Exploring Fayetteville’s Award-Winning Urban Forest by Bicycle

Situated in the Ozark Mountains, much of Fayetteville boasts canopy covered trails and bikeways in a lush urban setting. The city’s forest management practices provide a healthy and diverse urban forest that protects our community's livability, air and water quality, and scenic bicycle and pedestrian paths.

Beginning from Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown, follow this 3.3-mile route along bicycle-friendly streets and paved trails to locate the award-winning Arkansas Champion and Amazing Trees of Fayetteville.

As cyclists wind through Fayetteville’s historic districts and oldest public park they’ll discover Dawn Redwoods - a species of tree that has existed for 50 million years, Eastern Red Cedars planted over 130 years ago, and “Witness Trees” that have lived through 17 different U.S. Presidents!

Family and e-scooter friendly, once finished you don’t have to look far to find a post ride treat in Fayetteville’s Downtown like Alchemy Macarons – serving up 15 flavors of French macarons filled with fine chocolates and house made jams! Yum!

Experience Fayetteville has partnered with Ride with GPS for all our route development needs. Featuring unique Points of Interest (POI) and complimentary turn by turn navigation, mobile users will want to download the free Ride with GPS app here. For cyclists with personal bike computers, a variety of route files can be downloaded through the desktop version.

Looking for more beginner and family-friendly adventures? Click here for additional cycling routes to keep you and your crew pedaling all around town. Also, make sure to tag @fayettevillear and use #bikefayetteville so we can share in your riding adventures around Fayetteville, Arkansas. Enjoy the ride!

Ride with GPS

Experience Fayetteville has partnered with Ride with GPS for our route development needs. Featuring complimentary turn by turn navigation and unique Points of Interest (POI), mobile users will want to download the free Ride with GPS app.

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Planning a Fayetteville ride? Shoot us a message if you have questions or need route recommendations. Happy to help!

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