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Ariel Loop

One of Israel's best trails for getting sendy!

Mountain Biking Difficult

15 km
341 m
342 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
542 m
High Point
697 m
Ariel Loop Map

The Ariel Trails rise directly above the small city of Ariel. The arid, sparsely-treed hillside is covered in rocks, loose dirt, and loose sand, making for a high desert style of mountain biking. The wide-open area provides long sightlines, with great visibility of what's coming next on the trail.


The loop mapped here hits most of the best trails in the trail system. While you can choose to pedal a moderate singletrack loop along this route, if you hit all of the manmade features, the technical difficulty gets much more dramatic.

Ariel is one of the best spots in Israel for catching some airtime on your mountain bike and enjoying manmade bike park-style features. You'll find plenty of built-up trail features scattered throughout the network, with wooden jumps, bridges, wall rides, gap jumps, skinnies, kickers, tabletops, and more. If you want to get sendy, Ariel is the place to go!

While the basic trails might be intermediate in difficulty, if you hit all of the optional jumps, the difficulty will ramp up to "Severe." Thus, the ride has been assigned a "Difficult" FATMAP difficulty rating.

Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhU7wfZKbEo&abchannel=RaynCLoud



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Gap Jumps
  • Tabletops
  • Wooden Feature

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