With 6 trail systems in the Hot Springs area, the only problem our mountain biking guests have is deciding how to fit them all into a weekend stay! Hot Springs has been designated as an IMBA Bronze Level Ride Center. If you’re new to mountain biking, IMBA is the International Mountain Bicycling Association, and Ride Centers are locations that feature extensive trail networks for every skill level of mountain biker. With 245 miles of trails, Hot Springs has quickly become a destination-worthy area!
Here’s an idea of how to get the most out of your Hot Springs Mountain Biking Getaway:
Friday 12pm: Get in one ride before you even check in! Guests from TX and LA will pass right by the Iron Mountain Trail on your way to Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast. This is a 21-mile trail system consisting of 5 loops with beautiful views of DeGray Lake. Stop at DeGray Lake State Park Lodge for an early dinner.
6pm: Check into Tiffany’s, named the Most Charming Small Town Bed and Breakfast in Arkansas. We have ample parking for your vehicle and secure covered storage for your bikes. You’ll also find a covered bike wash station with repair essentials as well. Your room is equipped with a mini fridge to keep your beverages cold, and your own personal pan of brownies or cookies for dessert! Relax on our front porch swing or at the fire pit before turning in. Our fluffy robes, luxury linens, and comfy beds are just the thing to help you get a good night’s sleep before a full day of riding tomorrow.
Saturday 8:30am: Wake to the smell of Bob’s freshly ground coffee, and experience breakfast at Tiffany’s! Our homemade breakfast will get you ready for your morning ride. We’ll also send you off with a snack pack for a mid-day break!
9:30am: Take the short scenic drive into Hot Springs and the Northwoods Trails. If the parking lot is full you can hop over to Cedar Glades Park as the two trail systems interconnect for 26 miles of world class mountain biking. Cedar Glades includes a bike skills park, and the Northwoods system includes single-track, multi-track, flow trails, jump lines, and even an expert section named Lucky 13.
1pm: Grab some lunch in historic downtown Hot Springs. Superior Bathhouse Brewery is a popular spot for bikers with fresh locally sourced food, and is the only brewery in a US National Park.
2pm: Head to the eastern trailhead of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) at the Blakely Mountain Trailhead. See how far you can go on this 45 mile IMBA Epic ride in an afternoon! Ride along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita, and if you’ve still got the energy, climb to the top of Hickory Nut Mountain for a panoramic view of the lake below!
7pm: Enjoy a locally-sourced steak at Lost Creek Grill on your way back to Tiffany’s. This local favorite will hit the spot after a full day of riding.
9pm: Sink into your jacuzzi bath to rest your tired muscles before turning in for the night.
Sun 8:30am: Your second breakfast at Tiffany’s! If you’ve booked our Shred It Package, you can hit the Northwoods one more time before returning for a shower and a complimentary late check out.
Now that you’ve ridden the shorter trails, you’ll either want to come back to ride Womble (IMBA Epic), Ouachita National Recreational Trail (IMBA Epic), or finish the LOViT! Or better yet, just plan to stay longer when you make your original reservation and make Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast your home base for an epic getaway!