May, 2020  

Find Family-Friendly Trail Experiences in Fayetteville

Fayetteville, Arkansas is home to a large portion of the NWA Razorback Greenway - a 40-mile off-street paved trail system that, starting from Mount Kessler Regional Park and the official “Mile Zero”, winds through our Southtown, Downtown, and Uptown areas.

With no shortage of trailside stops, you and your family will find easy access to local food and refreshments all along the way. Here is a selection of routes to make an afternoon or day out of the NWA Razorback Greenway and Fayetteville’s extensive network of trails.

WALKER PARK LOOP – 4 MILES, BEGINNER FRIENDLY, ELEVATION +107 FT

Starting from Fayetteville’s Walker Park, enjoy a 4-mile loop through Fayetteville's Southtown. Heading counterclockwise, this route links large sections of Fayetteville's paved trail network with wide side paths along Razorback Road to create a fun loop that starts and ends from the park. With only 107 feet of elevation change, you will find this route to be mostly flat and beginner friendly. As Fayetteville’s second oldest public park, Walker Park boasts an array of amenities perfect to keep the fun going after the ride including a splashpad, BMX and skateboard park, and sand volleyball.

See route details https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32157504

Walker Park Loop Pic

UPTOWN TRAILS – 7.8 MILES, BEGINNER FRIENDLY, ELEVATION +200 FT

Starting from Gordon Long Park, head north along the Razorback Greenway for an almost 8-mile clockwise loop through Fayetteville’s Uptown. About halfway, families can consider taking a break at Veterans Park, a popular picnic spot with additional park amenities. The route then heads south, following marked bike lanes on North Vantage Drive to connect back up to Fayetteville’s extensive trail network. Heading west, riders pedal along the Mud Creek Trail before connecting back into the Razorback Greenway to complete the loop. With only one moderate climb, beginners should find this route only slightly challenging.

See route details https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32618185

Uptown Trail Pic

KESSLER SOUTHTOWN LOLLIPOP - 8.7 MILES, BEGINNER FRIENDLY, ELEVATION +269 FT

Starting from Mile Zero of the Razorback Greenway at Kessler Mountain Regional Park on the southwest corner of town, take a counterclockwise ride through Fayetteville’s Southtown on this lollipop of a loop. Comprised of Fayetteville’s paved trail network, the route rolls past local favorites for food and refreshment. During warmer months, riders can consider cooling off in the splash pad as the route weaves through Walker Park. While traveling west along the Tsa La Gi Trail, a photo-friendly mural commemorates the struggles and strengths of the Cherokee Indian Tribe. While close to 9 miles, this primarily flat route is perfect for beginners and families looking to experience Fayetteville’s trail system.

See route details https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32157872

Kessler Trail Pic Blog

GREENWAY DAY - 19.8 MILES, BEGINNER FRIENDLY, ELEVATION +625 FT

Starting from Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown Square, this 20-mile mostly Greenway experience meanders north along the Razorback Greenway before looping the Lake Fayetteville Trail and heading back. While the mileage could be taxing for some, riders will find no shortage of opportunities to rest and refuel. For a unique experience make sure to “swing” by the Sound Swings Uptown, an installation by artist Craig Colorusso that features a series of swings that play a portion of a beautiful composition when activated. The route finishes along Block Avenue, where plenty of local eats and treats border the street.

See route details https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32111566

Greenway Trail Pic Blog

 

*Experience Fayetteville has partnered with Ride with GPS for all our route development needs. Featuring unique Points of Interest (POI) and 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.

Cycling Coordinator

Cycling Coordinator