Welcome to Northwoods

Voted the Best Trails in Arkansas by Riders Two Years in a Row!*

Experience 31.5+ miles of world class mountain bike trails just five minutes from downtown Hot Springs.  The Northwoods system includes Green, Blue and Black single track, multi-track, flow trails, jump lines and the Lucky 13 expert section. The Cedar Glades trailhead includes a bike skills park. Northwoods is home to the annual Gudrun MTB Festival each November. Bikers, hikers and trail runners are all welcome.

*Published by Arkansas Times and Arkansas Outside

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Trailheads & Parking

Waterworks Trailhead, 300 Pineland Drive

Waterworks Trailhead is considered the Main Trailhead of the Northwoods Trails System & is also home to Northwoods Basecamp/Offices.  Waterworks is also the location of the small Lakeside Water Treatment Facility that pulls & purifies water from the 3 nearby lakes for Hot Springs. The trailhead is located on the shore of beautiful Bethel Lake.

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Pullman Trailhead, 710 Pullman Avenue

This 0.65-mile trail connects hikers and mountain bikers from downtown Hot Springs to the Northwoods Trails through a section of Hot Springs National Park. Trail users should note that the Pullman Trail passes near a historic homesite. Objects that may appear to be trash, such as bottles, tin cans, toys, and even a car, are archeological artifacts. They are protected by federal law and should be left in place. Mountain bikes are allowed only on Pullman Trail. Other trails within Hot Springs National Park, including Sunset Trail which crosses Pullman Trail, are closed to mountain bikes. Horses are not allowed on Pullman Trail. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leash within National Park boundaries.

Cedar Glades Trailhead, 461 Wildcat Road

Home to Cedar Glades Park with 432 acres of beautiful cedar forests, 10 miles of nature trail, as well as activities for everyone in the family, including a World Class Disc Golf Course, Arkansas’ Premier R/C Flying Field, two meeting pavilions with ADA accessible tables, playground, restroom facilities, scenic overlooks, observation decks, and more.

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Bull Bayou Trailhead, 1124 Cedar Glades Road

This small trailhead offers direct access to Northwoods Trails and access to Cedar Glades Park.  Bull Bayou has paved parking, playground and restrooms.



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Named for the thermal springs that flow from the surrounding Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs is a curious town, with a wild and widely-celebrated history and an array of experiences that you just won’t find anywhere else. Plan ahead for all of the things you’d like to do after a day on the trails!

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Northwoods Basecamp & Main Trailhead:

Waterworks: 300 Pineland Drive

Other Trailheads & Parking:

Pullman: 710 Pullman Avenue
Cedar Glades: 461 Wildcat Rd.
Bull Bayou: 1124 Cedar Glades Rd.


+1 501 321 3027

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6am – 10pm

Cedar Glades Park

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AJ Johnson


+1 501 627 2826

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