Ben Geren Bike trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Smith, AR that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Fun walking trail. Awesome view up @ the amphitheater. Great workout.
Good paved trail for walking or bike riding. This trail has some challenging hills, and is a great mid distance loop.
Would be great if it had lights for night activities.
Excellent paved walked trails through wooded area. Minimal bike traffic on the shared paved paths. Lots of off road bike trails that criss cross the area.
Great walking and biking trails for couples and families of all ages.
There are multiple mountain bike trails in the area. They crisscross so much that I normally go out there planning to get lost and then find my way back via the paved trail. The mountain bike trails themselves are hard packed dirt with some roots and loose rocks. There is quite a lot of variety in terms of climbs, descents, and other features. It is regularly maintained by the local cycling club and other volunteers.
The easiest access is to either park at the parking lot by the water tower off of Massard or in Ben Geren Park by the frisbee golf course start. For the mountain bike trails, you will likely need a hard tail mountain bike at minimum. Any sort of bike will work for the paved trails.
While this was probably built to be primarily a mountainbiking trail, I have been using it for hiking with my dog. Since I go early in the morning, so far I have only encountered one bike on the trails, and there was no problem getting out of the way. I am referring to the dirt trails, not the paved ones. If it has been raining, the lower trails stay wet for a while, but as you head up the hill, those drain nicely. I like being in the woods, and in mostly total shade while hiking. We scare up the occasional rabbit, which is always fun. This can be quite a work out, as there are some good hill sections. One loop seems to take me about an hour, and it's easy to loop several together if you want more of a hike.
Really fun trail! Great for intermediate riders who want to get a good work out!
I've ridden this numerous time-road bike trail and it goes into Fort Chaffee and the loop is probably close to 9 miles-great ride, some hills and elevation climbs but it's not strenous-builds endurance and strength. I really love this trail.
Nice trail offers hard pack single track, rocky single track with modest down hill sections and paved dual track for road bikes. With all the trails that intersect the Ben Geren you can easily end up doing 10+ miles of all new mtb and rb trail.