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Red Star

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No. of Reviews: 5

Some of the hardest, coolest, most remote, and undiscovered single track in Arkansas. It would be best to contact the White brothers at 870-428-5857 or ForestAdventures@pop.centuryinter.net. They have a guide service. Basically you will be riding in the headwater area of the piney or buffalo river area.
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Latitude
35.774371784708535
Longitude
-93.46893310546875
Trail Directions
Highway 21 North from Clarksville to Fallsville. Then 16 West to Red Star. Trail Network starts at the Baseball Field
Trail Length
10-100 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Clarksville
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 16, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: mchaines ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great backcountry riding. These trails are remote, rugged, unmapped and unmarked. If you want to ride in the wilderness all day without seeing another group of bikers, hikers, or pavement, here's your chance. The trail system is a mixture of doubletrack & singletrack. Steep climbs, some unrideable, are rewarded by smooth bench cuts and thrilling downhills. Some sections of the trail are pretty technical, especially when wet, but over 90% of the trail should be rideable to most mountainbikers.

Recommended Route:
Find a local to take you out, as you are unlikely to even find a trailhead on your own. Someone from the Ozark Offroad Cyclists club (www.ozarkoffroadcyclists.com) is likely to be able to point you in the right direction.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lake Leatherwood, Syllamo, Womble



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Review Date
February 16, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: David Renko ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The most remote built single track for MT. bikers in the Ozarks. Very primitive. A guide is pretty much a must until you are framiliar witht the area. Definitely for the inexperienced navigator. Trails are best in dry weather. Creeks can run very large. Very little use on trails so after leaf off they can be difficult to find. No markings. The best plan is to contact How Kuff a local rider for a guided tour or hop on to a OORC ride, the advoacy club does lots of guided rides and work on the trails.

Trails themselves are burley. Full suspension definitely recommended. Gracious elevation drops. Large old growth areas of forest. 20-25 miles of trail now. Can connect to the Upper Buffalo Wilderness for foot adventures. Can also connect to the Piney Creek on the other side of 21 by following Dickson Ford road south.

Bring glasses. Trails are sometimes brushy. Lots of camping options in the area as well as cabin rentals. Definitely a back woods experience of the highest quality.

The trails and the area are definitly 5 tires. The remoteness and sense of adventure they deliver make up for the lack of public facilities, access and development.

Recommended Route:
Search it out. Just remember there is no true developed public access and no marked trails. Bring topo and get some low down from someone or you will be like a guy swatting at a pinata. All routes have something fun in them. -+

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Piney Creek Trails
Horseshoe Canyon
Mill Creek ATV park
National Forest is loaded with 4wheeler trails.



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Review Date
June 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: will , from the fort

Summary:
alot of raw extreme riding with trails upon trails.... wish i would of had more time to explore but i will be back again soon

Other recommended trails in the same area:
womble, leatherwood, earthquake, water works, and fianna hills



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Review Date
June 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Billy Kribbs , from Fort Smith AR

Summary:
Endless trail that feels like a roller coaster. Allmost all of the downhills have 2 foot whoops erroded into them that make for lots of hang time. If you know where you are riding, I here you can pack a head mounted light and do some caving. The Kings River Falls are also somewhere out here on the little Penninsula of off road madness. The falls are a good 20 foot cliff to jump on that makes a good cooling/smoking spot on the warmer days. I haven't found the dirrect route to reach it via the trails, but it dosn't matter! NOTHING IS MARKED. bring someone with a good sense of direction and or a GPS locator and don't forget to pack your balls, you are going to need them. It's got down hill for days- Full suspension is a near must. I am giving these trails 5 fat ass tires for showing me the sweetest downhill for miles.

Recommended Route:
There is no route. Park at the ball field/school/town square and ride up the hill behind them. If you go on a Sunday the coolest people in the world have festivities every week here. It's a VERY heady dwelling. Find the White Brothers or How Kuff- they know where to ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Buffalo River Recreation area



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Review Date
March 29, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Chris D , from Fayetteville, AR

Summary:
I feel very fortunate to be one of the few folks who ride these trails on a regular basis. As a member of the Ozark Off Road Cyclists mountain biking club I have the oppurtunity to ride them every other month, because these trails are part of our regular club ride schedule. The trails in the Red Star area are some of the funnest, most rugged, and remote singletrack in Arkansas. There are about 15 miles of singletrack, with new singletrack being opened all the time, as well as another 10-15 miles of four wheeler trail in the area. The trails consist of tight, twisty sections of fast singletrack that roll up and down the hills of the Buffalo River Headwaters area. The trails can be somewhat rocky and rough at times, especially when you are in the creek drainages, but they are not what I consider to be extremly technical. The climbs are ass kickers, but are totally worth it because of the roller coaster type downhills that follow them. The biggest draw back to this area is that the trails are not marked at all. If you were to get lost in this area, you could possibly go a whole day without seeing another person. Your best bet for riding these trails is to contact the local bikers in the area. The person who knows these trails the best is How Kuff. How lives within 50 yards of the trails, and is responsible for the creation of most of the trails in the area. He is currently working with the National Forrest Service to get the trails mapped and marked and have an official trailhead put in. How is generally more than happy to show folks around the trails. He can be reached at Howkuff@yahooo.com, or you can contact Gaylen White at forrestadventures@eritter.com. Gaylen is a local expert rider who lives in the Fallsville area on the Big Piney creek. He has some pretty increadible trails around his neck of the woods as well, but thats another review. For more information on trails in the Qzarks as well as the rest of Arkansas you can reach me at the Highroller Cyclery in Fayetteville at 501-442-9311 or at tanker@nwark.com (I'm bad about checking my e-mail though).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fallsville



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