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Essex Creek

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Several loops are available. I road one which was 13 miles which punished you with 2500 ft + of elevation gain. These trails are by far the most difficult single track anywhere in Arkansas. Not for the timid or weak legged rider. You will use every skill you have ever learned on how to ride a mountain bike. See also the Red Star Ride.
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Latitude
35.77785353930747
Longitude
-93.46412658691406
Trail Directions
From Clarksville Arkansas proceed North on Highway 21 to the intersection of Highway 16 (Fallsville) about 30 miles. From there travel North on Highway 21 to the first dirt road on the right, turn right, follow that road to the next right, turn right, park at the first wide spot in the road. Trail head is on the top of the mountain. This is a very remote area be advised to call Galen or Ira White at 870-294-4102 or ForestAdventures@pop.centuryinter.net
Trail Length
13 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fallsville
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Review Date
June 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Billy Kribbs , from Fort Smith AR

Summary:
These trails are in Arkansas' steepest most remote mountain country. If you have GPS bring it. Also bring a friend, food, and water, because it could be a while before you find your car again. A detailed review of this trail would be impossible- you just never know what you will find out here. It gets a four star only because of the high probability of needing forrestry service air rescue.

Recommended Route:
There are no trails at the first gravel road on the right on HWY 21. It takes you to a saw mill and that's it. Instead, continue on HWY 21 about 3 miles past the HWY 16/21 intersection. On the right side of the road you should see a sign reading "Forrest road #1264" It's got lot's of nutty down hill rides that were blazed by 4 wheelers and then abandoned. Props to the ATV-nerds for once.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Red Star behind the Ball Fields. Buffalo River recreation area.



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Review Date
January 27, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ira White , from Fallsville

Summary:
The trails are a mix of old 4weeler trail and some hidden single track. The woods around my house are so remote that my brother and my self are almost the only ones who ride the trails. We have started a Mt bike tour compay so if you are going to ride in the area give us a call #870-428-5857

Recommended Route:
Staring in the valley climb the Ship Rock trail then
fly down Essex Overlook trail. Ridden like this you can catch some big air and the downhill is so sweeeet.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Buffalo headwaters



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