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Mountain biking the monument trails at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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. Below is the current list of Monument Trails at Pinnacle Mountain. Links in the descriptions will take you to various trail map applications that can give you more information and GPS location when using a GPS enabled smartphone. (Trailforks or MTBProject) Any fees attributed to these services are the responsibility of the user. Also, remember that all older hiking trails in the park are still open to hiking only.

Jackfork - 4.59 miles - (Green Circle) Jackfork has a bit of everything, fast, flowy downhills, well build climbs, alternate lines with jumps, gaps, and drops. Access at the Visitor Center parking lot or the Lower Mountain Trailhead. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

Riders enjoying the Jackfork trail near the Big Maumelle River.

Coachwhip - 2.18 miles - (Green Circle) Also known as the NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) trail. This trail was designed as a beginner ride with a few alternate rock features and berms to help riders improve their skills. A loop is completed by crossing the road at the two trailheads and using the Lower Stick Trail to return to where you started. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

Centipede - 0.60 miles - (Green Circle) This is the climbing trail to get to the various downhill trails on Middle Mountain. It has a lot of switchbacks but is an overall and easy climb. Access from Middle Mountain Trailhead. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

Armadillo Run - 0.52 miles - (Green Circle) Downhill direction and bikes only. If you've always wanted to try a downhill trail, this is where you start. Fun and fast with bermed turns. Access from the top of Centipede. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

Middle Mountain Run - 0.46 miles - (Green Circle with Blue Square) Downhill direction and bikes only. A beginner downhill with a bit more technical features from Armadillo Run with steeper berms and more rollers. Access from the top of Centipede. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

A young family on Coachwhip Trail.

Lower Stick - 0.38 miles - (Green Circle) This is the return trail for the downhill trails from both Mountains and Jackfork. It can be accessed from the Lower Mountain and Middle Mountain trailheads. It also connects to the Upper Stick to return to the Upper Mountain parking area. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

Upper Stick - 0.33 miles - (Green Circle with Blue Square) This trail connects the Lower Stick and Middle Mountain parking to the Jackfork/Upheaval hub and Upper Mountain parking. It has some mandatory rock gardens. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

Upheaval - 0.31 miles - (Green Circle) This is the easiest, quickest way to get to the hub at the top of the Fulk Mountains to gain access to Twistflower and Turkey Track downhills plus the middle section of Jackfork. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

Turkey Tracks - 0.45 miles - (Blue Square with Black Diamond) Downhill direction and bikes only. This trail has numerous rock gardens, steep sections, and black alternative lines. Access from Upheaval or Jackfork. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

A rider taking the tough line on Turkey Tracks.

Twistflower - 0.53 miles - (Blue Square) Downhill direction and bikes only. An intermediate downhill with forced rock gardens and rock rides with drops and jumps. The trail finishes with some berms and a tabletop. Access from Upheaval or Jackfork. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

Dynamite - 1.43 miles - (Blue Square) A mountain bike playground with various features including jumps, challenging rock sections, big views, and fast flow. Access this trail from the Jackfork Trail. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

River Trail Connector - 0.14 miles - (Green Circle) This is a short connector that allows those visiting the trails via bike or walking on the Arkansas River Trail to enter the trail system at the park sign on Pinnacle Valley Road. There is no vehicle parking at this trailhead. (Maps available at Trailforks or MTBProject)

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