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Below is a collection of videos highlighting some of the projects we have completed, the community that we helped build, and our approach to sustainable trail design and construction.
The Creation of a Trail System: Building Little Sugar
More than two years in the making, the Little Sugar trail system is ready for you. Watch this creation of a trail system and what can be accomplished through collaboration and investment in infrastructure. The end product? Enhanced access to natural beauty otherwise hidden, increased recreational opportunity and overall enriched quality of life for those who live here and those who will wish they do. Join us in celebrating this masterpiece of world-class trails right here at home, and the work it took to get us here.
Ponca and Hobbs - Matt Slager
Despite what YouTubers will tell you, Pinkbike contributor Matt Slager proves that singletrack can be a riot. He shreds the Karst Loop at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area with creative riding and great style! Check out his Pinkbike profile here: https://www.pinkbike.com/u/mslager/
Little Sugar - Tech and Flow - Mojo Shop Bentonville 9-26-20
We went to some new spots by invitation. Started with some sweet Rogue singletrack with amazing scenery and great rock riding, and ended with some Gravity Logic flow trails. Both....unreal quality, and amazing fun! Maybe you'll be able to tell by our reactions!
City Lake at Siloam Springs - OZ Trails Northwest Arkansas
City Lake trail system is north of Siloam Springs on the City Lake property owned by the City of Siloam Springs. There are 3 trails that add up to 3.2 miles of punchy climbs, flowing singletrack, and fun descents. Add in a few alternate lines that you can mix in to get some air. When you finish the loop turn around to ride in the opposite direction and it feels like a whole new 3.2 miles. On the west side of the property, Simons Descent begins at the top of the hill and is sure to make you smile. With a large starting deck, several rollers, a step up, nice bermed corners a couple of wall rides, and finishing off with an option to pick your drop back into the lot, this trail packs a lot of features. If you choose you can continue across Taylor Orchard Rd (to the south) and ride The Enchanted Forest trail down to the 505’ long elevated canopy boardwalk for fantastic views of the watershed. Continuing on the Enchanted Forest will lead you to the ADA trail which makes a loop around the field and leads to the Bicycle Skills Course and paved pump track. Join super trail advocate and volunteer, David Vansandt on a tour through the trails and check out OZTrailsNWA.com for more information.
Hobbs State Park Monument Trail - OZ Trails Northwest Arkansas
Ready for 40 miles of back country riding, swooping descents, where you don't have to think about where yoru next turn is? The Hobbs State Park Monument Trail in Rogers, AR, is the perfect place to ride! Join us as the Arkansas State Parks Foundation Program Manager, Amber Brown, shows some of her favorite places along this exciting trail! The new network features downhill-only trails, as well as plenty of meandering flow lines with views of Beaver Lake. You can get to it all by heading east on the Tunnel Connector Trail from the state park’s visitor center. This is where you’ll find the two downhill lines called Sawtooth and Timberjack, as well as a return trail. All three are about a mile long. It’s also where you’ll come across the connector trail’s namesake: the tunnel that gives riders safe passage under Highway 12. From the tunnel, you can take either the East or West Wolf Den trails. Both are about two-miles long and flow downhill to quickly get riders to the eight-mile Karst Loop Trail, which can be ridden in either direction. After a short climb, you’ll be rewarded with a flowing ridge trail that drops you through karst rock outcroppings down to the lake. There’s even a swimming spot if you’re looking for a mid-ride break, so consider bringing along a bathing suit in your pack. There are also ride-in campsites if you’re looking to stay a while longer. After finishing the Karst Loop, head back to the Visitor Center and if you’re still hungry for more riding, hit the 22-mile long Hidden Diversity Trail.
OZ TV - Kid and Beginner Friendly Trails in OZ
In this episode of OZ TV, sponsored by Kuat, Gary Vernon is joined by Anya Bruhin, Education Program Manager for BikeNWA. Along with some little riders, they're showing you three of the most kid-friendly trails in Northwest Arkansas. From Gregory Park in Fayetteville, then to Mercy Trailhead in Rogers, and all the way to Wolf Park in Bentonville. These trails are right in the heart of town and perfect for new riders young and old. BikeNWA also debut's their Let's Play Bikes Guide. A step by step guide for parents that help to make bike riding fun for the whole family! Visit BikeNWA.org for more information on how you can get one!
OZ TV Trail Highlight - Little Sugar Trail System in Bella Vista, Arkansas
In this series, we are featuring some of the most exciting trail projects and trail builders, artists, and craftsmen who are creating them. In this episode, join Gary Vernon, Walton Family Foundation Program Officer, and Candice Kozark of OZ Trails as they talk to Phil Penny with Rogue Trails on the new Little Sugar Trails. The hollers and ravines on the west side of Bella Vista have been opened up to the exploration of the new Little Sugar trail system. The current 40-mile open network takes trail users under bluffs along Sugar Creek and to a waterfall on Tanyard Creek as it wraps its way around Windsor and Avalon Lakes. Expect plenty of switchbacks and berms, as well as more advanced features like drops and jumps that have been generously sprinkled in throughout the system. You should also be prepared to stop and take in the lakes, creeks, waterfalls, caves, and other nooks and crannies found along w the trail system that will make you forget you’re just an Uber call away from your home or car in the event of a flat tire. Be ready to use those climbing legs, too. The descents are a roller coaster, but you have to earn them. You’ll also pass through several tunnels built out of ten-foot diameter pipes. Like the Back 40, the Little Sugar is made up of an outer loop and several other trails that cut through the middle to give riders plenty of options for routes.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park Monument Trails
The Monument Trails at Pinnacle Mountain State Park are built with the latest technology to improve ride enjoyment and sustainability. These new trails also take you to places never before accessible in the park. While these trails are optimized for mountain biking, all but a few are open to hiking and trail running. Plan your visit today. https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/trails/monument-trails/pinnacle-mountain-state-park-monument-trails #ARStateParks
Trails are Life
"These trails mean life to me, physically and mentally," hiker Jerry Brown says. We feel the same way. Yes, a lot of thought goes into building and maintaining trails but it's really about how they breathe life back into you; that is the magic. And that's our focus at Arkansas State Parks. #ARStateParks *Transcript is in comment below.
New Flow Trails at Grapevine Lake in Kentucky
Rogue Trails designed and built two new flow trails at Grapevine Lake in Madisonville, Kentucky. We also reimagined the existing cross country trails by adding flow, increasing sustainability, and including alternate lines. Rider is Rogue employee and all around good dude, Jared Calhoun.
Make sure to check out our Instagram to see teases on new trails. You never know where we're building!
Press Releases and Articles
A collection of recent press releases about the trails and communities that we have helped build and strengthen.
Local Flavours: Monument Trails Tour
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