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298 mi 479 km of trail 13 Rides

Easy Trails 94 Trails Intermediate Trails 93 Trails Hard Trails 27 Trails

Local Info

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.

Rides in Greater Bentonville and Fayetteville - 13

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

The Back 40 Loop - Complete Ride

22.2 mi 35.6 km • Loop • 1,576 ft Ascent 480.22 m Ascent

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

The Slaughter Pen - Blowing Springs Tour

23.7 mi 38.1 km • Loop • 1,101 ft Ascent 335.62 m Ascent

(50) Bentonv…, AR
Favorite Creek crossing on Miners Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Leatherwood

20.8 mi 33.4 km • Loop • 2,233 ft Ascent 680.51 m Ascent

(15) Eureka…, AR
Favorite Rolling through open grassy areas on the east side of the lake.
Easy

Lake Fayetteville

6.6 mi 10.6 km • Loop • 259 ft Ascent 78.88 m Ascent

(28) Johnson, AR
Favorite A nice little section of cedars on the Mt Sequoyah Woods loop.
Difficult

Mt Sequoyah Woods

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Loop • 580 ft Ascent 176.85 m Ascent

(27) Fayette…, AR
Favorite Sending it off the rock drop!
Intermediate

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

15.1 mi 24.4 km • Loop • 924 ft Ascent 281.6 m Ascent

(1) Bentonv…, AR
Favorite Keeping an eye on this hand-cut singletrack!  On Dutton Hollow Loop
Intermediate

Dutton Hollow Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km • Loop • 411 ft Ascent 125.4 m Ascent

(17) Prairie…, AR
Favorite Map at the trailhead.
Intermediate

Kessler Beginner's Loop Via Last Call & Terrapin

2.3 mi 3.7 km • Loop • 315 ft Ascent 95.95 m Ascent

(3) Farmington, AR

Trails in Greater Bentonville and Fayetteville - 201

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4.0 mi 6.5 km #1Blowing Springs Loop
Intermediate
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.5 km Bella Vista, AR 43 
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2The All-American
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Bentonville, AR 41 
8.0 mi 12.9 km #3Karst Trail
Intermediate
Prairie Creek, AR
Intermediate
8.0 mi 12.9 km Prairie Creek, AR 29 
0.3 mi 0.4 km #4Warthog
Difficult
Bentonville, AR
Difficult
0.3 mi 0.4 km Bentonville, AR 29 
3.0 mi 4.8 km #5The Ledges
Difficult
Bella Vista, AR
Difficult
3.0 mi 4.8 km Bella Vista, AR 29 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #6Flo Ride
Intermediate/Difficult
Bella Vista, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
2.9 mi 4.6 km Bella Vista, AR 23 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #7Best Trail Ever
Difficult
Bethel Heights, AR
Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km Bethel Heights, AR 24 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Fireline
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Bentonville, AR 28 
8.1 mi 13.0 km #9Little Clifty Loop
Intermediate
Prairie Creek, AR
Intermediate
8.1 mi 13.0 km Prairie Creek, AR 30 
0.4 mi 0.6 km #10Boo Boo
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Bentonville, AR 25 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #11Schroen Train
Difficult
Bentonville, AR
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.2 km Bentonville, AR 19 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #12Oscar's Loop
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.3 km Bentonville, AR 22 
1.3 mi 2.1 km #13Spellbound
Difficult
Farmington, AR
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Farmington, AR
1.4 mi 2.3 km #14Medusa
Intermediate/Difficult
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Bentonville, AR 25 
39.0 mi 62.7 km #15Razorback Regional Greenway
Easy/Intermediate
Fayetteville, AR
Easy/Intermediate
39.0 mi 62.7 km Fayetteville, AR
1.6 mi 2.6 km #16Tatamagouche
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Bentonville, AR 26 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #17Timberjack
Intermediate/Difficult
Prairie Creek, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
0.9 mi 1.4 km Prairie Creek, AR
1.2 mi 1.9 km #18Ozone
Intermediate
Bentonville, AR
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Bentonville, AR 18 
4.0 mi 6.4 km #19Genesis
Easy/Intermediate
Eureka Springs, AR
Easy/Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.4 km Eureka Springs, AR
0.3 mi 0.5 km #20Apple Turnover
Very Difficult
Bentonville, AR
Very Difficult
0.3 mi 0.5 km Bentonville, AR

Photos of Greater Bentonville and Fayetteville - 186

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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
Wooden berm on Tatamagouche
May 21, 2014 near Bentonv…, AR
You ride through the hole in the rock. We call it Heaven's Gate.
Sep 26, 2019 near Eureka…, AR
Strava segment: O.G.G.R.
Oct 25, 2016 near Pea Ridge, 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