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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by tbirdsp, Mar 28, 2007.
Anyone have any saved tracks of the trails at Wolf Pen Gap east of Mena? Or trail head waypoints?
I should have some tracks or atleast a waypoint or two. I visited this area two weeks ago and have not unloaded my GPS yet. I don't know what you are looking for but this is very much a riding area that serves the 4 wheeler crowd. Riding on two wheels I was very much in the minority.
Here is a couple of way points.
Wolfpen Gap campground. You can ride right into the trails from here.
The other trail in the area that I like better was Fourche mountain
I have tracks from both of these but I don't know how to get them out of mapsource.
Sugar creek trail and mill creek are also options depending on what you want to ride.
Thanks. Been to Mill Creek before. I figured WPG was a lot of quads, I'll be in the area anyway though.
We rode WPG on KTM 300s at a pretty good pace first thing. By 11:30 we have covered it all and the fun trails were clogged by quads. So really big ones. Everyone drinking without helmets. Be carefull. Then went to Fourche mountain 18 miles north on Mena near y City. Only us and 4 quads at the whole place that day. Trails are a little more fun than WPG. If you are a mills creek kinda rider you probably wont like either place. Have fun.
Thanks again for the info. Fourche mountain looks like it's worth checking out.
I know this is an old post but here is a cool ride in wolf pen. I took the klr on this one. If you do ride a dual sport thru this make sure and have some one with you
Probably to help you pick up your bike
I had fun on my Husky in there, but I wouldn't take the KLR...
How about a GS Adventure?
If you can ride it'll be ok. The trails are rated and the easy stuff I could do on my zx9 as long as its dry. But then again my zx has more clearance than a v strom
There are parts thatt are rocky and some good drop offs. It is just a safty thing. I have ridden it quit a bit and haven't had any issues with droping the klr. It has does the hardest wolf pen has to offer.
I agree, the easy stuff is no big deal and a good rider on a KLR could handle most of the trails. Just not *my* idea of fun
Much better on my 250.
I could see WPG getting overrun by ATV's though. Fourche Mountain isn't near as crowded and I think some of the trails would be more difficult. I only rode there a little bit since I took a spill and twisted my forks.
I don't have any GPS tracks since that was the trip where I lost my 60Cx
I found this one a while back.
I had a good time, but sometimes I ride for the challenge. Fourche does have some more challenging areas.
With the expection of some of wolf pen. Those routes are all v-stromable, or any big dual sport. Easy on road type of riding, with problally 20 pecent pavement, depending on which route you run.
Yeah, those are RL Lemke's '99-'00 routes from when he had the Ozarks Fall Color tour ride in Mena. I've ridden them both (on a XL600R and a DR-Z400S) and agree with johnwesley.
On those rides there was a knobby loop in Wolf Pen Gap and a "hero" section in Fourche Mountain. I skipped those in '00 because the weather was wet and cold.
I've got half of a right shoulder and a bad back now, so I need all the help I can get
So far so good for me, but if I had back and or shoulder problems then I would stay a way from some of those trails on a klr as well.
I may have a 125 two smoke in my future, that will be for the extreem stuff. Then who knows I may change my mind what I want to do with the klr
Thanks for that!!
Nice fire roads around there.