Prettiest Bike Trails for the Fall

Northwest Arkansas is gorgeous in the fall, and cool autumn days make for perfect biking weather. Pretty much any bike trail in Northwest Arkansas will present you with a lovely bike ride. Here are a few favorites to try out on your next solo or group ride.

Mt. Kessler

Mt. Kessler is just short drive from Fayetteville, and offers some of the best, most challenging mountain biking in Northwest Arkansas. It also boasts some of the best best scenery.

The Back 40

Another must-ride for mountain bikers, The Back 40 features almost 40 miles of amazing natural-surface multi-use trail in Bella Vista. Get a taste of technical downhill or cross country riding, and get amongst those Ozark trees.

Razorback Regional Greenway

The Greenway stretches nearly 37 miles from south Fayetteville up to Bella Vista Lake, and connects the 4 main cities in Northwest Arkansas.

While this trail isn’t nestled in pristine wilderness, it’s still beautiful and is a great way to get a taste of biking in Northwest Arkansas when you can’t get out of town. The Greenway is ideal for getting around town, putting in your weekly miles, or cruising NWA.

Slaughter Pen

Don’t be fooled by the name. Slaughter Pen offers prime trails in a beautiful location, and has a little bit of everything for mountain bike enthusiasts. The trails are brimming with features and berms for riders who want a challenge, but accommodate for beginners as well.  Check out the link up to Blowing Springs for a full day of biking.

Lake Fayetteville

Lake Fayetteville is the place to go for biking in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Put in some work and do laps around the lake on the paved trail, or check out the natural surface mountain biking trail system. The bike trails around Lake Fayetteville are good for a quick session, or hours of riding.

Hobbs State Park

Arkansas state parks are special, especially in the fall. If you want to soak up the fall color while cruising on your bike, head over to Hobbs State Park. Hobbs offers great hiking and mountain biking.

Stop by Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters in Fayetteville, Arkansas for any of your outdoor gear needs!

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