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Biking | Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

Biking

There is a biking adventure waiting for you in Hot Springs, Arkansas!

Hot Springs is home to a versatile trail system with offerings for riders of all ages and skill levels. Hot Springs is proudly home to three IMBA EPIC Rides, including the heart-pumping 33-mile Womble Trail, the scenic 45-mile Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) and the grueling 108-mile Ouachita National Recreational Trail. Hot Springs was even designated as a IMBA Bronze-level Ride Center in 2015. With the addition of our Northwoods Trails Mountain Bike stacked trail system, mountain bikers can find a literal playground of beginner to technical rides just minutes from downtown Hot Springs with a back-country feel that seems miles away! Road cyclists can find amazing incline work with a ride to scenic overlooks on North & West Mountains right inside Hot Springs National Park!

Whatever level you’re on, take your ride to the next one in Hot Springs.


Hot Springs Northwoods Trail System

  • Distance: 31.5+ miles
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Northwoods Trailheads:

  • Waterworks, 300 Pineland Drive
  • Pullman, 800 Pullman Avenue
  • Cedar Glades, 461 Wildcat Road
  • Bull Bayou, 1124 Cedar Glade Road

Experience 31.5+ miles of world class mountain bike trails just five minutes from downtown Hot Springs. The Northwoods system includes Green, Blue and Black single track, multi-track, flow trails, jump lines and the Lucky 13 expert section. The Cedar Glades trailhead includes a bike skills park. Northwoods is home to the annual Gudrun MTB Festival each November. Bikers, hikers and trail runners are all welcome.

Download the Northwoods Trails Map

Northwoods Facebook Page

Northwoods Trail Conditions Facebook Group


Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail is a 2.5-mile, paved multi-use trail that will eventually connect downtown Hot Springs to a wetlands area at Lake Hamilton. The Greenway Trail begins at the Transportation depot and meanders past the Veterans Memorial, Farmers Market, Sculpture Walk, Skatepark, Majestic Baseball Fields, Hollywood Park, and the Bark Park. The Greenway is ideal for families both on foot and on bikes.

Download the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail Map


Entergy Park

  • Distanace: Many trails less than 1 Mile.
  • Skill Level: Beginner

With nine trails, both off-road and paved, under a mile in distance, Entergy Park is a great biking destination for beginners. See the sights and feel the breeze as you warm up at this family-friendly biking destination.

Download the Entergy Park Trails Map


Iron Mountain Trail

  • Distance: 21.5 Miles
  • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

A fast draining trail built to IMBA standards. Nicely bermed turns with some drops of varying difficulty. Used for several off-road events including cross-country races and XTERRA events.

More Info About the Iron Mountain Trail


Womble Trail

  • IMBA EPIC
  • Distance: 33 Miles
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

The Womble is considered the jewel of the Ouachita Mountains as far as trails go. This is by far the most famous trail in the state with folks driving in from all over the country to try this epic ride. It is also the key element of the Ouachita Challenge and Womble Classic Mountain Bike Race held each year.

The Womble is listed as an IMBA Epic Ride and even made it into a couple of the bike mags.

More Info About the Womble Trail


Ouachita National Recreational Trail

  • IMBA EPIC
  • Distance: 108 Miles
  • Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

This is a hiking trail which allows mountain biking through remote sections of the Ouachita Mountains. Expect some off the bike traversing but also some fun downhills along the way.

On the western end, lodging, camping and dining are available at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. The trail also connects with the Womble Trail - IMBA Epic in Montgomery County. This area is used as part of the Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Race.

More Info About the Ouachita National Recreational Trail


Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT)

  • IMBA EPIC
  • Distance: 45 Miles
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Built over the last 10 or 15 years on both Corps of Engineers and US Forest Service land, the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) covers 40 plus miles of shoreline and ridge top riding. A favorite for both mountain bikers and distance runners alike.

More Info About the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail


Tour Downtown Hot Springs on bike!

Enjoy a guided water tasting tour through historic downtown Hot Springs from the seat of your bike with Hot Springs Bicycle Touring Co.! Bikes areprovided.

Open daily, 10AM-5PM. For more information call 501-276-2175 or click here.

Featured Listings

Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters

501-767-1373 | 112 Blackhawk Lane 71913

Parkside Cycle

501-623-6188 | 719 Whittington Avenue 71901

Cedar Glades Park - Garland County

501-623-2854 | Cedar Glades Road

Hot Springs Bicycle Touring Company

501-276-2175 | 436 Broadway Street 71901

DICK's Sporting Good

501-624-0200 | 1420 Higdon Ferry Road 71913

Spa City Cycling

501-463-9364 | 873 Park Avenue 71901

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