Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Things to Do

Mountain Biking near Eureka SpringsIf there’s one thing Eureka Springs is known for more than anything else, it’s the incredible scenic beauty of the Ozark Mountains. Not only is it a beautiful and interesting place to visit, it’s also easily accessible from many of the country’s most populous cities, and it’s long been a popular getaway destination loved by many. Summer is descending upon us quickly here in Eureka Springs, and we’re gearing up for a fun season of adventure with our guests.  If you’re looking for the perfect mountain biking destination, look no further than the scenic countryside surrounding Eureka Springs. For lodging in town, the best choice is our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today!

The Best Mountain Biking Trails

The Ozarks are home to an incredible diversity of mountain biking trails, suitable for a broad range of riders. One of the most popular places to go mountain biking in town is Lake Leatherwood City Park. Though this park feels like a vast wilderness of trails to explore, thanks to its 1610 acres, it’s actually located within Eureka Springs’ city limits, and is easy to get to. In total, there are over 25 miles of mountain biking trails within the park boundaries, in addition to a scenic spring-fed lake. Trails here range from short and difficult climbs, with elevation gains of up to 400 feet, to scenic and easy trails circling the lake. Bikers will enjoy rocky ledges, steep slopes, extended grades, creek crossings and plenty of varied terrain to keep the ride interesting.

One of the most popular trails in the Lake Leatherwood system is the Miners Rock Trail, the Lost Ridge Trail, the Beacham Trail, and the Twin Knobs Trail. Other popular mountain biking trails in the Eureka Springs area include the Black Bass Lake Trail, Kings River Deckhouse Trail, and the multitude of trails in the Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. There are also 5 new miles of mountain biking trails that just opened at the Great Passion Play, with more to come in the future.  Trails that are currently open include the easier Genesis and Exodus Trails, as well as the intermediate Holy Roller Trail, all of which are free to use.

Fat Tire Festival

Mountain biking in Eureka SpringsThis year’s Fat Tire Festival, a unique celebration of mountain biking in Eureka Springs, will take place from July 13 – 15, 2018. This marks the 20th year of this festival, attracting riders from all over the country.  The Fat Tire Festival features 3 days of downhill, super-d, short track, and cross country racing, in addition to fun group rides and other social events. Lodging for this popular festival will fill up fast, so make your reservations as soon as possible!

After an exhausting day on the trails, historic Eureka Springs is the perfect place to hang out and relax for the remainder of the evening.  Experience the beauty and charm of this Victorian Village, with over 100 unique shops & galleries, exquisite restaurants, and plenty of interesting attractions to explore. When you’re ready, the comfortable accommodations at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast will be waiting for you.  Book your room at Arsenic & Old Lace today.