The Scull Creek Trail, which opened in October of 2008, extends from the Frisco Trail
at West Prospect Street north to the Mud Creek Trail
at Steele Boulevard, providing a continuous 7.6 mile trail network through the heart of Fayetteville. The Scull Creek Trail is considered the "backbone" of Fayetteville's trail system, in equal parts because of its central location in the city and its connectivity to much of what Fayetteville has to offer, including private residences, businesses, the University of Arkansas, and many parks.
The 12-foot wide paved surface of the Scull Creek Trail can accommodate a high number of users ranging from alternative transportation commuters to those participating in a variety of recreational activities. No matter their intended use, travelers of the trail will appreciate the scenery of the mature trees that line the corridor. The trail is constructed of concrete in low areas and asphalt in higher areas. Lighting is included throughout the trail for use in the evenings. While the Scull Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway for most of its route, the trail crosses Scull Creek at six locations with beautiful metal pedestrian bridges. Under the Fulbright Expressway, the Scull Creek Trail also includes the longest pedestrian tunnel in the state of Arkansas at 650 well-lit feet long.
Trail access is available at several cross streets: West Prospect Street at the connection with the Frisco Trail, West North Street, West Sycamore Street, West Poplar Street, West Appleby Road, and West Van Asche Street. Parking is available at Gordon Long Park, which is on North Gregg Avenue across from its intersection with West Drake Street. Wilson Park is also very close to the southern end of the trail and provides parking off of West Prospect Street.