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Mt. Kessler

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7 mi 11 km of trail 1 Featured Ride

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Mt. Kessler is quickly becoming the go-to destination for Fayetteville locals to get that in-the-middle-of-nowhere feel while only being a few miles away from downtown. On the South side, you have the freshly developed Kessler Mountain Regional Park, a beautiful multifaceted park that has something for everyone, including a trailhead to the Kessler Mountain trails. On the North side, you have the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse, headquarters of Fayettechill Clothing Co, Kessler Greenways Initiative, and the Ozark Offroad Cyclist. If you've come for outdoor community and/or incredible trail, you've found it.

Food & Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

The Green Submarine My favs are the uss nautilus & chicken caprese! Yummmm
Geraldi's Good pizza and pasta, most reasonably priced Italian around. Try the calzone as well.
Powerhouse Seafood & Grill Great steaks. Always have mine blackened.
Waffle House Wednesday is buy 1 waffle get 1 free
Chipotle Mexican Grill I love the barbacoa meat here!
The Depot - Arsaga's Coffee, Food & Libations Lavender syrup goes well with coffee. Who knew? Try it!
Hugo's Restaurant If you arrive and there's a line. Tough it out. It'll move fast and be worth it in the end.
Hammontree's Grilled Cheese The Cheebacca is where it's at!
A Taste of Thai Grab some Spring Rolls.
Little Bread Company California turkey with a can of Blue Sky root beer.
Damgoode Pies Eat a stuffy and visit www.Facebook.com/RoughDraftz
Theo's Calamari is the best in town!
U.S. Pizza Co. Best pizza in Fayetteville. The spinach Alfredo is the best.
Mojo's Pints & Pies The service is sllloooww
Lucky Luke's BBQ Best bbq in fayettville Arkansas.
Sassy's Red House Great food. Excellent BBQ and very pretty waitresses. :) the best green beans I have ever eaten.
Rick's Bakery sausage rolls and donuts. yum!
Einstein Bros Bagels Good breakfast sandwiches. A bit high for the fixed income folks like me.
Kosmos Spicy feta cheese dip is really good!

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1.4 mi 2.3 km
#1 Spellbound
Farmington, AR
1.4 mi 2.3 km Farmington, AR
Unknown
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1.6 mi 2.6 km
#2 Rock City
Farmington, AR
1.6 mi 2.6 km Farmington, AR
Minor Issues
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Some Mud
10 hours ago
1.5 mi 2.3 km
#3 Crazy Mary
Farmington, AR
1.5 mi 2.3 km Farmington, AR
All Clear
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Dry: Great trail. leaves are starting to cover some areas. Leaves are slippery!
7 days ago
0.6 mi 1.0 km
#4 Serpentine
Farmington, AR
0.6 mi 1.0 km Farmington, AR
All Clear
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Dry: Great trail. leaves are starting to cover some areas. Leaves are slippery!
7 days ago
Greenland, AR
1.6 mi 2.5 km Greenland, AR
Unknown
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