A beautifully evil bikepacking route in the south.
Averaging over 100 feet of elevation gain/loss per mile, riders are either buckling up for a rowdy descent or gritting teeth for a torturous climb. The loop consists of 80% gravel and 20% pavement with surface types ranging from hardpacked gravel to unmaintained OHV trails. Creek crossings, cutty connectors, and a few Arkansas High Country classics—this route has it all. It’s 375 miles with a whopping 40,000+ feet of elevation gain. The resupply run-outs are huge and cell service is mostly nonexistent.
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