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Bentonville, Arkansas Mountain Bike Destination Guide & GPX Files - Benton County: Includes Bella Vista, Rogers and Springdale

Bentonville, Arkansas

Bentonville, Arkansas

  • Bentonville is a silver level IMBA designated ride center
  • Bentonville was host to the 2016 IMBA World Summit

Bentonville has more than 40 miles of bike trails within city limits, 20 of which are natural-surface. the majority of Bentonville's singletrack trails link directly to its urban trail system, allowing mountain bikers easy access to the city's downtown activity center which has public shower facilities and wi-fi check-ins spots.

Mountain Bike Routes & Trails

MTB Routes and Trails

Bike Rentals

Downtown Activity Center

Mountain bikes, cruisers, and long-distance bikes available for rent at the Downtown Activity Center (DAC). Only $5 for a half day (4 hours) and $10 for a full day. Must have a valid drivers license. Find out more about the DAC here.

Address: 215 SW "A" Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

Hours: Monday-Thursday 6a.m.-8p.m., Friday 6a.m.-4:30p.m.

Contact: Bentonville Parks & Recreation, 479-464-7275 or parks@bentonvillear.com

Phat Tire Bike Shop

Mountain bikes, cruisers, and road bikes available for rent. Rentals include helmet, quick fit, suspension set-up, flat pedals, SPD, crank brother, SPD-SL, or bring your own pedals. Go to phattirebikeshop.co for more info.

Slaughter Pen Trails

Bentonville, AR

Located within the Bentonville city limits, Slaughter Pen is our home trail that we ride often and help maintain with our trail love days. This trail system features over 20 miles of soft-surface trail that follows the Razorback Greenway. The theme is without question flow, but with a free-ride park, downhill, and various wooden features throughout the trails, there is something for every rider.

This trail also connects to Lake Bella Vista trials and Blowing Springs by way of the Razorback Greenway. Head Northwest on the Greenway to Lake Bella Vista to find three trails along the North side of the lake and from there you can continue on to Blowing Springs.

Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail is a 30 mile loop trail located near Bentonville, Arkansas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

The Trails

Slaughter Pen Phase 1

  • Downhill, Downhill Connectors, Medusa, Tatamagouche, Creek Trail, Armadillo's Last Stand, Seed Tick Shuffle

Slaughter Pen Phase 2

  • The Urban Trail, Angus Chute, Master Plan, Razorback Ridge, Scott Allen Alley, Rocky Ridge Trail, Free Time

Park Springs Park

  • Park Springs

Slaughter Pen Phase 3

  • Rocking Horse, Big Wheels, Bottle Stopper, Rim Trail, Patti Cake, Cry Baby, Choo Choo, Circular Trail, Boo Boo, Peak a Boo, The All-American

Slaughter Pen Trails PDF Map

Getting There

  • Park in Downtown Bentonville and ride down the Razorback Greenway till you see a trail on your left
  • Parking lot on Walton close to the Bark Park and follow the paved path north to trails

Trail Conditions

Bentonville Trail Conditions

Trails of Note in this Area

Angus Chute, Armadillo's Last Stand, Master Plan, medusa, Patti Cake, Razorback Ridge, Seed Tick Shuffle, Tatamagouche, The All American, The Urban Trail, Razorback Regional Greenway, Turtle Creek Trail

Bella Vista, Arkansas

Blowing Springs trails are located in Bella Vista, but are easily accessible from Lake Bella Vista and Slaughter Pen and are often connected to form a longer ride. Because of the proximity to Slaughter Pen, FAST often performs Trail Lover days at Blowing Springs also. The trails at Blowing Springs are unique with bluffs and rock cliffs you ride under and rock features throughout the trails. This trails system is again known for its flow. You cannot help but smile when riding at Blowing Springs!

Blowing Springs trails are fast and have flow with the more technical stuff and better scenery than Slaughter Pen. The trails include caves, waterfalls, springs, and cliff riding and is popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners year-round. The loop nets about six miles and connects easily to Slaughter Pen for more mileage.

The Trails

Blowing Springs

  • North East Trail, Kingsland Spur, Guilford Spur, North Upper Trail, North Lower Trail, South Lower Trail, South Upper Trail, Cooper Elementary Spur, Central Spur

Blowing Springs PDF Map

Getting There

Located in Bella Vista, Blowing Springs is located at 948 Blowing Springs Rd, Bella Vista, AR.

Rogers, Arkansas

Hobbs State Park

The Hobbs Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trails are perfect for all riders. There are 20+ miles of trail at Hobbs with a few different loop options available from 4 – 12 miles in length. The trails twist and turn through the woods and are smooth and flowing with a few longer downhill sections and a few longer uphill grinds. Nothing technical out here to stop you. Just smooth, fast trails.

The Trails

Hobbs State Park

  • Banshore Ridge Loop, Little Clifty, Dutton

Hobbs State Park PDF Map

Getting There

Piney Road Parking Lot to access the shorter loops: 10330 Piney Rd, Rogers, AR.

Lake Atalanta & The Railyard

Rogers, AR

This trail system and bike park in Rogers, AR is one of the newer systems in NWA. With a state of the art bike park and cross country trails connected, it is a full day or fun! The Railyard Bike Park has something for everyone. It is a soft surface bike park designed for all levels, with beginner to expert lines and even a kid’s skills area. After sharpening your skills at the bike park, you can ride the singletrack that starts on the back side of the park. Lake Atalanta trails offer around 10 miles of soft surface trail with tons of flow, fast downhills, and a few trails with rocky technical sections. After riding down the valley from the railyard, you can cross the road to more trail that travels around the lake (currently closed for construction).

Lake Atalanta is a new trail system that has some really nice views of the lake and some fresh new trails.Trail system is multiple loop networks that branch at different points along the lake road.

The Trails

Lake Atalanta

  • The Hook, Bluffline, Billy Goat, Maximus, Frisco, Scout Loop, Shadow Ridge, Cramps, The Grove, Skull Junction, Mustang Sally, Pawpaw Lane, Groms, Hand Picked, Chert Row, Controlled Burn, Losing Flow, Backbone

The Railyard

  • The Dump, Two Dog, Rail Tie, Lasso

Lake Atalanta & The Railyard PDF Map

Getting There

Park at The Railyard in downtown Rogers at 299 E Cherry St, Rogers, AR.

Lake Atalanta, 10 Miles of Trails, Railyard Mileage Varies

Springdale, Arkansas

Thunder Chicken is new downhill flow trail in Springdale. While this trail does not have many miles, it has jumps, drops, and wall-rides. There is one trail to climb to the top and a few options of various degrees of difficulty to descend back to the bottom. This trail is located right off the Razorback Greenway in Springdale.

The Trails

Thunder Chicken

  • Thunder, Thunder Chicken, Chicken, Cement Access Trail

Thunder Chicken PDF Map

Getting There

Trailhead access at: 2474 W Pump Station Rd.

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