Leatherwood vs Mt Kessler

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lewis17web
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Leatherwood vs Mt Kessler

Postby lewis17web » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:42 am

Heading to Bentonville in a week. Have 4 days to ride. Will hit the obvious spots there. Interested in driving a day and hitting Leatherwood or Kessler. Never been to either. Like the techy rock in KC. Any preferences for either spot? Looks like Leatherwood has more miles. I've heard good things about that spot. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Jones
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Re: Leatherwood vs Mt Kessler

Postby Jones » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:20 am

Leatherwood gets my vote due to overall miles better mix of tech and not so tech better views. Also Kessler has the best trail closed right now for rerouting so it is smaller than ever and the fun section is off limits.

Big Earthriders will be basing a weekend of riding out of Leatherwood November 3-5. Info in group rides section and on the Earthriders Facebook page under events.
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Re: Leatherwood vs Mt Kessler

Postby swedishfishmx » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:38 pm

I thought Lake Leatherwood was okay. It reminded me a lot of what Truman Lake is like.

I felt Kessler was more like KC trails, but from the information I have heard that they are dumbing it down a lot. I think they took a lot of the natural feel out of it, but I haven't been in a year and I'm getting 2nd hand info.
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