Incredible Mountain Biking Trails in Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas is an outdoor playground for mountain bikers looking to explore nature on two wheels. Designated as an IMBA Ride Center™, this area is known for having large-scale mountain bike facilities offering something for every level of rider. Whether you’re looking for an easy flow, scenic singletrack trails or technical mountain bike parks, you’re bound to find the perfect ride.

Off-Road Bike Trails: Something for Everyone

A recent addition to Northwest Arkansas' incredible mountain biking scene, Lake Atalanta trail system is quickly gaining popularity due to its natural beauty and fast singletrack. Take your pick from beginner to expert trails, and enjoy the lakefront views along the way. For an easy ride, pedal along 6.3 miles of mountain biking trails at Blowing Springs Park in Bella Vista, where the trail system boasts beautiful bluffs, natural springs, caverns and scenic bridges. Rideable from Blowing Springs, The Back 40 offers more than 20 miles of singletrack through wooded wilderness, where you'll traverse a hand-cut rock ledge on Grayson's Canyon, pass waterfalls and go over creeks.

 



Connecting Bentonville and Fayetteville, the 36-mile Razorback Regional Greenway features a primarily off-road trail that links a number of historic sites, parks, playgrounds and more. One stop along the greenway is Lake Fayetteville, where you can take your pick from the 5.5-mile nature trail that encircles the glittering lake or the 4.3-mile hard surface multi-use trail. Also in Fayetteville is Mount Kessler, a popular—yet challenging—7-mile trail system for mountain bikers and hikers alike. For more than 21 miles of trails latticing across 1,600 acres of scenic beauty, Lake Leatherwood City Park in Eureka Springs offers all types of terrain—from easygoing valley trails to thigh-burning hillside switchbacks to thrilling downhill—and gorgeous views of Lake Leatherwood as a reward.

 

Mountain Biking Trails at State Parks

At Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork, bring the kids along for a mountain bike ride on the easy 1-mile round-trip Lake Trail, which follows Lee Creek to the Lake Devil dam. For a moderate ride, choose the Fossil Flats Trail, which offers a choice of three, four or five miles of riding. Looking for a longer ride? Explore the 24-mile Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers. Like the name suggests, this trail is ideal for spotting a diverse range of wildlife and plant life.

 

Mountain Bike Parks

If you’re looking to show off your technical skills—or maybe just practice a few new tricks—toss some dirt at The Railyard Bike Park in Rogers. This natural surface bike park boasts excellent dirt jumps, wood ramps and railroad cars. Shred some singletrack trail at Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Park in Bentonville, where thrilling downhill runs, huge berms, heart-pounding drops and log rides will keep a smile on your face all day.