Since its inception in 1944, the 165-acre City Lake Park has undergone significant development, transforming it into a regional hub for fishing, hiking, biking, trail running, bird watching, and paddling enthusiasts. Collaborative efforts between area trail advocates and city officials over the past two decades have elevated City Lake Park's status as a prime outdoor destination. In December 2016, the City of Siloam Springs embraced the master plan proposed by the Ozark Off-Road Cyclist, solidifying its commitment to the park's continuous improvement.
The area's diverse topography and ecological systems make City Lake an optimal setting for a range of outdoor activities. The trail system's interconnected loops serve as an ideal platform for residents of Western Benton County to cultivate essential mountain biking skills, promoting it as a wholesome lifestyle choice, all within the park's boundaries.
With the skills course and pump track conveniently located near the main parking area, mountain bikers can easily access the beginner loop. As riders progress, the trails advance in difficulty, offering more challenging elevations and access to directional flow trails. Additionally, secondary parking facilitates direct access to the intermediate and flow trails, enhancing the overall experience for all trail users.