AR SLAP Trax

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by DrLewall, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    Tim..I see a flaw in your route there..you have it going thru a closed section of White Rock Mtn Road..no biggie tho, we can go around it pretty easy...just wanted to rag ya on it some! :D
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    This is awesome! Now if I can just find me a job back in Arkansas again! :lol3 Kansas sucks, and riding up here is like following the lines on a sheet of grid paper :rofl
  3. DrLewall

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    This is a ATV trail over some rough terrain..you need to have near expert skills here...steep in spots and rocky..two washouts that I know of that can be navigated, WITH SKILL! Note the waypoint..this is "about" where the trail exits out onto Bidville Rd, contiune east on bidville back to White Rock turn off

    This is both ROUTE and TRAX

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    15 miles of dirt rd to WR


    Out of Fayetteville, hwy 16 east (south) thru Elkins to the little community of Combs. On the right will be the Mill Creek turn off, MADISON 4360. Follow 4360 abt 4.2 miles to Mountain Crest Rd or NF 1067 (one and the same) stay right. Go 2.5 miles to Bidville or NF 1506, turn left. Go 4 miles to Bear Valley rd or NF 1505, turn left. Go abt 4 miles to the White Rock gate, turn left

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    This is both a ROUTE and a TRACK

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    From either direction, Fort Smith or Little Rock on I-40

    Roughly 21.5 miles to WR..9.5 of it is paved

    I-40 to exit 13 or hwy 71 north towards Fayetteville. Go abt 8.3 miles to hwy 348. Turn right and drive 8.5 miles. Hwy 348 will tunr into Old Lock road and they are basically, one and the same. At the 8.5 miles, you are at the cross roads of Warloop Rd and Fern Rd..continue straight ahead for another 5.3 miles to Hurricane Creek Rd, turn right. Follow Hurricane another 7 miles to the White Rock entrance.

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    Both a ROUTE and a TRACK

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  6. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    Hey Doc, could you post a file that shows a waypoint where the road is closed? Lookin to camp at Shores Lake for SLAP but someone told me that you couldn't get to WR Lodge going up Cr-75 and Cr-76. Never mind, I just saw your post on the SLAP thread. :norton
  7. DrLewall

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    This is a 19.6 mile detour from Shores Lake, all dirt!

    If you are camping at Shores Lake, this is probably the better way to go to WR without having to ride on Hurricane Creek road.

    Come out of the campground make a right go up the hill, county road 75, go 4.2 miles to the T intersection, CoRD 76..turn right and go 3.8 miles to Mineral Hills RD..turn left (North) and go 5 miles to Bidville Rd or NF 1506. Turn left and go 2.5 miles to Bear Hollow Rd or NF 1505..follow that 4 miles to White Rock

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    Both ROUTE and TRACK

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  8. DrLewall

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    This will take you from White Rock to Mill Creek where the single tracks are..abt 30 miles of single track here maintained by the Razorback Riders

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    Both ROUTE and TRACK

    11 miles one way

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  9. DrLewall

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    This will take you into Fayetteville to Sassy's, a NWA fave for our wednesday nite swill meets.

    This is 57 miles one way, both a ROUTE and a TRACK with way points

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  10. Elvis70

    Elvis70 No speed traps in the sky

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    Here is the route I plan to lead on Saturday from WhiteRock to Natural Dam via Warloop and Pannell. Come join or feel free to ride it yourself or with your own group.

    I plan to leave White Rock around 9:00A.M. Saturday If I can get there on time.

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    This is a track and a route for Chimney Rock/Bee Rock out of Cass AR.

    Coming in from the east, Cass area, going west, note the fork and the X waypoint as most riders will want to go right. Going left, the end of the trail comes out on White Rock Mtn Rd and it is STEEP and KNARLY! You best be on your game here!

    Going right will take you over to Ragtown Rd on the old Rail-Road bed

    Not really BIG BIKE friendly...a stripped down GS, maybe, if you are a EXPERT rider!

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  12. Valentino Magoo

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    The below route is a "southern" ride out of Shores Lake up over Bobby Hopper Tunnel. There aren't many gravel E-W roads north of I-40 (and south of Shores lake), but we were able to find one section off of 215 that was pretty nice, gravel all the way to "Graphic Road". The other "New" section is for those that want to take a "different" route from the top (east) end of Warloop down to the south. Off of AR 348, take Lookout Tower Road, which becomes Ford Ridge Road (CR 1019). This is a narrow, but but relatively easy road. There is a low spot that always has water in it, but the bottom seems pretty solid. There was very little water in creeks around when we took the shot below, and this was pretty wet. Must be a spring.

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    Valentino Magoo Like a speeding slug

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    Attached is the GPX of one of many potential routes from Fayetteville, down Pannell Road, to Natural Dam (lunch and fuel), then back to town going over the Hopper Tunnel (over I-540). FYI, Pannell Road is downhill from North to South, and is less than ideal if really wet.

    HERE is the Ride Report for this route.

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  14. Bier

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    I plan on being down just north of Jasper at the end of the month for a Triumph RAT raid and am hoping to check out some of the great dual sport areas you all have. So far I've downloaded the 108 WR-Jasper trail and the 88 LowGap Oark routes but wanted to ask if you had any other recommendations since you know the area quite well. For background, I ride a tiger 800 and will be there for 2-3 days and would think anything arond 200 miles for the day would be great.

    Thanks for any recommendations
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    you looking for more pavement than dirt? or a mix of both? Right now the two you have downloaded would be mostly dirt and in those two areas, creek crossings are now river crossings so heads up! Other than that, they are basically maintained county dirt roads and very dooable on a tiger.

    There are several really good roads (paved) to ride north of Jasper going into MO that you would enjoy..many seem to enjoy the Peel Ferry crossing Bull Shoals Lake crossing into MO..ferry is free and runs from 7am to dusk..get a AR map and look for Harrison..hwy 7 north to hwy 14 to hwy 125 north to the lake..cross the lake and take 125 west to hwy 76 towards branson..then work your way south...hwy 86 in SWMO is a fun road going west..Eureka Springs in AR is always a fun stop too..gosh, there are so many fun roads here..even east of Harrison over by Mtn Home..Push Mtn (hwy 314) is a fave for many riders...hwy 123 south of Jasper off "scenic hwy 7" is another one...I could go on but then I would get a cramp in my hand from all the typing! :D

    Good luck and have fun and welcome to my backyard! :ricky
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    Thanks for the welcome and reply. I'm looking for more dirt oriented as the vast majority of the 100+ triumph riders that will be there are road guys that don't have recommendations for the dirt as they don't do it. Are there any other gpx files on the list here that you'd recommend for majority dirt?
  17. DrLewall

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    most of the gpx files I have are west of hwy 7...here is what I would suggest..be sure to waypoint where you are staying! Then go out and scout for a dirt road..follow that road and explore it..and if you get lost, just bring up your waypoint to camp and follow it home..thats how alot of us do it here...and if you collect a bunch of trax, post em in the SLAP Trax thread here and we will share em, if'n you want..in the mean time, I got my guys workin on trying to get some of those trax you are looking for..
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    much appreciated
  19. jaydee1445

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    Ever since I parted out the 9fiddy my wife has had to sit on the sidelines while I dual-sport. I think I'll bring the Jeep along with both bikes so she can get out the week after the event.

    I figure we can ride the Connie on the street a few days and wheel the forest roads a couple.

    Would any of these trax be a problem in a mild Jeep XJ? 4.5" lift 31.50" MT open diffs.
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    nope! all pretty much XJ friendly...only exception would be Pannell Rd...you best have 4" lift, MINIMUM and aggressive tires with rockers! Other than that, Jeep'n would be mighty fine way to show the fam damly what it's like :thumb