Choosing a Walking Trail

Northwest Arkansas is blessed with a great variety of walking trails. How can you choose? Of course, you can always pick the one nearest your home, but there are other considerations.

For example, do you want to mix your walking up with other fitness activities? Gulley Park has a fitness station built as part of an Eagle Scout project, plus a volleyball court and a disc golf set-up.


Do you want to get somewhere? Mud Creek Trail is your place. End to end and back again will give you over five miles, and you can do your banking and shopping along the way.


Feeling sociable? Kitty Creek Trail leads from Mud Creek Trail to Lake Fayetteville, so you can certainly get in plenty of miles, but it passes right by Apple Blossom Brewing Company, so you can stop off for Happy Hour along the way.


Want some actual wilderness? Lake Wedington’s hiking trail is 15 miles of forest and lake with waterfalls and interesting scenery. It’s not paved, but it’s maintained.

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Want to make an effort? Sequoyah is not a long trail, and it’s right in the middle of Fayetteville, but there’s enough clambering up and down to make you feel like you’ve gone to some trouble.

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Care for some art? Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has a fine selection of walking trails, with art along the way. Stroll through the museum as well, of course.


Whatever you fancy in a walking trail, you can find it in Northwest Arkansas. Share your favorite trails in the comments!

One Comment

  1. You are welcome barbergirl, you can be your own personal trainer
    anytime, almost full time, I mean it can become second nature.

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