Chickalah Loop Trail

Mount Nebo State Park

  • Trail Type: Day Hikes, Mountain Biking
  • | Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 4.8 miles plus 1 mile for return to the Bench Trail.
  • Time: Bikes 45 minutes to 2 hours. Hiking 2 to 3 hours. Hiking times may vary.

What to know

** An Arkansas State Parks Monument Trail**
This trail is a strong intermediate trail with incredible rock work. There are expert level jumps that can be ridden around.

The park asks that the directional signs be followed. To the left is downhill only and bikes only until it meets the Connector Trail. To the right is a lollipop, do not climb the downhill trail.

Either direction, the trail goes down from the Mount Nebo Bench Trail on fast, flowy singletrack bench cuts with big berms and armored wash crossings. Watch for the Chickalah Creek crossings, they make great rest/photo stops.
Maps at MTBProject and TrailForks

Also, the ride across the north side of the loop features beautiful views of the Arkansas River Valley. No matter what, your ride will finish with a climb, so be ready with water, snacks, and time.
16728 West State Hwy. 155
Dardanelle, AR 72834