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Little Blakely

Average Rating:    (3.93 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 30

Fast singletrack, some good hills and rocky sections, beautiful lake views.
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Latitude
34.62699293367839
Longitude
-93.19908142089844
Trail Directions
Quachita Lake State Park
Trail Length
18 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hot Springs
   


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Review Date
April 1, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jake ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Little Blakely is a solid trail. It was very primitive and could use some trail work, but that may have added to the fun a but. There's quite a bit of ledges and rocks, so skip this trail if you're not comfortable with both. My biggest complaint would be is it's very difficult to find. Make sure you have solid directions before heading out.

Recommended Route:
We road counter-clockwise. The trail system is like a clover with 5 attaching leafs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Womble and Vista



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Review Date
January 14, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: yesmkay ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The Little Blakely is a bit technical and has some challenging ascents, but well worth the ride. Eat your wheaties and expect a good workout. This is one of the better trails in the state and is being improved all the time.



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Review Date
January 22, 2011

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Karl Hanson ,  Racer

Summary:
This trail is very overgrown, my face is scratched everywhere and I ruined a pair of lenses. There is a 3 MILE!!! section of hike a bike. No way to ride this, it should not even be advertised as a mountain bike trail. It was getting dark and I thought I wouldn't make it back to my vehicle. There are some very steep descents that caused me to end over the handlebars twice. If you make a mistake on the bench cut trail you are going to slide into Lake Ouachita. Thanks to whoever built the trail, and I am appreciative of all those that maintain the trails with their free time, but this is the worst trail I have ever ridden.

Recommended Route:
Stop at Cedar Glades. Ride there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cedar Glades, Vista



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Review Date
June 1, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rockass ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Part of this trail is awesome. DO NOT go to Rockledge top and expect to ride it. HIKE only. Big boulders.. you have carry your bike out. The rest of the trail looked like almost no one rides them. Remote and we saw no other bikers all day on holiday weekend.
Expect to climb a lot. Nice views and shaded.

Recommended Route:
b



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Review Date
February 23, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: story mt biker ,  Racer

Summary:
Technical, challenging, one - of - a kind. The below review WAS right on the money but, with the concentrated effort of the locals it is once again good to go. Five days of cutting trees and re-benching some damaged tread L.B. is back to old form. This trail is not for beginners. It is a narrow benched, rocky, and physically challengeing trail that is a blast to ride. The lake views are awesome. The good canopy might make this a good summer refuge, which is rare in this area, and the close proximity to the lake wouldnt hurt either. Ride until you get hot slide down the hill, and go for a swim. Check it out!!!!

Recommended Route:
Counter - clockwise is the route around the outer loop is what was cleared during the winter work days.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Womble, LOViT, Ouachita Trail (152 miles in all)



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