It’s so important to keep active! Just because we’re all spending more time at home, doesn’t mean we have to become couch potatoes. Here’s my favorite idea of keeping active… I go biking with my husband. Take a look at these Trails Razorback Greenway, Cato Springs Trail, Lake Fayetteville Trail, TsaLa-Gi Trail, and Mud Creek Trail.
Paved Bike Trails in Northwest Arkansas
Razorback Greenway – I love the, “NWA green way,” because it is close to my house! The Razorback Regional Greenway extends 9.4 miles through the center of Fayetteville along a north-south axis. Originally composed of the Frisco and Scull Creek Trails, the Greenway is now a regional connector extending over 37 miles north to Bella Vista. All of the Greenway sections in Fayetteville include lighting for extended use as an active transportation route. Click the pdf map to show the features of the Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway.
Cato Springs is a three-mile paved trail running from Town Branch Trail to Kessler Mountain Regional Park in southwest Fayetteville. Together these trails form a link between Kessler Mountain and The Razorback Greenway. The Cato Springs Trail includes a long bridge over the Fulbright Expressway and tunnels under Razorback Road and I-49.
Lake Fayetteville Trail – When my husband and I moved here in 2001 this is the first trail we hiked and I enjoyed walking the creek bed and taking photos! Lake Fayetteville features two sets of trails for cyclists that loop the lake. The shared use paved trail is 5.5 miles long. The soft-surface natural trail is 6.9 miles long. There is a variety of flora and fauna in natural settings as well as beautiful views of the lake. The paved trail offers benches, playgrounds and picnic areas, restrooms, and informational kiosks. In 2017, the City, in coordination with the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists, constructed two bicycle skills courses at Lake Fayetteville North Shore Park. These consist of an earthen trail tread similar to the existing soft-surface trail, and a series of arches and ramps designed to challenge and improve control skills for cyclists.
The Tsa-La-Gi Trail connects to Town Branch Trail and the Frisco Trail. The trail is lighted and provides a safe and convenient active transportation route from the Beechwood Village and University House apartments in south Fayetteville to the University. The trail’s name, Tsa-La-Gi, is the word for “Cherokee” in the Cherokee language, and the trail roughly follows one of the routes of the Trail of Tears, the path taken by Cherokee people during their forced migration from their native lands to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma in the nineteenth century.
Mud Creek Trail stretches along Mud Creek from Old Missouri Road to Steele Boulevard for a total distance of 2.9 miles. The shared-use, paved trail passes through natural areas along Mud Creek where benches are provided to allow an opportunity to experience nature in the midst of a busy commercial district. Lighting has recently been installed along the entire length of Mud Creek Trail for extended hours of enjoyment.
Get outside and enjoy this bicyclist’s guide to riding in Northwest Arkansas!
Moving to Northwest Arkansas
If you are relocating, buying in, living in, or moving to within the heart of Northwest Arkansas, I highly recommend you taking a look at this relocation guide to help with your move.
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