stevenson

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 4 votes

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in Bono Lake

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There are plenty of rocks to navigate along the Bono Lake Trail.
Feb 25, 2017 near Bono, AR
Ready for the rocks...
Jul 8, 2018 near Bono, AR
Taking a break. Wishing that water pump in the background was hooked up...
Jul 8, 2018 near Bono, AR
Nice setup to launch/ cool off.
Jul 8, 2018 near Bono, AR
Low Flow was fun.
Jul 8, 2018 near Bono, AR
Just off outer loop under power lines.
Jul 8, 2018 near Bono, AR

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Feb 2, 2020
Eric Stevens
Nice day for riding. Some good flows parts along with some tough, technical areas.
Jan 1, 2020
Ryan Durham
fun track! leaves are hiding some holes and hazzards ATM, but still a really good time!! 5.4mi — 1h 58m
Jun 15, 2019
Casey Hilton
Jul 14, 2018
C Chap
Jul 6, 2018
Dewayne Cash
4.7mi
Jul 5, 2018
Dewayne Cash