Outdoors

Come for the scenery, stay for the adventure. Experience all the beauty The Natural State offers with over 40 miles of trails, 4,000 acres of parkland and beautiful lakes and rivers. The breathtaking scenery and numerous walking, jogging and biking trails make the city an ideal spot for discovering your next big adventure.

Just a short drive south from Fayetteville’s downtown is Devil’s Den State Park and the newest addition to the Arkansas State Parks Monument Trails – a statewide collection of world-class mountain bike trails crafted by the top trail builders in the country.

Horseback riding feels like something you'd do on vacation in a movie. Add it to your bucket list for your next visit to Fayetteville and live out your dreams! Whether you're a seasoned equestrian or sitting in the saddle for the first time, you'll find a great spot to ride horseback in Fayetteville. Check out these popular spots to saddle up and explore the beautiful Ozark Mountain trails in a whole new way.

Fayetteville is rich in outdoor recreation – with backcountry trail running, world-class mountain biking, and scenic day hikes all waiting to be discovered. Not to be missed, an extensive 50-mile in town network of multi-use paved trails branches out across our community. Together with numerous bicycle-friendly streets and boulevards, the trails create an accessible urban playground for cyclists of all abilities.

Keep reading for a selection of routes featuring Fayetteville’s paved trail network – and start planning your next cycling adventure today!

The colors of spring return to the Ozarks. The redbuds and dogwoods are in bloom but that's not the only seasonal change you'll see in Fayetteville. You'll also see the return of the colorful packs of cyclists hitting the roads in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville has been awarded the designation of Bike City by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body of cycling.