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10.9

Miles

17.5

KM

95%

Singletrack

1,504' 458 m

High

1,215' 370 m

Low

1,107' 338 m

Up

1,108' 338 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

This recommended route encompasses nearly every beginner-friendly trail that Passion Play and Marble Flats have to offer. While mostly XC oriented, this route will also lead you down the top of Crown of Thorns and Pthalo Green, two super fun green flow downhills.

Need to Know

You can alter this route as you see fit. I'd recommend omitting Revelation if the conditions are wet.

Description

Begin at the main map/kiosk area near the main parking lot, then begin on Genesis. This first section is really fast and fun with a couple of optional rock features.

Turn left when you reach the access road and climb for approximately a quarter mile until you see Crown of Thorns on your right. This quarter-mile long downhill trail is a blast! Berms, tabletops, jumps, skinnies, it's got it all, but the features are all optional, so you can play it safe, too. After approximately a quarter mile, Crown of Thorns will merge back into Genesis and you'll continue down another quarter mile or so of fast fun XC downhill.

Stay on Genesis and enjoy the scenery for a while with some modest terrain and a somewhat difficult climb. Eventually, you'll reach the top of what will be the longest descent of the route. You should see Atonement right next to it. This downhill segment is all about speed, so let it rip!

When you reach the fork at the bottom, stay left and take the Revelation Connector. This will end at a paved road which you'll want to ride straight across towards Revelation. There's a cool rollable rock option on the right if you're feeling spicy! Continue all the way down Revelation until you reach the lake.

From there, turn left on the bridge, then turn left on the paved road, then take a right and climb up the paved road until you see a turnaround. Look to the left and you'll see Revelation once again. Continue down some easy terrain and cross a creek, then enjoy another fun downhill segment that ends on a gravel road. Turn left on the paved road again and then look for Revelation once more.

From here, it's going to be a long climb back up, so be ready for a haul. Once at the top of Revelation, begin pedaling up the paved road for about 500 feet, then take a left on Genesis. Continue climbing for another quarter mile or so then enjoy some easier terrain until you reach the Passion Play entrance. From here, look for the crosswalk and cross the street cautiously to enter into the Marble Flats Trail System.

Stay on Happy Little Trail and look for the massive optional gravity cavity on the right. Try if you dare! Eventually, you'll connect with the original Marble Flats trail that'll take you through some beautiful pine forests. Stay on the main trail all the way to the DH hub.

From here, take Pthalo Green. This is a super fun but short beginner-friendly downhill that ends in the area Marble Flats was named after. Look to the right for Beauty is Everywhere and, after a navigating a somewhat sketchy turn, enjoy the beautiful scenery that Marble Flats is known for. Cross a service road then look right to continue on Beauty is Everywhere.

Once you see the giant bridge on the right, reconnect with Happy Little Trail, then turn left to begin the climb back up. After a few steep switchbacks, turn right back onto the trail you rode in on and make your way back to Passion Play. Enter through the main gates and then look left immediately for the last section of Genesis.

Once you reach the parking lot, continue straight and then turn left at the main road and you're done! If you're looking for a quick cool down though, ride the first part of Genesis again, but instead of turning left at the access road, continue directly across it onto Exodus. Cross one more service road and continue until you come to one more service road and a sign for Genesis.

From here, turn right up the road and you'll quickly pop back out on the main road. Turn left and ride to the parking lot.

History & Background

Revelation trail will take you through many of the sites seen on the Passion Play's Holy Land Tour.

Contacts

Shared By:

Sam Dudley

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Photos

This girl puts the g in gnarly riding through this tehnical rock garden on Atonement.
Sep 26, 2019 near Eureka…, AR
Who says you can't have a little fun on a green trail? It's what options are for.
Sep 26, 2019 near Eureka…, AR
Hitting the drop!
Oct 15, 2020 near Eureka…, AR
Jeff sending the chunky gnar at the bottom.
Oct 17, 2020 near Eureka…, AR
Nick Crash gettin some air!
Oct 2, 2020 near Eureka…, AR
Jeff diving off the board with perfect form.
Nov 1, 2020 near Eureka…, AR

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