Old Post Road Park Bike Trail - TRAIL

Old Post Road Park Bike Trail - Trail, Russellville, Arkansas

This is a fast little trail a creek crossing, and some swithbacks. There are a few hills but nothing that will hurt, not to technical. Some fire road and single track.

User Reviews (23)

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tboyd   Cross Country Rider [Mar 21, 2013]

You should disregard all posts prior to 2011, because the trail system is being / has been redesigned and rerouted. OP was a classic example of "fall line" trails and the destruction they will cause. There is no double track or fireroads as the old trail description states, it is rolling contour singletrack now full of twist and turns. It has a few nice berms but could use a few more.

Currently there is about 6.5 miles of new singletrack that is in a figure 8 layout so it is easy to run the trail each direction. There will be more trail to come next winter. Hopefully we will have 10 miles of trail when complete in a year or two.

This trail is now a nice cross country ride that I would rate as intermediate and busy with turns. Singlespeeders will love all the grade reversals. This trail is tight and fast in sections so use your front brake if you are new to mt. biking, rear brake skid sucks!







Customer Service

START NEW TRAIL BEHIND the CORP. VISITOR CENTER or at the CAUDLE OVERLOOK a few hundred yards up the road. NOT at the old parking area near the tennis courts. This parking area is for Disc Golfers! There will be signs put up in the future , hopefully this summer.

I recommend parking right behind the VISITOR CENTER in the Tall Pine Parking lot. Your vechicle will be safer here and you can get a good warm up on this 3/4 mile section of trail. If you start here once you get throught the first S turn you will come to a" Y" where you can go left or right.

Lets say you choose left, 3/4 mile ahead the trail comes to the road. this is another "Y". If you cross the road you will be in the middle of the "figure 8" of the current trail system.

At this juncture I advise going left UP the road about 70 yards to the back of the Caudle Overlook loop and you will see the trail vere off to the right, get on it and about 3 miles later you will be back to the middle of the" figure 8" .

At this "Y" I advise going left here,( right will take you back into the Tall Pine area.) about 3 miles later you will return to the Tall Pine parking area.

Similar Products Used: If you want all-mountain/ downhill I recommend Mocassin Gap north of Russellville. It is insanely fast double track, rocky, and tech. with lots of waterbreak jumps. I go to MG during the week as weekends can be busy with Quads, and horses on nice weekends.
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4
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3
rock50plus   Weekend Warrior [May 10, 2012]

This trail is being redone. Vastly improved. There is a new trailhead at Caudle Overlook. Still mostly wooded single track with a significant number of switchbacks. Many of the bridges and crossings are new and well built. If you haven't tried this one in awhile, come on back. You will be impressed. It is still a relatively easy ride but the fun-meter has gone up!

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4
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2
MaximumRPM   Weekend Warrior [Mar 25, 2011]

My favorite trail (may be biased since I live 3 miles away). I typically ride to the trail (getting a good adrenaline rush coming down Sheppard Drive). Most people start across from the tennis courts and head up the hill to the west. I like to head north up the Zig-Zag trails first (gives you some downhill breaks as you make your way up the hill). Trail heads are a little tougher to read riding this direction, but the payoff is the long downhill getting back to the start. Several short climbs, but constantly switching between climbing, downhill and switchbacks. Trail is typically maintained very well.

Customer Service

Head north up the Zig-Zag trails and ride counter-clockwise.

Similar Products Used: Mt Nebo Bench
Devil's Den
Vista
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5
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4
jim bob   Cross Country Rider [Nov 24, 2007]

The trail lenght is around nine miles now due to the last additions.

Customer Service

See other posts.

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4
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4
photolitherland   Cross Country Rider [Nov 13, 2007]

I live here in Russellville and its an awesome trail to just be able to go out to. Dont plan a trip around the trail though, go to Moccassin Gap for that. The trail is pretty fast but it seems that whenever you get a lot of speed you have to slow down due to all of the switchbacks and the turns have sand in them so you really have to slow down. But if you live near here than come, or if your just driving through visit the trail because there are some technical areas and great vistas of the river along the bluffs and a pretty sweet waterfall if you go far enough down the bluff trail.

Customer Service

start on the trail that crosses the road across from the parking lot to get warmed up and then from the parking lot go left and clockwise on the trails, tis the best way to go for speed.

Similar Products Used: Mt Nebo
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4
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3
Monty Loyd   Weekend Warrior [Oct 04, 2007]

This is the trail that got me hooked on MTBing, it has uphill, downhill, switchbacks, straights, ditches and some jumps. Being a X moto-crosser this is a fun trail it takes anywhere from 1.5-2 hours for me to ride on all of it. The Directions are wrong on the map here but google map is close. but for you out of towners, take Hwy 7 South of I-40 to Lock and Dam Rd(used to be Old Post Rd) trail map is at the corner of Sheppard Drive and Lock and Dam Rd near the pavillion. Trails are kept up and clean.

Customer Service

The Directions are wrong on the map here but google map is close. but for you out of towners, take Hwy 7 South of I-40 to Lock and Dam Rd(used to be Old Post Rd) trail map is at the corner of Sheppard Drive and Lock and Dam Rd near the pavillion.

Similar Products Used: Mt Nebo bench trail is shorter and more for beginners.
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5
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3
stu11583   Racer [Feb 11, 2006]

Not a bad little trail to be at the end of town. If you are looking for something a little more technical up there try the walking trail at the top of the hill by the bathrooms. There is also a good little jump down main street. Trail has a few good climbs and some technical down hills. Overall the trail is pretty fast and you cant beat the location.

Customer Service

I would recomend starting at the tennis courts and climbing the hill next to the road first. Then when you are at the top by the street go to the North West corner by the bathrooms. There is a little trail down there that will take you along the top of a ridge looking over the river. It dumps you out at the top of powerline so it is pretty much an all downhill ride from there. Great little route with great views. If you cant find the trail stop in at the local Highlander shop, on Arkansas, they will be more than happy to show you where any of the local trails are. There is also a little single track out there behind the driving range. Hard to find and hasnt been ridden in years but has a lot of potential.

Similar Products Used: Brock Creek Climbing Nebo Mocasin Gap Womble
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4
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4
BikerDan   Weekend Warrior [Jan 01, 2006]

A great trail that can be ridden at night up until 10pm. I wish it had more single track but it is still fun if a bit short.

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4
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3
Got2GoFast   Weekend Warrior [Apr 26, 2005]

Not a bad little hometown trail. Not a big fan of all the parking lot gravel and sand thrown about everywhere. Who's bright idea was that?! Misread the trail just slightly when you're going fast and you're gonna eat it hard on that crap. I understand maybe it was thrown down in an effort to preserve the trail after it rains, but anyone should know not to go tear up a trail right after a rain storm. Its not like its a long drive to get there considering its located at the south end of Russellville. Give it a day or two and I'm sure the trail will still be there when it dries up. With that off my chest, the trail itself is pretty decent. You get a few chances to test your technical side plus a few chances to let 'er rip on some downhill stretches. Wish it didn't have so many darn switchbacks. You get some speed going finally then you have to shut it down immediately because you've come upon yet another switchback--chances are the switchback is laiden with sand or gravel so you usually have to really slow down in order to execute the turn safely. Especially not cool when you're locked into clipless pedals. Great views throughout the trail. Again, you can't beat only having to drive 5 minutes in order to have some good trailriding fun. Great for a weekend ride. Once you've complete the trail system, you can set up shop at one of the many campsites or park pavilions and fire up the charcoal. All in all, if you're in town or located in one of the many "suburbs" of Russellville--The Fab Four, you know who you are--then come check it out. Otherwise, don't get your hopes up and plan any big trips out in this direction.

Customer Service

If you want to test your endurance then park at the top and start from there (you have to eventually ride up this hill at the end to get back to your car, which sucks. Anyone will feel like Lance Armstrong by the time they make it back to their car.). If you want to make it easier on yourself then park by the tennis courts and make the trek up the hill in the beginning and it won't seem so bad.

Similar Products Used: Sweet Spot Moccasin Gap Powerline Trails of Skyline--not much there anymore but there used to be some good downhills and jumps.
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3
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3
David Renko   Cross Country Rider [Feb 16, 2004]

Cool trail. The trail is a nice one to practice rolling bike skills. Lots of corners and swooshy stuff. Minimal climbing. Good for all ages and levels. Trails is armored in lots of areas so rides well after rains. Old Post park is cool. Nice trail head and bathrooms. Lots to do in park. Trails don't really go any where. The trail is the destination. Lots of competitive events there all year.

Customer Service

Ride trail in clockwise direction. Not marked very well so you can spend some time figuring it out, but for the most part the main track is discernable.

Similar Products Used: Mount Nebo Sweet Spot Mount Magazine Moccasin Gap
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4
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3
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