Cool morning, beautiful blue sky, clean crisp air and a slew of singletrack trails just waiting to be ridden. Winding through the foothills of the Ozark Mountains are over 200 miles of trails within a forty-mile radius of Bentonville, 40 miles of that are within the city limits. Whether you are a seasoned rider or just starting out there is a trail just right for you.
Coler – Bentonville’s newest trail opened this spring and is only a mile from downtown Bentonville. Built on land that is designated as a mountain bike preserve Coler East is the first of 2 phases. The east trail is an advanced trail with more technical elements – blue and black trails. The west side, under construction now and slated to be open in the fall of 2017, will have green runs and good flow.
Slaughter Pen – The ultimate urban mountain bike park starting from downtown Bentonville, a total of 23 miles, this trail is a great mix of natural and man-made features. A trail system for all levels of riders. Clean flow, major downhills, technical rocks, and huge berms. Slaughter Pen is also designated as an IMBA Silver Level Ride Center and hosted the IMBA World Summit in 2016. Don’t forget to check out the new Bike Playground for kids on the north side of Slaughter Pen.
Blowing Springs – A truly beautiful multi-use trail; the biking and walking trials offer flowy natural surface with trails that range from 2 to 3 feet wide. Designed to take advantage of the parks natural beauty including bluff lines, springs and caverns. These trails are perfect for pedestrians and bikers of all ages and skill levels.
The Back 40 – Isn’t simply world-class riding; it’s a testament to the craft and sport. These 40 miles will make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but are rideable from Slaughter Pen via the Greenway and Blowing Springs.
After a great day of riding the adventure is not over, explore all that Bentonville offers –Enjoy world class art at Crystal Bridges or 21c Museum, satisfy your hunger at one of our many incredible restaurants and be sure to try a pint of one of our locally brewed beers.
Last modified: July 11, 2017