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.

The air is growing crisper, the nights are growing longer, and the Ozark foliage is bursting with the burnt oranges, blazing reds, and vivid yellows that frame our beautiful Fayetteville each fall. When the world looks like this, it’s the best time of all to explore the trails that Fayetteville has to offer! We’ve compiled a few of our favorite hikes with scenic views to get you started.

In early 2022, the world is coming to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas is currently preparing to host the 2022 Walmart UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, which will draw athletes and fans from around the globe. This is only the second time the event has ever been held in the United States. We want to make sure visitors from around the United States and the world are ready for this exciting event in Fayetteville, and part of that is being educated about cyclo-cross. If you’re not an avid fan who is already familiar with the sport, keep reading to learn more about it.

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!