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Chickalah Valley Loop Trail

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 5.0 (21)

An intermediate trail with expert features including jumps, drops, and gaps. Also, incredible views.


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4.8

Miles

7.8

KM

Singletrack

1,541' 470 m

High

1,007' 307 m

Low

551' 168 m

Up

882' 269 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Views

This trail now allows two-way traffic.

Need to Know

The recommended way to access the trail is from the parking overlook on Highway 155. At the Bench Trail, go to the left near the overlook and ride for approximately three quarters of a mile to the Chickalah Loop Trailhead.

Description

This trail is a strong intermediate trail with incredible rock work. There are expert level jumps that can be ridden around.

The park asks that the directional signs be followed. To the left is downhill only and bikes only until it meets the Connector Trail. To the right is a lollipop, do not climb the downhill trail.

Either direction, the trail goes down from the Mount Nebo Bench Trail on fast, flowy singletrack bench cuts with big berms and armored wash crossings. Watch for the Chickalah Creek crossings, they make great rest/photo stops.

Also, the ride across the north side of the loop features beautiful views of the Arkansas River Valley. No matter what, your ride will finish with a climb, so be ready with water, snacks, and time.

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Shared By:

Joe Jacobs

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  5.0 from 21 votes

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#6

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#191

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Anyway you want to go.
Jul 24, 2019 near Dardanelle, AR
Trails for everyone.
Jul 24, 2019 near Dardanelle, AR
Great views from Sunset Point!
Apr 27, 2015 near Dardanelle, AR

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Jun 25, 2020
Brandon Fox
Nov 16, 2019
Robert Hewitt
Very fast and very flowey.
Sep 14, 2019
David Bazaldua