Bentonville trails! Trails, trails, trails, they are everywhere and waiting for you to walk, run, skate, longboard, wheelchair or whatever. There’s no excuse to sit in the house when all of this fresh air, nature and fun await you.
The Bella Vista and Bentonville mountain bike trails are the most famous and attract cyclists from all over the world to test their skills.
However, there are many additional types of trails available. These popular trails include many miles of multi-use trails (paved, walking, hiking, multi-use) in and around Bentonville and Bella Vista, and many can be accessed from within the city limits.
No matter what shape you body is in, you can experience one of these trails to see what all the buzz is about:
Bentonville Hiking Trails
NW 3rd St., Bentonville
From the parking area, there is a wide paved trail complete with a singing bridge that leads to Airship Coffee Cafe, a one-of-a-kind, open-air cafe concept, complete with swings, a beer garden and a great view of cyclists, renovated buildings, and the scenic natural surroundings.
Tanyard Creek Nature Trail
Bella Vista, AR
Located approximately 1.5 miles west of U.S. 71 on Hwy 340 in Bella Vista. Experience the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas as you traverse this 2.2-mile loop. Has a swinging bridge and a terrific view from above the Lake Windsor waterfall. Great family-friendly and dog-friendly trail with plenty of awesome off-shoots.
Bentonville Walking Trails
Crystal Bridges Trails and Grounds
Located on Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s 120-acre property. These awesome trails boast several beautiful shaded multi-use trails. You’ll be spellbound by the natural beauty of the trails, and you’ll be awe-struck by the stunning sculpture gardens all along the trails including an overlook to Crystal Bridges. One trail takes you to Crystal Springs, the spring that inspired the name of the museum. You would be wise to explore these trails at a leisurely pace, rather than a determined run through.
700 SW 16th St., Bentonville, AR
An aviation themed urban park with an amazing trail around Lake Bentonville. See the planes take off and land, fish the lake, walk, run, roll or bike around the lake, grab something delicious to eat from the outstanding food trucks or dine at Louise, the onsite restaurant. Family-friendly and fun for everyone.
The Quiver is a brand new outdoor, 70 meter Olympic-size archery range located within beautiful Osage Park offers $20 rentals by the hour and also yearly memberships starting at $100, which lets you reserve by the hour for free.
Open for individual usage, private parties, archery clubs, and retreats.
Don’t know anything about archery, but would like to learn? Courteous, trained, professional staff are ready to fit you with equipment and show you the basics. A responsible adult over the age of 18, must accompany all minors on the range. You may watch your children shoot from the spectator area free of charge.
This is a fun addition to Bentonville’s recreation opportunities.
Razorback Regional Greenway Trail System
With the addition of the Blowing Springs Greenway section, which connects Metfield Park in Bella Vista to the existing 36-mile Razorback Regional Greenway trail system at Blowing Springs Park, this is now a 46-mile paved and mostly off-road shared use biking, hiking and pedestrian trail that links the cities of Bella Vista, Bentonville, Rogers, Lowell, Springdale and Fayetteville.
From the trail, you’ll find easy access to restaurants, parks, historical sites, art, entertainment venues, breweries and sights peculiar to each town.
Notice along the way a variety of lakes, creeks and the stunning natural beauty of the area. Razorback Greenway Trail System is the heart of the total multi-use trail system in Northwest Arkansas.
If you’re in Bentonville, at 21c Museum Hotel, take the trail to Bella Vista, which will go through the breathtaking Compton Gardens and Crystal Bridges trails. Image at top of the page is of Razorback Greenway. Photo courtesy of Arkansas Tourism.