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Epic Arkansas Hill Climbs for Cyclists

Arkansas has two mountain ranges.
The Ouachita Mountain Range runs east to west from Eastern Oklahoma to near Little Rock Arkansas. 
The Ozark mountains span a large area of central to Northern Arkansas. 
Thus we have numerous climbs for those bicyclists that wish to take the challenge of these climbs.

Skyline Drive Hill Climb- Mena, Arkansas- 7 Mile Climb of 1300 ft.
Starting in Mena, Arkansas, this climb is on the Talimena Scenic Drive, which provides access to Rich Mountain and the Queen Wilhelmena State Park, as well as a trip deep into Oklahoma if you wish to have more than just the big hill climb.  Many Scenic turnouts, and scenic views of the Kiamichi Mountain Range to the South, and the Mountain Fork Mountain Range to the North. 

 

 

 

Mt. Magazine Hill Climb from Havana, Arkansas- 10 Mile Climb of 2245 ft.
Mt. Magazine is the tallest mountain in Arkansas.  From Havana, it is a pretty constant and consistent climb up the south face of the mountain eventually reaching the Mt. Magazine State Park.  Wonderful State Park with more great road rides available from the park.  Also the park has hiking trails, great rock climbing as well as a hang gliding and paragliding launch site.  Lodging and camping and Cabins available with great views of the valley below. 

 

 

Mt. Nebo Hill Climb from Dardanelle, Arkansas- 3 Mile Climb of 1300 ft.
Mt. Nebo presents a very challenging climb with numerous very sharp switchbacks, that some may find very challenging to negotiate.  If you do not have low gearing, you very well may be walking some of the ride.   Once on top you will be in the State Park, with camping and cabins available.  There is also mountain biking on the Bench Trail which circumnavigates the mountain.  Swimming pool available in season.  And like Mt. Magazine, there is hang gliding and paragliding launch sites in the park as well as some very nice hiking trails. 

 

 

Boston Mountain Hill Climb from Altus, Arkansas- 25 mile Climb of 1790 ft.
Long gradual Climb out of Altus, Arkansas, with great views of the Boston Mountains once on top.  Continue on to Fayetteville once you have finished the climb. 

 

 

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