Lee Creek Reservoir - TRAIL

Lee Creek Reservoir - Trail, Van Buren, Arkansas

Singletrack composed of 2 main loops. Becareful for the occasional hiker. It's a nice little trail suitable for all skill levels. A creek seperates the two loops. The first loop is east of the creek and it follows it for a little bit and then the trail meanders up hill and takes you to some nice little sandstone bluffs. The second loop is on the other side of the creek, which I usually ride in a counterclockwise direction. The trail used to be marked with aluminum hiker tags on trees, but some of them have disappeared. There is a little cemetary on the first part of the trail; please don't be a moron and disturb the headstones.

User Reviews (12)

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Daniel E   Cross Country Rider [May 07, 2013]

Nice trails, rocky in places but not the worst I've seen. A few steep climbs therefore I would not rate this a beginner trail, beginners should go to Springhill Park in Barling AR for a nice flowy trail system.

Customer Service

Take Highway 59 North (Fayetteville Road) from Interstate 40, past Walmart, and further past the Post Office until you reach the bottom of the hill (the last traffic light on 59) which is the intersection of Hwy 59 and Old Uniontown Road, turn left onto Old Uniontown. Follow Old Uniontown for approximately 2 miles. There is a 4-way intersection, Left is Pine Hollow Road, straight is Old Uniontown ,toward the town of Uniontown, and right is Pine Hollow Drive (the dirt road). Take Pine Hollow ROAD to the left another 2 or so miles until you get to 43 Assembly church, immediately after the church turn left on to Gelly Drive, continue down Gelly until you reach the park.

Similar Products Used: Ben Geren in Fort Smith and Springhill Park at J. W. Trimble Lock and Dam 13 in Barling Arkansas.
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4
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3
JWear   Cross Country Rider [Mar 19, 2011]

Excellent trail system! The trails were clearly marked and in good condition. A few techical parts, but for the most part, it was a fun easy ride! I was very surprised because you don't hear much about this trail compared to Ben Geren and Springhill Park, but it was just as fun to me as either of those two trails.

Customer Service

The route I took started at the wooden steps in the parking lot. I got to a Y in the trail and took a right. At the bottom of the hill, I went straight instead of crossing the creek (Creek was on left hand side). At that time the trail goes up a hill (challenging, but not too hard). It winds around and comes to the bluffs that have been mentioned before. It then winds back around to the creek where I crossed to the homestead trail. I kept to the right on the homestead trail which ended back at the creek. After crossing the creek again, I went back up the original trail that I started on and this time, turned onto the other trail that connects at the Y that I originally turned right on. It eventually loops back to the parking lot after going to some awesome overlooks.

Similar Products Used: Ben Geren Park
Springhill Park
Devils Den State Park
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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
GlenSkeezy   Cross Country Rider [Nov 07, 2010]

As has been said for a very long period of time this trail is an amazing trail in need of alot of work, well today we started alot of work on the lower sections also known as the "homestead trail" for the greatest portion of the trail it is all open and free of loose debris. The greatest thing this trail needs is to be ridden. At this date and time there still continues to be alot of leaves on the trail, it would be a fools journey to clean leaves from the trail today due to all the remaining leaves yet to fall, but soon we will have all the leaves removed from the trails. For the most part the trails are still visible as we walked the entire trail today. The best way to ride this trail in our opinion is to enter from the wooden steps near the parking lot take the trail til the first "Y" stay right and drop down a short drop down to a rocky creek bed stay parallel with the creek bed and stay on the trail up to the rock bluffs which will stay on your left the trail will then turn back to the left following along side an old wire fence you will soon come up on a large crevis in the earth(worth a stop and look) the trail will continue back down the hill side once you reach the bottom you will find yourself right back at the creek bed you first rode parallel too but this time ride straight across and you will see a double directional sign that states Homestead trail at this point stay straight dont turn left due to a very very steep hill you will have to climb and its very technical and close to the edge of a bluff, continuing straight after the creek you will find yourself on what likes like and atv rode continue all the way to the top and turn a hard left up a steep hill to get on the single track trail this will take you out to a large powerline fire break at this clearing turn right and go down the fire line and look on you left for the entrance for the back loop once you see it take it for a long distace till it comes out back at the top side of the same fire line once you come back out on the fire line you will continue straight down an atv rode for a very short distance and on your right you will see where the trail drops back in and you will come up to the same techincal section you were warned not to go up, once you get down this be sure to look for the tree that looks just like a camel wearing a crown! You will return to the creek from here.

Customer Service

See Above, We hope soon with all riders help all trails will be ride ready again, we need your help, just get out and ride and be safe Always wear a helmet!!!!

Similar Products Used: Spring Hill Park, Ben Geren Park
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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4
vodville   Cross Country Rider [Sep 21, 2007]

This trail was a big disappointment. It has received so little maintenance and attention that the trail would literally disappear at times. One trail the Homestead, literally stopped after a blown down tree had blocked it. Apparently it had been there for so long that the other hikers and bikers just stopped riding the remaining trail.

This area would be well served by an organized club to create and maintain trails - Any body out there?

Customer Service

Forget about it.

Similar Products Used: Womble, Leatherwood, fossil flats
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1
VALUE
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2
BDK   Weekend Warrior [May 10, 2005]

if you take the route near the steps you find a lot of rooty rocky high speed fun. there's also a creek further out and some cavish stuff. don't fall off the side. you can also turn your bike back the direction you came in and ride until you see a hiking trail on the right. follow this trail. its pretty grown up but if you follow the hiker signs you'll come to a rocky bluff overlooking woods and the reservoir. very nice view. the trail may go farther, but about this time i noticed that i had two flat tires, so i turned around.

Customer Service

the route with the steps is lots of fun. if you have time, do both routes

Similar Products Used: fiana hills
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Drak   Weekend Warrior [Jan 17, 2004]

I do not ride a bike on this trail, but enjoy a nice little hike. The trail has many historical features, one being the site of a Civil War battle between Confederate Infantry and Union Horse Soldiers. The Southern Forces were retreating from Pea Ridge,Arkansas trying to get reinforcments to Van Buren, The Battlement walls are still visiable and some of the Grave sites are of Soldier of both sides, Buried where they fell. The trail is nice for a family to go on an outing and easy for the children to keep up. I recommend Spring or fall as the best time. Summer time is Hot and Humid and makes it difficult to enjoy...

Customer Service

Homestead Trail is the best in my oppinion, it connects to every trail out there and if you lokk closely you will find all five cemetery sites through out the tril. (Becareful not to disturb the sites, some are hard to see if you do not know they are there)

Similar Products Used: Ozark Highland Trail is close by, and if you get a bug to go for a good Ride or Hike find and old Forest Service Road, You never Know where they might lead......
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RATING
3
VALUE
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3
Richard   Weekend Warrior [Dec 30, 2003]

The Bluff trail is a short loop that takes you to the edges of a couple of bluffs. Some loose rocks that could send you over the edge, heads up. The Homestead trail is a fast single track through the hardwoods. Nice secluded cove about halfway through. A tough climb/decent just after the junction with the Bluff trail. Great workout if you do a couple of loops.

Customer Service

Bluff - Counterclockwise Homestead - either direction

Similar Products Used: Springhill Park in Barling.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
Litsej   [Dec 21, 2002]

Trail would be pretty good if it were more maintained, it was kind of overgrown last time, a lot of downed trees. Some short steep hills good for downhill rips. I would give it a 3.5 wheels if it were not overgrown, but it is more like a fun 2, seems to have a lot of potential.

Customer Service

Start at parking lot climb up steps onto trail start there, its a loop.

Similar Products Used: Fianna Hills
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2
VALUE
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Heath   [Mar 11, 2003]

I only got to ride about 3 miles, but it was real fun and I plan on returning soon. Not real technicial, but a good ride. I went through a stream and received a flat tire, so inspect before flying through it.

Customer Service

Route listed got me there

Similar Products Used: Carol Ann Cross
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3
VALUE
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Billy   [Apr 06, 2003]

Good scenery for being outside the ozarks. This is one of those trails that is what you make of it. I really don't know what the other reviewers call maintained, but I thought most of the trails were very rider friendly. It's good packed dirt and or gravel depending on where you are that dosn't get much smoother except for the occasional "rooty" section. The trail is good enough for top speed riding and it's excessively marked with those shiny little tree buttons in case you are really bad about seeing the trail that is right in front of you. It's really a 4, but I am rating it as a 5 to bring up that terribly inaccurate average rating of like a 2.32 because this trail's quality is much higher and it deserves a good ride. I can't lie though, This trail desperatly needs a local MT bike club to adopt it to bring it to its full potential.

Customer Service

There are only 2, up the steps by the parking and around the lake. They are both short enough to ride both.

Similar Products Used: Devils Den, Lake Leatherwood, Fianna Hills, and Womble.
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5
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