Bike Trails Galore!
With 250 miles of mountain bike trails, plus 150 more of paved, multi-use trails — including a 37-mile greenway that stretches from one end of the region to the other — Northwest Arkansas has dozens of ways to have fun on two wheels!
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
Our region is heavily invested in the thoughtful construction of new bike trails, some that are recognized by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). With trail excellence, and a cycling community that keeps the tempo going, it’s easy to see why NWA is a top U.S. mountain bicycling destination! More info at oztrailsnwa.com.
Back 40 Trails in Bella Vista. The venerable Back 40 trail system is the brain child of some of the country’s most talented trail builders! Opened in 2016, riders can start at Lake Ann then fan out in all directions for a fantastic downhill adventure.
Blowing Springs Trails in Bella Vista. This chill six-mile loop takes you past a waterfall, vast bluff faces and trickling streams, connecting to the wildly popular Slaughter Pen Trails in Bentonville.
Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Park in Bentonville. Slaughter Pen is an ultimate urban mountain bike park. Designated as an IMBA Silver Level Ride Center, its trails take riders past Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and other local hot spots downtown.
Coler Trail in Bentonville. This mountain bike preserve west of downtown is still developing to its full potential. Trails feature flowy jump lines and challenging technical rocky sections that culminate at Peak One Hub near the top of the mountain. Once complete, Coler will have tent and hammock camping sites in a lush, natural setting, wooden platforms for tents and restrooms/showers.
Sager Creek Mountain Bike Trail in Siloam Springs. This five-mile trail runs along Sager Creek, then opens into two trails that run along the perimeter of the main John Brown University campus. Great for riders of all skill levels.
The Railyard Bike Park in Rogers. One of the only parks of its kind in this part of the country! Equipped with world-class dirt jumps, wooden ramps and ride-thru railroad cars, its location provides quick and easy access to downtown restaurants and pubs.
Lake Atalanta Trail in Rogers. Ten miles of easy, intermediate and expert bike trails at the beautiful Lake Atalanta include fast singletrack with a view, swooping bridges and gravity cavities.
Hobbs State Park Trails in Rogers. Nestled in pine trees with a Beaver Lake overlook, Hobbs trails provide some of the smoothest riding in the state! Great for single speed aficionados.
Lake Leatherwood Trails in Eureka Springs. Travel along rock gardens up the climb to Minor’s Rock, then chase the thrill back down on new enduro-style downhill runs. Now with shuttle rides back up to the top! On July 12-14, don’t miss the annual Fat Tire Festival.
Fayetteville Mountain Bike Trails. Fayetteville is known for its abundance of easy-to-access trails within the city limits. Well-constructed and well-maintained, take your pick from Gregory Park Trail, Lake Fayetteville Trails, Kessler Mountain Trails and Sequoyah Wood Trails.
Lincoln Lake Trails east of Fayetteville. Seven miles of hand-cut singletrack surround Lake Lincoln. Rocky tech will hone your skills with plenty of scenic overlooks and rock formations.
Fitzgerald Mountain Trails in Springdale. The new mountain bike hotspot promises to be this city’s largest trail system. The Walton Family Foundation and NWA Trailblazers are developing the trails at Fitzgerald Mountain, which include premium-cut singletrack for intermediate to advanced shredders.
Also in Springdale, check out the Runway Bike Park and Pump Track – the largest pump track in the U.S. Located at The Jones Center, Runway has skills trails, a children’s bicycle playground and the Velosolutions Pump Track for mountain bikes, BMX, skateboards and all things wheels.
The Great Passion Play Trails in Eureka Springs. These newly opened trails offer 15 miles of mountain bike routes for riders of varying levels. Explore the Holy Land tour area and see the Christ of the Ozarks statue that is over 60 feet tall, all against the sweeping background of the Ozark Mountains.
City Lake Park Trails in Siloam Springs. This beloved park has three new intermediate-level mountain bike trails: Simon’s Descent, a flow trail, Wango Tango and Gatsanula; and a beginner’s trail called Osage Flats. Coming soon are raised-bed hiking trails, and a new bicycle skills course and pump track.
Mitchusson Park Bike Course in Huntsville. The parks new mountain bike skills course features an “s” shaped pump track with outlying features that let riders hone their handling skills.
PAVED, SHARED-USE BIKE TRAILS
Looking to take a family bike ride, a weekend hike with friends, or a morning walk for some alone time? Cities across Northwest Arkansas are adding to and improving their paved, shared use trails, making them perfect for biking, walking and hiking, too!
- Razorback Greenway: When it comes to multi-use trails that immerse you in nature as you move from one urban core to the next, the Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway is the gold standard. Primarily off-street, and stretching 37 miles between Fayetteville and Bella Vista, you can catch the greenway and ride to parks, shops, historic sites, downtowns, eateries, bike shops and neighborhoods.
Individual cities across the region, too, are improving their paved, shared use trails for bicyclists, walkers, runners and hikers, too.
- Bentonville is serious about bike trails! Whether you want to take a short lunchtime ride or a day-long adventure, Bentonville has a trail for it. Visit Bike Bentonville for more.
- Rogers’ greenways/trails connect to the Razorback Greenway with handy amenities like nearby rain gardens, dog stations, restrooms and parking.
- Fayetteville has committed to expanding its paved, shared use trails and on-street bike lanes to provide access within a 1/2 mile of every, single home!
- Some of the best legs of the Razorback Greenway run between downtown Springdale and Lake Shiloh. The city also has Shiloh Trail and Thunder Chicken Mountain Bike Trail.
- In Siloam Springs, the Dogwood Springs Trail is a favorite for bicyclists, walkers, hikers, skateboarders and runners. It is wheelchair friendly, too.
- In Berryville, the cross-country trails at Pension Mountain are great for biking, hiking, ATV riding and horseback riding. Just minutes from town, its views of the rugged Ozark Mountains can’t be beat.
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