How flow trails are built | Build & Ride in Hot Springs, Arkansas

This video was sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. I decided to link up with the trail crew working on the newest mountain bike trail system there, the Northwoods. The folks at IMBA Trail Solutions were kind enough to let me be a fly on the wall as they
laid the final sections of trail before opening.
The Northwoods Trail Mountain Bike Trail System will be open later in November
Consider attending the grand opening, when the dirt will be at its freshest!
Again, thank you Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for our amazing partnership! Learn more about planning a mountain biking trip to Southwest Arkansas and visit @arkansas on Instagram
The lake pictured on the end screen was the view from the scenic Mountain Harbor Resort where I stayed for three nights
Thanks again to IMBA Trail Solutions
The two riders from the project are
Tyler @mcgilltrailfabrications
Avi @avi_tamir


  1. Skills With Phil

    Skills With PhilПре 2 године

    That butt-less shovel is a thing of beauty! Every dirt jump builder's dream.

  2. Snakeadoodle

    SnakeadoodleПре 24 дана


  3. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 5 месеци

    @Victor Reyes hope you got a new bike or fork!

  4. Sebastien Doucet

    Sebastien DoucetПре 6 месеци

    Ben Hamilton what

  5. Noah Worthington

    Noah WorthingtonПре 11 месеци

    That's True Phill

  6. Ben Hamilton

    Ben HamiltonПре годину

    I like poo

  7. Chasebank 89

    Chasebank 89Пре 14 дана

    How many cops of dirt. Do you need?

  8. Endo_ Rebirth

    Endo_ RebirthПре 22 дана

    Im a resident in Hot springs and i love living here and know i know what i am going to do in summer!

  9. Tyler Cox

    Tyler CoxПре 23 дана

    I drove by in this video. Freaking love it haha. Also, somehow I miss you everytime you come here.

  10. dammbleth2

    dammbleth2Пре 24 дана

    @3:53 you labeled that guy a "Dirt Bag". That was pretty mean

  11. Deerslyr81

    Deerslyr81Пре месец

    Where are you from?

  12. C I

    C IПре месец

    What a waste of time

  13. MatOnMobile

    MatOnMobileПре месец

    When I build trails with my friend we have to use a hoe because all we have is grass so we need to get rid of it. By the way we are 10 and 11 years old.

  14. Helmet Head

    Helmet HeadПре месец

    Seth: “and use heavy artillery when needed.” Me: BRING OUT THE CANNONS!

  15. Shawn Ruby

    Shawn RubyПре 2 месеца

    Man, I love Filet, I love lasagna, and I love pizza and tacos (but not craft beer). This sounds good to me!

  16. Kody Mcclain

    Kody McclainПре 2 месеца

    Broke my leg on that step up back in March 🤣

  17. Cyrus Dorsey

    Cyrus DorseyПре 2 месеца

    Oof i had a little grass in the middle of some dirtjumps and 2 months when i came back there was a ton of baby grass in it and im still pulling out grass out of a couple berms

  18. Victoria the green cheek conure

    Victoria the green cheek conureПре 2 месеца

    What I want to do is build a flow trails and midway thru the fastest part put a rock that good for making pinchflats Mahahahhahahahahahahahaha (JOKE!!!)

  19. zeromiles2empty

    zeromiles2emptyПре 2 месеца

    I've got 500 acres to build a trial. Wish I had some Seth here to help.

  20. OUTLAWjack C

    OUTLAWjack CПре 3 месеца

    7:22 spi-eye-der

  21. Alex McClellan

    Alex McClellanПре 3 месеца

    I live in Berryville arakansas

  22. J b

    J bПре 3 месеца

    one thing that hotsprings doesn’t have that bentonville has is walton money

  23. Ron Hau

    Ron HauПре 3 месеца

    Looks like I’m going to Arkansas....

  24. Landon Nichols

    Landon NicholsПре 3 месеца

    Hey I’m looking to get a new bike but not trying to send 2000 dallied in one do you have any advice?

  25. Landon Nichols

    Landon NicholsПре 3 месеца

    U should come back to Bentonville maybe I can met you

  26. Ghost Town Blues Band

    Ghost Town Blues BandПре 4 месеца

    Dude, I love your videos. I’ve watched nearly all of them. This one popped up in my feed and I am so happy that it did. I’m in Memphis. I’m a musician. The Covid thing has me down for a couple of months so I’ve been able to ride my bike a lot more than typically. I can’t wait to strap my bike on the band van next time we play Hot Springs. Take care! Live Free, ride... just kidding. You and Alex have been very crucial to my survival during this pandemic. I’ve learned a lot from both of you. My wife works for Saint Jude and she might be reaching out to you to get the trio together for a fundraiser. I do think it will be a good opportunity for you to add a couple 25k more addicts- I mean viewers. ; )

  27. Aaron Flynn

    Aaron FlynnПре 4 месеца

    watching during covid 19

  28. Val Nikonov

    Val NikonovПре 4 месеца

    Just finished my algebra homework and Seth's mtb videos are so relaxing!

  29. moin Meisters

    moin MeistersПре 4 месеца

    Whistler Is free too After you pay

  30. Austin McPherson

    Austin McPhersonПре 5 месеци

    It’s a plate tamper

  31. Stephen Geddes

    Stephen GeddesПре 5 месеци

    In case you're looking and not finding it's a "Mcleod" or rake/hoe.

  32. Connor Gordon

    Connor GordonПре 5 месеци

    I’ve never gone to a mountain bike park but me and my friends make trails at our school and there’s this one trail that we’re not allowed to go on but we still do

  33. PyrexiaBeats

    PyrexiaBeatsПре 5 месеци

    That's the most depressed person I've seen

  34. Hudson Ball

    Hudson BallПре 6 месеци

    My town... entire county could use something like this. Ever since NASCAR pulled out out economy has been suffering. A year round Mountain bike trial system like this would go a long way to helping us.

  35. Hudson Ball

    Hudson BallПре 6 месеци

    Thumbs up if you spotted the Grandaddy longlegs.

  36. Uchiha

    UchihaПре 6 месеци

    Imagine saying “they make the trail look untouched by machine” well my good sir let me ride these trails and I could easily see every detail they did because Mother Nature doesn’t move big rocks from in the earth on top the surface 😂😂😂😂 pre read what you say cause there’s trolls every where gotta be safe buddy

  37. Jed Williams

    Jed WilliamsПре 6 месеци

    sadly i live in Imperial Sask and there's nowhere to ride.

  38. William Hardy

    William HardyПре 6 месеци

    This video was like watching a different dimension Gordon Ramsay food review

  39. chara dremur

    chara dremurПре 6 месеци

    Can we see more of this?

  40. Caden Pavlovcic

    Caden PavlovcicПре 6 месеци

    Where I live there isn’t enough elevation for even 1 trail

  41. Maddox Mayo

    Maddox MayoПре 6 месеци

    You inspired me to make my own trail and I’m getting closer to finishing

  42. John H

    John HПре 6 месеци

    That’s awesome, I lived in Little Rock for five years and left in 2018, I was surprised there wasn’t more of this in Arkansas! They don’t have the snow for ski resorts but they certainly have the hills and weather for this kind of park. If I make it back to Arkansas I will be checking this place out!

  43. Mason GT

    Mason GTПре 6 месеци

    That's my dream job😂😂

  44. Virago ツ

    Virago ツПре 6 месеци

    This place looks like so much fun

  45. Umlo Gaming

    Umlo GamingПре 6 месеци

    This is really interesting to watch, I build trails with nothing but a hand saw, metal rake, and clippers. Takes forever and is exhausting

  46. Just a Pilot

    Just a PilotПре 7 месеци

    Whats the song or instrument at 7:20?

  47. A Day In The Life of Richie Gillham

    A Day In The Life of Richie GillhamПре 8 месеци

    I'm curious if "Dam Right" ever became a reality or is in the plans. That'd be a GREAT ride over that dam

  48. Arthur Linkhorn

    Arthur LinkhornПре 8 месеци

    Can we just take a moment to think about the amazing production quality these videos are

  49. Carl C Hedemalm

    Carl C HedemalmПре 8 месеци

    And technical trails is hamburgers

  50. mrbreadman

    mrbreadmanПре 8 месеци

    you can hear the giggle in the rider at 7:01 its so great

  51. Alarmed fire

    Alarmed fireПре 9 месеци

    Their luckey I live near Boston their is no bike park in my back yard just trees and grass

  52. Chris Hinson

    Chris HinsonПре 9 месеци

    Super dope trails...except for the whole Arkansas part.

  53. GD Chas3

    GD Chas3Пре 11 месеци

    I live in Kansas City should I go to Arkansas


    GAME NATIONПре 11 месеци

    Save 🌲

  55. send it

    send itПре 11 месеци

    I love these trails. I will be riding a mini Enduro here in a week. Fun times.

  56. TeoPlaysz

    TeoPlayszПре 11 месеци

    Gosh darn it...i live in Romania. Things like this never happen

  57. Igo Further

    Igo FurtherПре годину

    A year ago Seth was looking at trail making. Today Seth is currently trail making. Keep up the great work Seth!

  58. MTB motivation

    MTB motivationПре годину

    Love mtb

  59. Awesomeness Clips

    Awesomeness ClipsПре годину

    1:45 Seth it like this everyday in Canada

  60. cy bay

    cy bayПре годину

    Picmatic and a rake is all you need if you are doing your own backyard trails

  61. Aidan Galpin

    Aidan GalpinПре годину

    sounds like a lit job

  62. Ethan tinibua

    Ethan tinibuaПре годину

    Seth what's the best 26 inch mtb

  63. jetythe2nd

    jetythe2ndПре годину

    😡 the rest of the vid all I could think about is food. Thanks.

  64. James Nolan

    James NolanПре годину

    It's funny seeing this, I started mountain biking almost 30 years ago (oh jesus !) and there were no bike parks or suspension for that matter. We rode on forest tracks, sheep tracks, old hillside paths whatever came our way. I was always a bit snooty about bike parks until I tried one and they're great fun, especially for developing skills and having a whole load of adrenaline, you'll likely find more jumps in 15 minutes at a bike park than you might find in a whole day of natural trails. But natural trails give you something else, you get away from the crowds, no one is driving up to the top, you're independent and self-relient. There's always comments from people saying they can't ride as much as they want because their nearest bike park is too far away. Don't let the lack of a nearby bike park stop you riding, you'll learn stuff and have a good time with your friends.

  65. Sotoboxios

    SotoboxiosПре годину

    Not late 😁 Live your vids I don't miss a video keep the up and have a nice life

  66. WA Semi-Hard Enduro

    WA Semi-Hard EnduroПре годину

    Not a rock, twig, rut, or out of place bump.... the last step might as well be paving it with asphalt.

  67. Chris Lane

    Chris LaneПре 11 месеци

    Thats green flow trail for ya. We build plenty gnarly stuff too. This soil is super dense with rock and shale. It has a low clay content so it washes off to be pretty rough and lose as it ages. Its not everyone's thing so no need to hatse bruh lol!

  68. Vibes Inc.

    Vibes Inc.Пре годину

    I actually used to live here maybe 6 years ago. The trails there were beautiful I'm glad they are doing stuff like this

  69. Speed Squad Racing

    Speed Squad RacingПре годину

    Please downhill ATLANTA

  70. Jakob May

    Jakob MayПре годину

    i live in batesville ar and this place is not as good as u make it

  71. adam smith

    adam smithПре годину

    This is great, but I wish people would leave some trails alone so they evolve and develop tricky technical sections. Nothing worse than my favorite rock gardens and nasty technical drops being made wheel chair accessible overnight.

  72. Micah POV

    Micah POVПре годину

    I couldn’t have chosen a better video to watch while I eat food

  73. Joseph Thomas

    Joseph ThomasПре годину

    I live there

  74. J John

    J JohnПре годину

    I need to move to a place that gives some love to mountain bikers. New York sucks!

  75. Lisa Accinelli

    Lisa AccinelliПре годину

    Why isn't that in my town

  76. Thomas Riley

    Thomas RileyПре годину

    Come to Knoxville and look at the trails here

  77. Fez_Playz

    Fez_PlayzПре годину

    1:40 Yes. I am building trails through woods in my back yard, and it is one of the toughest things I have ever done. But the payoff is great.

  78. dino patrol

    dino patrolПре годину

    love your vids


    TIMEFORFUNПре годину

    Awesome guys ! Thanks for what you do.

  80. Wills MTB Stuff

    Wills MTB StuffПре годину

    The first 15 seconds probably had 100s of people yelling

  81. MrAnimal1971

    MrAnimal1971Пре годину

    trail builders are Rock stars!!!!!!

  82. Marh Gaming

    Marh GamingПре годину

    1:50 Seth: it was 95 degrees out Me: laughs in texas

  83. J. L.

    J. L.Пре месец

    Laughs in hell 😈

  84. zac rollsie

    zac rollsieПре 3 месеца

    booty_ hunter420 sos your name

  85. booty_ hunter420

    booty_ hunter420Пре 3 месеца

    Man yall are hella funny 😐

  86. Hunter Sipes

    Hunter SipesПре 4 месеца

    Me laughing in equator

  87. Hannah MARGINSON

    Hannah MARGINSONПре 4 месеца

    Me: screams in Celsius

  88. PolakoVR

    PolakoVRПре годину

    I live In Arkansas Bentonville and I can’t believe you made a video here!

  89. Douglas Landfield

    Douglas LandfieldПре годину

    I’ve ridden it. It’s very nice. Has bike washing station too.

  90. Dyllan M

    Dyllan MПре годину

    Good trails here. About 20 minutes from my house.

  91. J. Clark

    J. ClarkПре годину

    Building jumps... man if I ever thought someone would EVER pay me to build jumps (instead of calling the city to bulldoze them) I would've never stopped. I helped build a bunch of BMX spots in SoCal back in the 90's, Twin Palms and Orange YMCA BMX track just to name a few. Good times.

  92. Mauricio Gutierrez

    Mauricio GutierrezПре годину

    Great work, I have been working on local public trails at my home town (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas) at National Park Cañon del Sumidero, the conditions here are realy rough, the jungle here is so dense and de surface is covered with an infinity amount of rock also there is a lack of help from my fellow Mtbikers and only few help o donate money to build the trails, still I'm super happy to do so, and more, to ride my trails... You are welcome to ride in Chiapas Mexico, your video gave me lots of cheers to keep on digging!

  93. lmtada

    lmtadaПре годину

    Just get couple hundred boys wearing orange suits, from behind bars to build track for free. Done in weekend.

  94. The Stell Family

    The Stell FamilyПре годину

    Cuz all we need is more tourist. 🤦‍♀️

  95. Southern Simplicity

    Southern SimplicityПре годину

    "Bintonville" is how its pronounced. I'm from hot springs and cool video

  96. Eliah Winer

    Eliah WinerПре годину

    I live in norphlet Arkansas and my dad lives there

  97. David Lazenby

    David LazenbyПре годину

    Dam didn't know what was in my own neighborhood

  98. Dontreadmychanneldescription

    DontreadmychanneldescriptionПре годину

    I live in Austin and I’m excited to go here!

  99. Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen

    Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehenПре годину

    What I don't understand after watching the video: Who decides the Layout of the trail? Like where does it start and end, where will the jumps be, where will the corner be and so on?

  100. StopaskingformynameYouTube

    StopaskingformynameYouTubeПре годину

    In Norway, flowtrails are built by digging into the ground, exposing rocks, roots and whatnot. On the outside of the curves there are piles of boulders and big rocks. If you miss, you die. I havent missed yet, but one day i might just. Atleast i die full of adrenaline and exitement protruding from my waist area!

  101. Mike Gagliano

    Mike GaglianoПре годину

    Great video, going here next week

  102. Trevor Sutterfield

    Trevor SutterfieldПре годину

    wow this is crazy. this showed up on my recommendations and i love in hot springs


    SARITA BISENПре годину

    Hey Seth I am Indian your channel are amazing

  104. CCrunch

    CCrunchПре годину

    Uh yeah... I live there. That’s cool I guess

  105. CCrunch

    CCrunchПре годину

    Uh yeah... I live there. That’s cool I guess

  106. xXSwagmanXx

    xXSwagmanXxПре годину

    I live in hot springs, normally ride at cedar glades. NW trail goes through there but i didn't even know they had burms jumps and whatnot

  107. Kayleigh Costello

    Kayleigh CostelloПре годину

    I live near Hotsprings and ride Northwoods ALL the time. This trail is awesome! They are constantly adding things to it and repairing sections. I've even heard from people that are working on the trail about some things they are hoping to add, it's sounds really cool! And I completely agree woth this trail helping hotsprings businesses. My family started an air B & b that's close to the trail. After being listed for 3 days we already have 7 bookings!

  108. Krzysztof Bialecki

    Krzysztof BialeckiПре годину

    Holy crap! I just realized that somehow, having watched hours upon hours of Seth's videos, I still haven't subscribed... I always assumed that I already did. All fixed now :-)

  109. Sam Friddle Fan club

    Sam Friddle Fan clubПре годину

    I’m from about 3 hours from there FT Smith Arkansas

  110. 9Shotz MTB

    9Shotz MTBПре годину

    My city just approved for a down hill park. How long does it take to build a trail? I'm super excited about it.

  111. 9Shotz MTB

    9Shotz MTBПре годину

    @Matthew K thanks so much 🙏🏽

  112. Matthew K

    Matthew KПре годину

    N9ne Shotz could be a couple months to get the whole park built

  113. Brayden’s Bike Hack’s and Builds

    Brayden’s Bike Hack’s and BuildsПре годину

    It is not a plate compacter it is a wacker packer