Cedar Glades Trail
Location: Take Central Ave. / hwy 7 north through downtown Hot Springs. Once you have passed all the bath house's keep an eye out to your left for Whittington Ave and turn onto
Whittington. Take the first street to your right this should be Cedar St. Stay on Cedar St. until
you come to a 4 way stop and then bear right onto Cliff St. which will turn into Cedar Glades Rd. The trail head will be on your right about 2 miles down the road.
- Type: Single Track / Loop
- Distance: 5.5 miles
This trail is the newest member to the Ouachita area trails. It was built by the Hot Springs Bicycle
Association after Water Works trails was closed because of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The trail is very well maintained
and manicured by HSBA so it is always a pleasure to ride. The trail itself is very smooth not really that rocky or technical
of a trail but still a lot of fun to ride. There is only one big climb here with switch backs that get you almost to the top. One
thing I can say about this trail is that it has one of the fastest downhill's around, its one of the things I look forward to when ever I go there. The
rest of the trail meanders in and out of coves and small valley's with some twisty and turning motions along the way. A couple of small creek
crossings and some nice open spots to really get some speed. There can be a few muddy spots after a rain but HSBA is building some
boardwalks over these areas. If you are in Hot Springs take the time to ride this trail you will be glad you did.
Submitted by Kenny Davis
Lodging: Camping is available in the Hot Springs National Park and nearby Ouachita National Forest. The City of Hot Springs has a lot of places to eat, sleep, and shop.