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Greater Bentonville and Fayetteville

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Home of the famous OZ Trails!

Visiting Tips

Northwest Arkansas is ride-able almost all year. Snow and cold is possible Dec-Feb. Late April is the most pleasant time in the spring while October can be spectacular for fall colors.

Food & Drink

Between Bentonville and Fayetteville there are hundreds of options for food and libations.

Recommended:

Bike Rack Brewing - great for post-ride beers.

The Pedaler's Pub - pizza and beer. Plus, The they offer discounts for group rides leaving from the pub...

Press Room Coffee - Serving coffee and espresso as well as breakfast and lunch.

The Hive - you'll be surrounded by art in this unique southern dining experience. Located in the 21c Museum Hotel.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

If you're looking for a guided trip, shuttle, or skills clinic be sure to check out the Slaughter Trail Guides .

Other Activities

Both Bentonville and Fayetteville offer plenty of activities and culture outside of riding.

Bentonville is home to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a must-do for anyone visiting the area.

Fayetteville has numerous amenities including 4,000 acres of parks and more than 40 miles of paved trails. Other highlights include an award-winning farmer's market, the Walton Arts Center and the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks.

Maps & Guidebooks

Northwest Arkansas is THE place to go if you're a mountain biker and find yourself somewhere east of Tulsa and north of Little Rock. Home to two IMBA Ride Centers, Bentonville and Fayetteville are at the core of both new school flow and classic old school singletrack.

The best way to see Bentonville's 40-mile trail network is to ride The Slaughter Pen - Blowing Springs Tour, starting right from center of downtown.

Just down the road, Fayetteville offers more than 50 miles of riding for all skill levels, with multiple trail systems near the heart of downtown. Special rides the area are: Mt Kessler Full Tour and Mt Sequoyah Woods. Each of these rides feature backcountry experiences through the beauty of the Ozark Mountains.

Recommended Routes in Greater Bentonville and Fayetteville - 17

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Favorite Strava segment: O.G.G.R.
Intermediate

The Back 40 Loop - Complete Ride

22.2 mi 35.8 km 1,540' Up 469.46 m Up 1,544' Down 470.64 m Down

Bella V…, AR
Favorite Big rock roof on the Bella Vista Spur.
Intermediate

The Slaughter Pen - Blowing Springs Tour

23.5 mi 37.8 km 1,044' Up 318.07 m Up 1,041' Down 317.39 m Down

Bentonv…, AR
Favorite Emerging from one of the many tunnels
Intermediate

Tunnel Vision

25.6 mi 41.3 km 2,182' Up 665.06 m Up 2,237' Down 681.76 m Down

Bella V…, AR
Favorite Rolling through open grassy areas on the east side of the lake.
Easy/Intermediate

Lake Fayetteville

6.6 mi 10.6 km 259' Up 78.88 m Up 252' Down 76.69 m Down

Johnson, AR
Favorite Creek crossing on Miners Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Leatherwood

21.0 mi 33.9 km 1,885' Up 574.58 m Up 1,891' Down 576.23 m Down

Eureka…, AR
Favorite Big rock roof on the Bella Vista Spur.
Difficult

Slaughter Pen & Blowing Springs Day Ride

22.8 mi 36.7 km 1,038' Up 316.36 m Up 1,099' Down 334.91 m Down

Bentonv…, AR
Favorite You'll encounter all sorts of trail users on the Mt Sequoya Woods loop.
Difficult

Mt Sequoyah Woods

5.1 mi 8.2 km 580' Up 176.85 m Up 583' Down 177.57 m Down

Fayette…, AR
Favorite Keeping an eye on this hand-cut singletrack!  On Dutton Hollow Loop
Intermediate

Dutton Hollow Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km 411' Up 125.4 m Up 408' Down 124.49 m Down

Prairie…, AR
Favorite Sending it off the rock drop!
Intermediate

Oz Trails Off-Road - Ozark 15 Fun Ride (2019)

15.1 mi 24.4 km 924' Up 281.6 m Up 925' Down 281.83 m Down

Bentonv…, AR

Greater Bentonville and Fayetteville Biking

  • 588 Miles 946 Kilometers of Trail
  • 17 Recommended Routes
  • 184 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 167 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 70 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Greater Bentonville and Fayetteville

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Trails in Greater Bentonville and Fayetteville - 404

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8.0 mi 12.9 km #1Karst Trail
Intermediate
Prairie Creek, AR
Intermediate
Prairie Creek, AR 71 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Fireline
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR 55 
4.0 mi 6.5 km #3Blowing Springs Loop
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR 51 
0.3 mi 0.4 km #4Boo Boo
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR 38 
3.9 mi 6.4 km #5Oscar's Loop
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR 40 
8.1 mi 13.0 km #6Little Clifty Loop
Intermediate
Prairie Creek, AR
Intermediate
Prairie Creek, AR 37 
3.0 mi 4.8 km #7The Ledges
Difficult
Bella Vista, AR
Difficult
Bella Vista, AR 35 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #8Schroen Train (Downhill Only)
Intermediate/Difficult
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bentonville, AR 27 
4.0 mi 6.5 km #9Esther's Loop
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR 37 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #10Flo Ride
Intermediate/Difficult
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bella Vista, AR 26 

Photos of Greater Bentonville and Fayetteville - 354

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Big rock roof on the Bella Vista Spur.
Sep 19, 2014 near Bentonv…, AR
Sending it off the rock drop!
Nov 17, 2018 near Bentonv…, AR
You ride through the hole in the rock. We call it Heaven's Gate.
Sep 26, 2019 near Eureka…, AR
There's lots of fun and flow on the Bayshore Ridge trail.
Feb 25, 2015 near Prairie…, AR
Starting out on Little Clifty, going counter-clockwise from the Piney Road trailhead.
Feb 25, 2015 near Prairie…, AR
Highlight video of Segment 3. This doesn't capture a lot of the scenery due to the scaled down view, but this is a very scenic part of the trail system, and the waterfall spillway bridge is a must see!
Nov 7, 2016 near Bella V…, AR
Strava segment: O.G.G.R.
Oct 25, 2016 near Pea Ridge, AR
Jared riding Sawtooth. Built by Rogue Trails
Mar 28, 2020 near Prairie…, AR