Arkansas Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Arkansas Missouri Trail

0.75 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Arkansas River Trail

21.2 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Bella Vista Lake Trail

1.75 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Big River Crossing

1 mi
State: AR, TN
Concrete, Metal

Big Spring Nature Trail

2.75 mi
State: AR
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Cato Springs Trail

3 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Clabber Creek Trail

0.7 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Clear Creek Trail (AR)

1.6 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Crystal Bridges Trail

1 mi
State: AR
Concrete

DeValls Bluff Rail Trail

0.25 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

46.1 mi
State: AR
Crushed Stone

Dogwood Springs Walking Trail

6.6 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Downtown Trail (AR)

0.8 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Enfield Park Trail

0.21 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Feaster Trail

2.7 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Frisco Trail

2.39 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Goad Springs Trail

2.05 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Greg Smith River Trail

4.7 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Gravel

Hamestring Creek Trail

0.62 mi
State: AR
Asphalt
Accordion

Heritage Trail (AR)

4.6 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Horsebarn Trail

1.8 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

2.5 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

J Street Trail

2 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Jefferson Trail

0.2 mi
State: AR
Concrete

John DeShields Trail

1 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Lake Fayetteville Trail

5.5 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Springdale Trail

0.79 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Lawrence County Rail-Trail

6.7 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Levy Spur Trail

1.8 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Lincoln Loop

0.6 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Marvell Bike Trail

1.3 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Meadow Valley Trail

2.4 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Members Place Trail

0.35 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Memorial Park Fitness Trail

1.6 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Mercy Trail

2.8 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Moberly Lane Trail

2 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Mud Creek Trail

2.35 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Nix Creek Greenway

2.4 mi
State: AR
Concrete

North Bentonville Trail

2.2 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Oak Ridge Trail

0.5 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Old Railroad Trail (Gilbert)

1.7 mi
State: AR
Ballast, Dirt, Grass

Park Street Trail

0.23 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Pleasant Grove Trail

2.8 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Powell Street Trail

2.09 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Razorback Regional Greenway

36.7 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Scull Creek Trail

4.4 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Shiloh Trail

1.7 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Silent Grove Trail

2.29 mi
State: AR
Concrete

South Bentonville Trail

2.55 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Spring Creek Trail (AR)

3.34 mi
State: AR
Concrete

St. Paul Trail

0.78 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Sulphur Creek Trail

0.5 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Tiger Trail

0.7 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Town Branch Trail (Bentonville)

1.2 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Town Branch Trail (Fayetteville)

2.1 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Trace Multi-Use Trail

2.1 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Tsa La Gi Trail

1.2 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Tucker Creek Trail

2.3 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Walker Park Trail

0.8 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Wishing Springs Trail

1.6 mi
State: AR
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Bentonville's Arkansas Missouri Trail is a short rail-with-trail that links two prominent local destinations at either end: Walmart's David Glass Technology Center in the west and Northwest Arkansas...
AR 0.75 mi Concrete
Spanning just over 21 miles, the Arkansas River Trail runs riverside through Little Rock and North Little Rock. On the southern bank, the trail extends east to the Clinton Presidential Library and...
AR 21.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Bella Vista Lake Trail forms a loop around Bella Vista Lake in the park of the same name, located along Bentonville's northern edge. Along with this popular paved fitness trail, the park contains...
AR 1.75 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Big River Crossing, which officially opened on October 22, 2016, connects downtown Memphis, Tennessee, with West Memphis in Arkansas along the north side of the Harahan Bridge. Spanning 4,973 feet,...
AR, TN 1 mi Concrete, Metal
Big Spring Nature Trail is located in the heart of Cotter, once a railroad boomtown in north-central Arkansas surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. The city sits in a horseshoe bend of the White River,...
AR 2.75 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
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
The Clabber Creek Trail is a short path that follows its namesake waterway in western Fayetteville. The winding route offers several opportunities to view the creek within scenic preserved woodlands....
AR 0.7 mi Concrete
One of the newest additions to Fayetteville's growing trail system, the Clear Creek Trail links two of the city's most popular trails: the Scull Creek Trail in the west and the Lake Fayetteville Trail...
AR 1.6 mi Concrete
The Crystal Bridges Trail runs along the western edge of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which features a striking design, extensive collection and free admission. The museum was borne out...
AR 1 mi Concrete
Located about 50 miles east of Little Rock and 90 miles west of Memphis, DeValls Bluff is a quiet, rural community in central Arkansas. The city's rail-trail offers a pleasant, wooded excursion right...
AR 0.25 mi Asphalt
By 2025, the Delta Heritage Trail State Park is planned to stretch 84.5 miles, including 73 miles on a former railroad right-of-way donated to the state by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. As of...
AR 46.1 mi Crushed Stone
The Dogwood Springs Walking Trail meanders through the city of Siloam Springs in west Arkansas, near the Oklahoma border. The trail consists of 8-foot wide asphalt sections connected by sidewalk. The...
AR 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Bentonville's Downtown Trail provides a curving route through the city's charming downtown, linking the Walmart Home Office to the Bentonville Public Library. Two neighborhood parks along the...
AR 0.8 mi Concrete
The Enfield Park Trail links the Crystal Bridges Trail—part of the impressive Razorback Regional Greenway—with Enfield Park, one of several well-maintained neighborhood parks in Bentonville. Most...
AR 0.21 mi Concrete
The Feaster Trail in the city of Arkadelphia connects the city's parks with the business district, medical centers, recreation centers and the campuses of Henderson State University and Ouachita...
AR 2.7 mi Asphalt
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
Lowell's Goad Springs Trail spans the north–south length of the growing city, offering a connection for residents and visitors to both Rogers in the north and Springdale in the south. There, trail...
AR 2.05 mi Concrete
Running adjacent to the Arkansas River, the Rice Carden Walking Trail provides a pleasant out-and-back trip of just over 6 miles in the community of Fort Smith. You will have views of the river as you...
AR 4.7 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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 Hazen Trail runs along US 70, the main thoroughfare through the small town of Hazen, Arkansas. The asphalt trail is interrupted at its midpoint by a short section of original track and a local...
AR 2 mi Asphalt
Accordion
Bentonville's Heritage Trail is open in two disconnected segments. Both closely follow local roads, providing residents access to businesses, churches, parks and other trails in Bentonville's...
AR 4.6 mi Concrete
This small central Arkansas community of Lonoke, east of Little Rock, has a history tied to railroading. The Historic Railroad Bikeway and Pedestrian Walkway is a just a small fraction of what was...
AR 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Horsebarn Trail runs on the western side of Rogers, linking housing complexes and businesses in the community's newer Metropark development with Bentonville to the north. Horsebarn Park, situated...
AR 1.8 mi Concrete
The Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail is actually made up of four seamlessly linked trails: Transportation Plaza Trail, Valley Street Creekwalk, Jaycee/Friendship Trail, and Hollywood Trail. When...
AR 2.5 mi Asphalt
As its name implies, the J Street Trail follows NE J Street for its entire route, connecting Bentonville residents with churches, businesses, parks and the city's substantial trail network. One...
AR 2 mi Concrete
The short Jefferson Trail skirts the campuses of both Sugar Creek Elementary School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, offering a safe route to school for hundreds of students. The trail also...
AR 0.2 mi Concrete
The John DeShields Trail parallels NE John DeShields Boulevard between NE J Street and Central Avenue, conveniently connecting to the J Street Trail and Heritage Trail at its endpoints. Unlike most of...
AR 1 mi Asphalt
The Lake Fayetteville Trail, one of the most popular multi-use paths in Fayetteville's extensive network, encircles the nearly 200-acre lake at the center of Lake Fayetteville Park. Built in 1949 as a...
AR 5.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Lake Springdale Trail is actually a collection of conjoining trails that encircle scenic Lake Springdale in Northwest Arkansas. The lake is administered as part of nearby JB Hunt Park—accessible...
AR 0.79 mi Asphalt
The Hoxie to Walport Trail occupies the former rail bed of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spur. The trail extends between downtown Hoxie and College City, ending near the airport.
AR 6.7 mi Asphalt
People in the Levy neighborhood of North Little Rock have the opportunity to enjoy a good quality multipurpose pathway right on their doorstep. The Levy Spur Trail sits on a converted Union Pacific...
AR 1.8 mi Asphalt
The short Lincoln Loop skirts the campuses of both Lincoln Junior High School and Tennie Russell Primary School, offering a safe route to school for hundreds of students. The Boys & Girls Club of...
AR 0.6 mi Concrete
The Marvell Bike Trail stretches about a mile across town, paralleling Main Street. The paved pathway offers views of tree-dotted residential areas and small stores in the heart of Mississippi River...
AR 1.3 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 Members Place Trail is a short path in Bentonville that links the Moberly Lane Trail with the South Bentonville Trail, a component of the impressive Razorback Regional Greenway. The trail also...
AR 0.35 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Memorial Park Fitness Trail loops around Bentonville's Memorial Park, a popular destination that offers several athletic fields and an aquatic center. At NE John DeShields Boulevard, trail users...
AR 1.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Mercy Trail provides a safe and scenic route for commuting and recreation in Rogers, as it follows Osage Creek under local roads and Interstate 49. Two of Rogers' largest employment centers—Mercy...
AR 2.8 mi Concrete
The Moberly Lane Trail is a concrete sidepath along its namesake road in Bentonville, offering connections to homes, businesses and various Walmart employment centers. In the north, the trail provides...
AR 2 mi Concrete
The Mud Creek Trail follows its namesake Mud Creek, known as Freyschlag Creek in the 19th century, from N. Old Missouri Road at the eastern terminus to the connection with the Scull Creek Trail near...
AR 2.35 mi Asphalt
The Nix Creek Trail makes for a pleasant walk or ride along the stream of the same name. Beginning on Arkansas Boulevard, where there is a small parking area, the trail travels through North Texarkana...
AR 2.4 mi Concrete
The North Bentonville Trail forms an arc around—you guessed it—the northern part of Bentonville, a growing city in northwest Arkansas. The scenic trail winds through woodlands and along a trickling...
AR 2.2 mi Concrete
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 Old Railroad Trail can be found at the south end of Gilbert, a small town in north-central Arkansas with less than 100 residents. The trail begins near the historic Gilbert General Store (built in...
AR 1.7 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass
The Park Street Trail is a short but critical link in Springdale's growing trail network. Running for just a few blocks along its namesake road, the trail links the utilitarian Powell Street Trail in...
AR 0.23 mi Concrete
Rogers' new Pleasant Grove Trail runs through the southwestern corner of the city, a largely rural area now dotted with new residential subdivisions. In fact, the only non-residential or farm property...
AR 2.8 mi Concrete
Springdale's Powell Street Trail runs along its namesake road for more than 2 miles, offering an important trail connection to Fayetteville for the community's residents. While most of the trail is...
AR 2.09 mi Concrete
Completed in 2015, the Razorback Regional Greenway spans a large portion of Northwest Arkansas, connecting the bustling hubs of Bentonville and Fayetteville with the growing suburban communities of...
AR 36.7 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
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 Silent Grove Trail runs through newer residential development from the Lowell–Springdale border in Northwest Arkansas to scenic Lake Springdale, administered as part of Springdale's popular JB...
AR 2.29 mi Concrete
The South Bentonville Trail runs for approximately 2.5 miles through southern Bentonville, providing an off-road link from Rogers to both industrial and residential areas of the city. In the north,...
AR 2.55 mi Concrete
The Spring Creek Trail courses along its namesake waterway through Springdale, a growing community in Northwest Arkansas. While the trail's southern half passes through the city's urban heart, the...
AR 3.34 mi 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 Sulphur Creek Trail offers a pleasant, tree-lined route in the central Arkansas community of Heber Springs, just a few blocks south of Main Street. Although only a half-mile long, the paved trail...
AR 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Tiger Trail runs on the north side of Tiger Boulevard, providing a link from the J Street Trail to McCollum Drive. A future trail along McCollum Drive, where trail stubs now tease users, will...
AR 0.7 mi Concrete
The Town Branch Trail is a short link in Bentonville's extensive trail network. Beginning at a trailhead in Town Branch Park on E. Central Avenue—just a few blocks east of downtown—the trail extends...
AR 1.2 mi 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 Trace Multi-use Trail (aka Daffodil Trace) is a 2.1 mile section of former railroad that begins at the Camden Area Chamber of Commerce and continues northwesterly to the termination at a trailhead...
AR 2.1 mi Asphalt
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
Tucker Creek Trail offers a pleasant, well-lighted, and paved route through residential neighborhoods in western Conway. It follows its namesake creek through a largely tree-lined area. Its western...
AR 2.3 mi Asphalt
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
The Wishing Springs Trail is a crucial link between two popular trails in Bentonville's extensive system. In the south, the trail begins at a junction with the North Bentonville Trail, which branches...
AR 1.6 mi Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

An absolutely beautiful trail BUT not for folks on road bikes or hybrids

August, 2020 by sde63

We "put in" at the Helena Junction trailhead and had to turn around at Barton - only 2 miles into our ride. When we read that the trail was crushed rock and that it was in excellent condition we thought that we'd see a Katy Trail type of surface ("The Katy" is one of our faves).

Such is not the case. The crushed limestone that we encountered was #57 or #5. We expected #8.

It was a bummer that we had to abort our ride, especially after having driven for two hours to get there. It was a beautiful day, and the trail scenery is spectacular.

Just do not attempt this unless you are prepared for a trail bike experience.

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

Amazing views + shady lanes

July, 2020 by scott.j.pursley

My wife and I rode this trail a week ago - started in Watson and finished in the very sleep town of Arkansas City. First 9 miles were shaded with trees on both sides. Trail of crushed limestone in excellent shape. Final 14 miles were paved road along the top of the Mississippi river levee. Amazing views from top of the levee. You can see for miles across forests, lakes, and fields of soybeans and corn. Town of Arkansas City is a shadow of its former heyday before the 1927 floods. Lots of history there. Will do this ride again.

Big Spring Nature Trail

Not quite 2.8 miles

July, 2020 by gaber.family

Per the other two reviews, this is more of a walking trail than a biking trail. Several stretches of loose gravel make it not suitable for road bikes. Per title, shorter than advertised on app. Three stars was perhaps a gift.

Accordion

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

Flat, well-maintained, pretty. A great ride.

July, 2020 by scott.j.pursley

I rode from Lexa to Elaine today (~21 miles) on a hybrid in 90-95 degree heat. Overall condition of the trail is excellent, however, the first 2 miles (Lexa to Barton) were a little rough, with some loose stones. Those first two miles probably need a little grooming / reconditioning. First 14 miles of the trail (Lexa to Lake View) is generally shady which helps a LOT. Very pretty. The last 7 miles between Lake View and Elaine has very little shade, running between massive fields of rice, soybeans, and corn. These fields are actually quite scenic, and was a nice change from just the trail surrounded by trees. I'll be doing this trail again. Excellent.

Arkansas River Trail

Unbelievable trail experience!

July, 2020 by echoellis

My wife and I drove 5 hours to ride this trail for 3 days. All I can say is incredible! Beautifully maintained paved trail system. Huge variety of landscape from downtown Little Rock to mountains and swamps. Tons of people enjoying trail. A real blessing! Thank you to the people of Arkansas and RTR!

Razorback Regional Greenway

A Gem of a Trail

May, 2020 by rzrbknil

We put in at the start of the trail in Bella Vista & rode to South Fayetteville, 35 miles. Very scenic with a variety of terrain & yes there are a few hills. I would advise riding it from the other direction from Fay to BV because of that but nonetheless a great trail from start to finish.

Frisco Trail

Nice trail through the center of Fayetteville

April, 2020 by timsnively

Great surface. Does have several road crossings.

St. Paul Trail

trail to nowhere

April, 2020 by timsnively

This trail is short and has no parking. It’s straight, flat and with a good surface. Some homeless live in tents near by.

Mercy Trail

Quarantine 2020

March, 2020 by kimberly_petree

The fresh outdoors have been protected so far from the Coronavirus....it was great to see people out enjoying the fresh air but far enough away from one another to not create panic! Not enough pet stations ¿¿!

Arkansas River Trail

Amazing trail

March, 2020 by securitytech78

Being from El Dorado, AR, where there is nowhere to safely bike and run, I am extremely grateful for the 2 rivers trail. Sadly I have to drive 2 hours to enjoy it but well worth it every time. This area alone is one reason I plan on leaving south arkansas the first chance I get. I appreciate the effort and hard work it has taken to build an area so beautiful. If I had any suggestions at all I would advice hiring a part time security bicyclist to be in the area from time to time. I think this may cut down on some of the breaking or enterings. I mean we see it as crime but criminals see it at opportunity. Guess if I was a criminal and never saw law enforcement present on the trails, I would for sure take advantage. But hey, there is crime everywhere and I would rather my vehicle be broken into while out enjoying the sunshine and beautiful scenery, vs sitting in the house and your vehicle get broken into any way. I give an A for the trail overall and would recommend it to anyone.

Arkansas River Trail

Good trail with some scenery

March, 2020 by oneluckybirdie

This is my home trail. Park at the Big Dam Bridge during daylight hours and you shouldn't have any problem with crime due to lots of people being around. It is also safe to park in the River Market downtown and rent a bike. Technically; it is about a 15 mile loop if you make a circle from the Big Dam Bridge to downtown on both sides of the river. I would only suggest this route EARLY on a Saturday or Sunday morning for newbies due to some safety/route/traffic issues on the Little Rock side along Cantrell Road and Dillard's headquarters. The two best routes 7 days/week: A: out and back from the Big Dam Bridge to Downtown on the North Little Rock side(14 miles roundtrip). B: out and back from the Big Dam Bridge to Two Rivers Park on the Little Rock side(10 miles roundtrip). Both routes are good. Two Rivers Park can be very crowded on a nice weekend morning. Be sure to take the long loop at Two Rivers park which goes along the Little Maumelle River. Overall the trail would be considered relatively flat. Nice scenery of the Arkansas river at several spots. The A & B routes are uninterrupted by cars except for a 0.3 mile shared street in North Little Rock which has very low traffic. Bathrooms are at the Big Dam Bridge on the Little Rock side, Two Rivers Park and Downtown North Little Rock. If time allows for a bonus; drive up the hill to Emerald Park in North Little Rock and ride the paved 2-3 mile trail along the ridge for a nice aerial view of downtown and the river. The Arkansas River Trail is as good as anything I've personally ridden in Florida, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

Great Trail for Family

December, 2019 by jason204

Great for the family. Easygoing ride on nice paved path.

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