Mount Fitzgerald is one of those places that you always say "we need to ride that one day" but it seems to get forgotten because it is a good 30 minutes south of Bentonville, closer to Fayetteville. But you need to add this to your list, it was a lot of fun. The center of the system has one trail called "The Best Trail Ever" and though it was a pretty strong billing, that trail did not disappoint. There are a few really interesting features including a large wooden feature that we opted not to try on this ride.

 We left a few miles back on the table, but I could easily see us coming back again in the future to ride this again and explore some of the parts that we missed.

Location: Springdale, AR

Directions: Take I-49 south towards Fayetteville and exit at exit 81, Take a left and head east on Pleasant Grove Road. At Old Wire Road, take a right and head south. Take a Left on AR 265 and follow the signs to the trailhead.

Google Maps location

Technical Level: Medium to high

Length: About 14 total miles of trails

Trails: Rocky and technical in some places, smooth and flowy in other places. Plenty of challenges to keep the ride interesting.



Shade:  Plenty of shade on most of the trails.

Extras:  none

Fees:  No fees, free entrance

Post Ride Beer:  Ozark Brewing cream stout


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