Holt Road Loop - TRAIL

Holt Road Loop - Trail, Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas

Dirt fire road winds through Boston Mountains in the Ozark National Forest.

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Juston Manville   Cross Country Rider [Oct 03, 2007]

ROCKY!!! Not marked well! I came from VA to ride what I thought would be some nice single track in NW Ark. I was disappointed to say the least. The Fossil Flats were ok but I can not believe that these trails were all that was in Devils Den with all the awesome terrain in the park. The park ranger admitted that the trail has been neglected. They need to get it together and this area could be a real destination for bikers. However, I would not waste the $125 a night to bike here again.

Customer Service

Some place in Sedonia or another bike mecca.

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mchaines   Cross Country Rider [Mar 18, 2006]

Mostly fire road/doubletrack riding, with loose rocks just the right size to shake your eyes out of their sockets then bounce off your front tire into your shins, but not big enough to give you any sense of satisfaction for making it through them. I didn't find much challenge to riding this trail other than the challenge of staying focused through a pretty monotonous ride. You could push yourself aerobically and make this a good workout, but I still don't see much fun about it.

Follow the map carefully, and expect to make a few wrong turns if it's your first time out. Also, watch out for trucks, four wheelers, & dirt bikers. Or better yet, ride a different trail.

Customer Service

Try your best to not get lost

Similar Products Used: Fossil flats, twice if you need more riding. Lake Leatherwood.
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3
virtualperson   Cross Country Rider [Jul 13, 2004]

I must say I was pretty unprepared for this trail. It starts off on some rocky/muddy jeep paths that eventually lead to a fairly rugged single track. As the entire trail slopes mostly downhill from the trailhead I was cruising along paying little attention to trail markers, and found myself going far out of the way over washed out trails (if you see the river you've gone the wrong way). After a long (miles) bike carrying pushing session I finnaly found a jeep road that led me out. Pay close attention to the map if you ride this trail, and bring PLEANTY of water. I registered at the Devil's Den Visitors Center, and told them I would be off the trail by 8:00... I actually made it out when it was almost dark at 9:20. I think this is a fun but rugged trail, I'm sure I'll have more fun the next time I ride as I'll know my way around much better.

Customer Service

When you get to the end of the 8 mile loop, make sure not to descend down a washed out bluff trail. You can get to the river that way, but the terrain is almost impassible on a bike without some serious bike walking.

Similar Products Used: Lake Fayetteville
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3
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3
Jeff   Cross Country Rider [Dec 19, 2003]

Definitly some fun rocky trails. Make sure you know where you're going, you so don't wanna get lost back there when the suns going down.

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4
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4
scapester   [Jul 29, 1999]

This was this first trail I had a chance to ride in the ozarks. This trail was not one of the better trails I have had a chance to ride on. It starts on a dirt road, then turns in to a descent trail. For the most part this trail is to beat up by the four-wheelers and such to be any fun at all. We past 2 four-wheelers and dirt motorcycle, in 2 hours of riding. The have cause pits and ruts every where on the road portion. There are parts of the west loop that are fun if you go in the right direction. I would say 3 would be a max rating. I would give this trail.

Customer Service

that the left turn at the Y. It tells you to go right, I would definetly say not to. The hills coming back up are outrageously rocky.

Similar Products Used: If you are in the area, I suggest riding lake Fayetteville, or Eureka Spring instead.
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3
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Daryl   [Aug 31, 1999]

I have ridden these trails a couple of times. This is where the Arkansas State mountain bike championships used to be held (not sure if they still do). There are a lot of jeep roads out there, but last time I was there they were adding to the trails and may be worth another check. There is some good single track where GT signs are. Overall I would give this trail a 3.5 because there are so many rocks it does make it difficult but, I would rather have fast downhills

Customer Service

Holt Road Loop

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3
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scott   [Dec 09, 1999]

This is a fun trail to ride. Other reviews ere right on, it is pretty rocky. You have to ride down the road for a while until you get to the singletrack and it gets fun. Along the way youre goingto see a lot of puddles but thats just part of the experience. It is necessary to get a map before you go out in the woods here. A couple of friends of mine got lost out in the woods and ended up in a town named "come up yer ass" Arkanasas. Seriously. Squeal like a pig... It is a nice place to camp too. Definitely go there

Customer Service

park at the top of the curvy hill. Holt Rd starts there.

Similar Products Used: uh,
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4
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Dave   [Feb 28, 2000]

There was a trail there?? Oh, you mean that pile of basketball sized rocks was the trail?

Skip this one and find the other trails in the park.

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1
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Gator   [Mar 09, 2000]

I've ridden it and I've raced it. It wasn't fun. Find somewhere else to ride if you want to enjoy yourself. 80% dirt road isn't even remotely fun, and the rocks......well you've read the other reviews. Ride the butterfield trail from the top of the switchbacks down to the fossil flats. Do a couple of loops there and go home. The holt ROAD isn't worth your time.

Customer Service

I've ridden the trail several times. I can't seem to find a fun route.

Similar Products Used: Fossil Flats, Two dogs trail in Fay.
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John   [Mar 19, 2000]

Welp, there are quite a few rocks, but that where the goats get separated from the sheep.

The main loop is 8.5 miles and the visitor center has maps of the area for sale, there are three other smaller loops that run concurrently with the main loop. Be sure to bring a spare tube, as landing on the wrong rock can mean a long walk out. Good climbing and plenty of speedy sections. Just bump up your tire pressure and enjoy.

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5
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