Lake Leatherwood & Trails is located within the city limits of Eureka Springs and is owned and managed by the city. You would never know it was in the city though - it is separated from the city by a mountain ridge. Leatherwood is family-friendly with many multi-use trails. There is no admission charge.
Leatherwood has lots of short touch climbs, ridge-line flow, technical rock drops and great lake views. Just a couple minutes from Historic Eureka Springs, an awesome place to ride and hang out.
Leatherwood boast's the only "true" natural feature downhill in Northwest Arkansas. The system host's the annual Fat Tire Festival, one of the premier mountain bike festivals in the mid-west and south.
The biking is excellent with trails that go from easy to advance with over 400 feet of elevation gain from the lowest trail to the highest.
Many rocky ledges, steep slopes, extended grades, creek crossing and varied terrain make most trails challenging for both foot and bike traffic.
Great signage and an awesome map make orientation throughout the trails super easy.
The hills and valleys of Eureka Springs are the perfect place for an integrated trail system! Easy, fun, quiet, and eco-friendly trail transportation attracts locals and tourists alike. Approximately 6 miles of soft surface "single track" trail is planned in the future. The resulting trail system will give walking and biking access throughout town and be an integral part of the planned IMBA "Epic" trail loop.
BLACK BASS LAKE & TRAILS
Black Bass Lake City Park has 80 acres more to develop and it's location is close to the center of Eureka Springs. rings. The planned new trails would utilize the “Back 40” acres for several miles of new trail and would also add new, needed trail access to the Park from Highway 62.