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Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

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Hiking trail/single track. Some small hills but nothing too tough. Trail is in great shape so keep it that way!
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Latitude
35.99578538642032
Longitude
-94.3505859375
Trail Directions
From Siloam, Rt 16West, on left there are about 15 parking spaces across from the Lake Weddington park. Trailhead at right of this little parking area. Follow the blue trail markers from there.
Trail Length
about 8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Siloam Springs
   


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Review Date
July 20, 2013

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Arisian ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I've been overseas since 2009 and this is the first time I was able to go back to this trail that used to be my go to trail during the week.

Sadly, trail is a disaster now. Completely unridable, even for a motorbike! The fun climbs are gone, the flowing single track is gone. Basically every part of this trail that made it a fun and challenging ride is now gone. It's really sad because a two man team w/ chainsaws and some equipment could make it tons of fun again for less than a days work (I'm tempted). Whomever is in charge of this trail system basically has given up on it. Maybe even intentionally. Signs of anyone riding it were scarce to none. Since that even the equestrian community is using it are also gone.

Strangely, I counted 9 felled trees over the trail, and a few of them seemed to be cut onto the trail on purpose - the trees having chainsaw markings as well as being 'marked.' i.e., someone was there to cut the tree and did so onto the trail… and didn't move it. Most of the trees are very large and mostly impassable.

Even more strangely, as I was about to ride it an older man with no teeth told me that he coon hunts on the trail and there is no reason to ride it... tried to encourage me to not in a strange way. Sadly, nostalgia forced me to take a look thinking "It can't be that bad. It was always a challenging trail!" I grew up in the woods and have seen some 'funny business' go on in the deep woods, this trail now wreaks of that - there were times I kept thinking "This trail has been blocked/obscured on purpose!" I def. had a strange feeling as a I kept going and eventually turned around thinking I was about to ride up on a weed stash or a meth lab.

All in all I made it 4.78 miles (out and back) over 48 minutes (was looking for the trail most of the time!) and got up to a max speed of 15 mph. Only one stretch seems like it was fun.

I have to say that I'm saddened by how ignored the trail has become.

There are only 5 reasons why you should ever be on this trail with a bike:

1. You used to ride it and want to see how ignored it is.
2. You are looking for an abandoned area to grow weed.
3. You've been abducted by aliens/drug runners and dropped in the woods with a bike.
4. You are a professional bike pusher.
5. You've yet to read this review.

Recommended Route:
None that I know of.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Basically anything else...



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Review Date
April 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: brianinchina ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail was in great condition last year, but this year due to the excessive rain, sections of the trail is washed out. It's still very ride-able, however, I've noticed that the quality of the trail has gone down ever since the end of 2007. Because of how much it has rained and the excessive use of the trail for equestrian use, it's getting worse.

It's a good trail to ride, however, I hope some maintenance is done to it soon. This trail is great for getting in the middle of the woods with no one else around and has some great single track sections that are comparable to any trail I've ridden.

Also, the trail guide is a little confusing. Once you cross the creek (more like river when I rode it) and go through the pine cove section and get to the road, the trail continues on the direct opposite side of the road. This section has some nice rock gardens for almost a mile and then it drops down into the a riverbed for a good while and then you meet the road again (about 6.5 - 7.5 miles in). After that you cross the road again you will climb a small hill and then this is where it becomes impossible to dodge horse crap and the trail is pretty torn up by horses.

Hope that helps someone. Like I mentioned, I hope they do some maintenance to the trail or by next season more and more of the trail will be for horses only.



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Arisian (07/20/2013)
Read my comment above if you are interested in a more current review (Arisian)
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Review Date
July 6, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: 29erwes ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail has come a long way. When I first started riding the trail, it could be described as a beginner trail. It was overgrown and not very technical. Now with the addition of several more miles of trail and a great clean up job by the OORC, Lake Wedington is one of the most fun trails in the NWA area. Once you pass County Road 849 and head up the hill for the second phase of the trail, you'll find yourself in for a very rocky, technical section. Great views as well. A highly recommended trail for anyone in the NWA area.

Recommended Route:
Start at the Roadside park on Hwy 16 and proceed up the trail passing county road 849 follow the trail all the way to where it eventually dead ends. You can either ride it back or take a dirt road back to Hwy 16. For a complete map, go to www.ozarkoffroadcyclist.com

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lake Leatherwood
Kessler's
Dennis Moore's trail
Devil's Den



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Review Date
June 29, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: aszalan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
as previously stated, most of the reviews of this trail are out of date. OORC has done an excellent job of removing fallen trees from the trail and also bypassing some trouble spots with new trail sections. I ride this trail once a week and it is much more technical and enjoyable than Lake Fayetteville.

here is a gallery of some recent pics of the trail including a trail map
http://gallery.mtbr.com/showgallery.php?cat=1122

also the correct spelling is Lake Wedington, not Weddington

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dennis Moore's trail is another excellent local trail



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Review Date
September 24, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Tuckervill ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The reviews of this trail are out dated. The trail has been reworked (I think by OORC) and they've done a good job. I went out after a day of hard rain, trying to find the fire road that goes from 16 to 412, but I ended up on the trail instead. The trail was NOT muddy after that rain, and it was a lot of fun. Kudos to whomever has reblazed it and cleaned it up.



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