Ask the godfather of Arkansas mountain biking about his escapades at Devil’s Den State Park. In its rock formations, caves, and creek with a Civilian Conservation Corp legacy there is unmatched terrain for engaging adventures. The Visitors' Center will have you meet Assistant Park Superintendent Tim Scott to hear firsthand how he helped organize first-ever downhill bike festivals in this iconic park. After being inspired by a mountain bike festival in Crested Butte, Colorado, Tim Scott set out on his own to create the Fossil Flats trail. Working with singletrack and hand tools for more than 30 years has made this area one of the most respected places for mountain biking enthusiasts throughout North America.
You’ve never been on a mountain bike? You should try it! There are many different trails in the Oak Ridge Trail System, so you can pick one that is best for your skill level. The shortest loop is 3 miles and very beginner-friendly with only 1 challenging part where riders cross over rock creek bed about 1.5 miles into ride clockwise from trailhead at Sawmill Loop intersection - but don't worry, there's plenty of loose rocks to keep things interesting if this isn't too much for you yet.
The Sawmill Loop is a good choice if you’re looking for something different. You can continue on the loop with a turn to the right about mile in or take that next mighty left up Racer's Hill which will put you back onto Sawmill Loop as well as Outlaw Loop and northbound again, getting you even more miles of amazing hilltop views!
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