Arcadia Lake Mtn Bike Trail - TRAIL

Arcadia Lake Mtn Bike Trail - Trail, Edmond, Oklahoma

Nothing difficult here. If ridden hard, one can get a very good aerobic workout. All singletrack with some good semi-tight tree sections and some hills. A good beginner trail. This is not a loop.

User Reviews (26)

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Matt Thien   Cross Country Rider [Mar 09, 2015]

Family friendly beginner trail.

Just moved to the Edmond area and was looking for a close place to get some dirt on the mountain bikes. Took the entire family (including the dog) for a ride on this super easy, but fun trail. Kids are 10 and 6 and enjoyed it. Thy did have to dismount a few times but it didn't crush their spirit. I can see the sand on a few sections becoming a problem. We parked at the main most Eastern parking lot and hit the red trail. Nothing technical about it.

Customer Service

We did an out and back on the red trail.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
Jon B   Weekend Warrior [Sep 09, 2013]

With the heavy rain earlier this summer this trail has become very sandy. Also with the heavy rain and flooding that closed the last for awhile it appears the lake crews have concentrated more on cleaning/maintaining the rest of the lake and have left the trails until last. As of the first Saturday of Sept, the trail from the project office was not mowed with heavy/high grass and stickers. The trailheads for Central State Park entrance were mowed but became heavily overgrown again once the trail was out of sight of the entrance. The trail south of the Edmond Park entrance had been mowed fairly recently and was decent with only a few high spots until almost the large creek crossing. There were also multiple areas with storm debris on/in the trail.

Trail is in need of maintenance.

Trail is generally a good all around trail, with some technical, single track, and hills ........and sand (too much of it now though).

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Barry   Cross Country Rider [Oct 29, 2010]

Before the flooding rains of early summer 2010. The trail was in the best shape it had been in years . Since the rain, I ride it once a month and I have to say that it is in the worst shape that Ive ever seen since Ive been riding there(1997). Arcadia lake has alot of nerve to actually charge admission to ride it. You would think that for the money ,they could do some repairs to it. Until they do, I recommend avoiding it. Why waist your time riding there When Bluff creek and NuDraiper are in such good shape.

Similar Products Used: Bluff Creek, Draiper,Clear bay, Turkey Mt.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Jasar   Weekend Warrior [Oct 20, 2010]

I want to start by saying I have not owned a bike in 22 years. I am 36 and finding this sport to be a blast. I bought a Fisher Paragon last month and have rode this 12 times or so. Starting to get a bit boring, however perfect for what I was looking for just starting out. My odometer has it around 11 miles, however I have yet to cross the so called creek. Overall if you have never rode this course would be ideal to ride. and if you need more of a challenge put it in a tougher gear and go hard!

Customer Service

go left from the entrance at the project office.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
facingthegiants   Weekend Warrior [Jun 20, 2010]

This is the a great trail for beginners and casual riders. It offers some tight turns, good hills (that you won't kill yourself on) and although there is some sand, you just work through it. The scenery is nice and you can get a solid workout heading out and back. There always seems to be a good number of bikes on the trail with all levels of riders.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
climbbikeskione   Racer [Mar 04, 2010]

This trail deserves better reviews than it has received...I've been here in town on business less than two weeks and sampled Draper, here, and Clear Bay. This trail is not very technical but it is still a nice trail to get some miles on...there are a few minor technical areas to make it interesting and there are some nice low grade hills to get he heart rate up...All that said, I had fun...I was on my MTB in the woods for over 2 hrs. If you are creative you can turn the 12-14 miles of out and back into more like 14-28 miles if you run the out and back loop twice...just reverse it...what else can you ask for?

Customer Service

This is an out and back ride with two trails that share the same route a lot of the time...a white and yellow loop...do both then repeat back wards for up to 28 miles

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
BoomingSooner   Cross Country Rider [Apr 19, 2009]

Everyone talks about the negatives about this trail...boring and sandy in spots, but you need to give it another chance. OEF did some work on it last year and I'm hoping will be allowed to do so again.

Follow my recommended route and you will enjoy the ride.

I do hope they keep the trail trimmed back this summer. I can cut some crap back with my bike tool to help out.

Customer Service

From 2nd street go all the way to the Park office lot. This is the far east end of the trail. Always take the first left from the lot to go down by the lake. I also veer left at the bottom of the 1st hill and ride across on the rocks a the water's edge.

Across the first road...take the fork to the right. Left is OK, but the north section here is the best part of the whole thing IMO. After the trails merge again, I just take left turns out and left turns back. You will probably have to walk your bike across the river/creek to the west side trails. I do the lefts out/lefts back here as well.

Heard burnout hill is cleaned up, but have not made it that far with all the rain we've had. To the river and back on my route is a 1 hour trip if you are moving.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
BurkC   Cross Country Rider [Oct 26, 2008]

This is a nice singletrack that is a great training tool if you know how to use it. Like everyone says it is good to get someone started in MTB-ing but an advanced rider can also get use out of it by using it as a training tool for endurance. Ride it faster and it gets even better.

Why does everyone complain about sand? Sure it it difficult to ride but so are steep climbs to some but you don't see someone whining about climbs being too steep at other trials. I think most of the bad reviews are unjustified. Just because it doesn't have "monster" climbs or "awesome" downhills that you can "rail" on doesn't mean it is apiece of crap.

I think they should require someone be old enough to drive before they can post a review of some of these trails.

BC

Customer Service

From the office, go left at the first turn if you want some more challenging climbs and rocks

Similar Products Used: All the OKC trails are great in their own way. Bluff Creek, Technical; NuDraper: beginner to advanced;
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Cypher32x   Weekend Warrior [Aug 09, 2007]

I did not like this trail. This is not even a beginners trail. It was WAY too sandy, so there was almost no speed through the corners.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
RawkHOP   Cross Country Rider [Nov 29, 2006]

This trail is amazinglly WEAK, i swore to myself i'd never go out there again but it way close to me. If you hall balls you'll get a very sandy workout but watchout for old rusted wire in the middle of the trail to get tangled in...i got pissed and had more fun waling around in the woods to find big ass tree trunks to drag into the middle of the trail to add some excitement...i will continue this war with the trail..MsgtfrontdiscbrakeisWEAK

Customer Service

To the left starting at the park office

Similar Products Used: Bluff Creek,Nu Draper, Mcmurtry
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
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