Fort Smith, AR Walking Trails and Maps

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Cato Springs Trail

3 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Greg Smith River Trail

6.3 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Gravel

Old Frisco Trail

6.5 mi
State: OK
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Razorback Greenway

42.3 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Scull Creek Trail

4.4 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Town Branch Trail (Fayetteville)

2.1 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Frisco Trail

2.39 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Tsa La Gi Trail

1.2 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

St. Paul Trail

0.78 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Hamestring Creek Trail

0.62 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Meadow Valley Trail

2.4 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Oak Ridge Trail

0.5 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Shiloh Trail

1.7 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Walker Park Trail

0.8 mi
State: AR
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Cato Springs Trail is the most recent addition (2018) to Fayetteville's collection of paved shared-use trails. The trail forms an important bike-pedestrian link between the regional Razorback...
AR 3 mi Concrete
Starting from Riverfront Park in downtown Fort Smith, where the annual Fort smith Riverfront Blues Festival is held, the Greg Smith River Trail traverses north from the town of Fort Smith and rolls...
AR 6.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Old Frisco Trail begins on the south end of Poteau, the county seat of eastern Oklahoma's Le Flore County, not far from the state's border with Arkansas. Most of the trail has a crushed stone...
OK 6.5 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Closure Notice: There are two active closures along the Razorback Greenway, one at the south end of Bella Vista's Dry Lake for a bridge repair, and the other at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American...
AR 42.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Scull Creek Trail, which opened in October of 2008, extends from the Frisco Trail at W. Prospect Street north past the Meadow Valley Trail, Mud Creek Trail and Clear Creek Trail to Block Avenue....
AR 4.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Situated in south Fayetteville, the Town Branch Trail connects to the Frisco Trail on its eastern end and heads west to Greathouse Park, a 6-acre green space with picnic areas, a playground and...
AR 2.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Frisco Trail connects the vibrant entertainment center of Fayetteville on Dickson Street with newer development on the south side of Fayetteville. Dickson Street includes numerous restaurants,...
AR 2.39 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Tsa La Gi Trail is open in two disconnected segments in Fayetteville. While not particularly scenic, the trail is an extremely useful funnel for residents of the rapidly developing southern sector...
AR 1.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Fayetteville's St. Paul Trail occupies a short section of what was once an 8-mile long branch line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (the Frisco) between Fayetteville and St. Paul, Arkansas. The...
AR 0.78 mi Asphalt
The Hamestring Creek Trail is a developing path along its namesake waterway in western Fayetteville. Unusually, the trail currently dead-ends at both termini, with access only available from W....
AR 0.62 mi Asphalt
The Meadow Valley Trail is one of the more recent additions to Fayetteville's extensive trail network, and was the direct result of strong local demand for a trail connection from downtown to the...
AR 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Oak Ridge Trail links the heart of the University of Arkansas' campus with Fayetteville's charming downtown. From the trail's eastern endpoint, seamlessly continue north on the Frisco Trail—also...
AR 0.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Shiloh Trail is a work in progress that will ultimately form a significant north–south route through the western reaches of Fayetteville. The developing trail parallels both Interstate 49 and...
AR 1.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Walker Park Trail loops around Walker Park, providing access to the various amenities within Fayetteville's second oldest park. Visitors can enjoy a large skate park, playgrounds, soccer fields,...
AR 0.8 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Razorback Greenway

start south of bentonville

July, 2024 by spoletti

DO NOT start in Bella Vista! The trail is closed soon after starting at the trail head, due to a bridge being out. After turning around and riding next to a really busy road we got back on the trail again only to find another closure near the Crystal Bridges. Again, we had to turn around, go out to the road and push bikes up the sidewalk next to the road. We ended up in bentonville and decided to quit for the day. Our next ride was from Lowell to Fayetteville, no closures at all, but it was a difficult ride for 70 year olds due to the numerous hills made harder when really hot. It was a gorgeous trail but I was not aware of the closures and also the hills.

Razorback Greenway

Retired minister

May, 2024 by joined1776

I have ridden the trail on three different days on my handicap scooter. It allows me the opportunity to see the wonderful sights of northwest Arkansas and meet some wonderful people along the way.
I live in Washington Missouri with a daughter living in Cassville Missouri while employed in Bentonville. I now travel as often as possible to the trail. It has put motivation back in my life while suffering from cancer. My infusion treatments are the only thing that alters my travel to the trail.
I am 86 years of age with 100% disability as a veteran. All this to say the trail and the people are a blessing beyond compare. Thank you Arkansas for blessing this old mans life.

Old Frisco Trail

Forgot to mention that parking is now at the trail head instead of Ballpark as mentioned in the description.

November, 2023 by lsimon12

Forgot to mention that parking is now at the trail head instead of Ballpark as mentioned in the description.

Accordion

Razorback Greenway

App needs to reflect detours & closures

June, 2023 by tjm649397

I started walking this trail in sections on April 16 in south Fayetteville and finished in Bella Vista on June 5. Other than various detours and closures which I wish were reflected on the map in this app, I thoroughly enjoyed the scenery along the trail. Now that I’ve finished walking the trail from south to north, I’m going to plan on biking it from north to south when my bike is fixed. It was nice to see how many families were biking together. ¿

Greg Smith River Trail

A place to practice your spin.

May, 2023 by tim.billings1

Nice, fairly flat trail along the levee built to contain the Arkansas River when it gets too high. Lots of room to practice moving those feet in circles when riding your bike. The official length says 4.7 miles but if you go end to end it's a little over 6...about 6.2. One caution. As of 5/21/23 there are no functional bathrooms available on this trail. On one end they were all locked, on the other all were destroyed and non-working or locked. Overall, a nice trail but plan ahead.

Tsa La Gi Trail

Helps Loop Back to Town Branch

May, 2023 by tim.billings1

Not a trail to ride if you're trying for high average speed. It crosses lots of roads, parking lots, and driveways. But, it is an excellent way to turn the Town Branch Trail into a loop instead of an out and back.

Old Frisco Trail

An overall pleasant trail

October, 2022 by ufonut

I walked / jogged the entire distance of this trail and back one recent Sunday morning / afternoon. A nice, mostly tree lined trail with mile markers along the way. Be careful if you are running this trail though because there are about ten signs at residential and commercial streets stating that “traffic does not stop.” My only complaint is that after a few miles the scenery gets rather boring and routine - plus there is the constant road noise nearby as well. Towards the end of the trail things got a bit rough and slightly overgrown but I actually rather enjoyed this wild and wooly portion before doubling back to the car. Highlights were the overall excellent condition of the trail, a bench or two to take a load off, a couple of water fountains, and a large pond off trail that was a welcome change of scenery. High

Scull Creek Trail

Beautiful scenery

September, 2022 by chewy1170

Beautiful scenery

Razorback Greenway

Interesting trail for a run

August, 2022 by claire.louisa.knowles

Not as clean and well kept as other trails. There’s a lot of trash left by those overnighting near trails. However, good safe crossings and interesting to weave through Fayetteville. I started at finished at Walker Park, which has a children’s splash park-an added cooling bonus on a hot day!

Razorback Greenway

3rd Day Good!

July, 2022 by lallien2003_tl

I started at Horsebarn trailhead 7/14/2022 headed toward Fayetteville. Beautiful ride! This is what I wanted to do the last 2 days from Bella Vista and Bentonville but could not due to construction. Signage was great! I had to detour in Springdale but the detour signs were spot on and I was back on the trail soon. The scenery was nice. I recommend riding from Horsebarn trailhead.

Razorback Greenway

Trail Closures. Poor signage.

July, 2022 by lallien2003_tl

I drove 5.5 hours mid July 2022 with the goal of riding the trail. I reserved lodging at the trail which should have allowed me to ride as far as I wanted to go. Day 1 trail closure was thanks to the Bella Vista Bypass Project with projected completion fall 2021. Day 1 second attempt was stopped by another trail closure to expand the Crystal Bridges Museum. Day 2 attempt was toward Fayetteville from Bentonville only to ride about 2 miles & see a small sign saying “detour” with an arrow. I went the direction the arrow pointed to arrive at a busy intersection with no signage. Asking locals resulted in confused looks and no help. This was disappointing at best & extremely maddening. I’m not sure why trail organizers do not care enough to at least put adequate signage for detours.

Razorback Greenway

Nice Greenway Trail, Decent surface, Well Marked

March, 2022 by stvatandem

Started from Horsebarn Trailhead and headed south. Trail was pretty easy to follow and signs were at all junctions where one had multiple choices. It was a bit hilly in spots though. We rode as far as Springdale (Phat Tire Bikes) due to the headwinds that day (03/22). Surface is in very good condition. The trail crosses some roads, but also "goes under" many of them, especially the busy ones. Definitely a gem.

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