Eureka Springs Downhill @ Lake Leatherwood
GREEN – Beginner
BLUE – Intermediate
BLACK – Expert
DOUBLE BLACK – EXPERT ONLY
Eureka Springs Downhill (North Hub)
Now that we have talked about the South Hub let’s cover the North Hub.
As I first entered the site, from the shuttle drop off area, across from Anglers grill (A great stop for a post ride tapped local brew….with a frosty glass!) I noticed I still had a little ways to go to get to my first trail head. I entered the left trail and headed another mile to the North Hub where I would find 4 of the 7 downhill trails. There were tons of signs to guide us all in the right direction.
As you enter into the area of the South Hub you will be greeted with a huge sign full of information on each trail. Behind the sign you will see the stone circle structure where each of the 4 trails heads begin. You can choose to take the ramp or the stairs!
Downhill 4 – Blue
“Fast with big rock drops, chunky rock gardens, and big gaps. Mandatory Jumps, drops and steep staircases.”
Downhill 5- Blue
“Big rolling jumps, big ledge drops, staircases and a lot of speed. Mandatory Jumps, Mandatory Drops, steep staircases and technical rock gardens.”
Downhill 6- Green Beginner Line
“Start here for a warm up and scenic ride!”
Downhill 7- Double Black Diamond
“Huge Rock Drops (from the sendoff-see picture below), Large jumps, technical rock gardens, Expert mandatory drops, gaps and rock gardens”
Each trail is a mile long and has their unique features. Please ride in your means and have fun!