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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.