Eureka Springs Downhill Mountain Bike Trail to open Thursday, June 14th

In conjunction with the Walton Family Foundation and the Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation Commission, the newest downhill mountain biking trails at Lake Leatherwood City Park will officially open June 14th at 10AM with a ribbon cutting Ceremony.  The event will be held at the cabin on Bear Mountain on Highway 62W; guests are asked to arrive by 9:45 am.  Lake Leatherwood City Park is 5.1 miles from Downtown Eureka Springs and is operated by the Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation Commission.  The cabin is just West of the park.


The Eureka Springs Downhill is the most recent expansion to an already vibrant Eureka Springs Trail system.  Guided by the Parks Commission and Lake Leatherwood master plans, trails have been a key component to tourism in Eureka Springs since the opening of its first major trail, The Beacham trail at Lake Leatherwood.  In 2018, this effort has gained increased momentum with the opening of the trail system at the Great Passion Play and Arkansas’ first Downhill Course.  With this development, Eureka Springs now has a prominent placement within the Oz Trails system and continues to strengthen Lake Leatherwood, Eureka Springs and Northwest Arkansas as a top-tier destination for mountain bikers.   Information on Eureka Springs Trails is available at


The Eureka Springs Downhill was built thanks to the vision and the generous gift of Steuart and Tom Walton and the Walton Family Foundation.  Rock Solid Trail contracting, the foremost leader in trail development served as a builder while site integrity was provided by Director Huss and the Parks & Recreation Commission.


The community is encouraged to join the Chamber of Commerce in cutting the ribbon this Thursday at 10 AM.