After getting an overhaul in 2013, (thanks to local volunteers from the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists) the Lake Fayetteville Trail blossomed into a solid offroad entry here in Northwest Arkansas, that remains a popular trail for riders of all skill levels.
Located right next to the Springdale Lewis & Clark location, The 7.2 mile trail winds around scenic Lake Fayetteville on mostly level, flowing terrain that is free of roots and other obstacles, which makes for a good destination for beginning mountain bikers. Several wooden bridges were also added during recent projects, along the north side of the lake, that adds to the scenery here and helps to enhance your ride. The trail also connects to the paved trail that circles Lake Fayetteville, which is part of the Razorback Greenway.
OUTFITTER ALEX MARTENS RIDING THROUGH A SERIES OF BERMED TURNS IN THE PINE GROVE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE LAKE. THIS IS A FUN SECTION THAT OFFERS BEGINNERS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO HONE THEIR SKILLS.
In addition to the main trail, construction was completed in Spring of 2016, of two mountain bike skills courses on the north side of the lake at North Shore Park. The beginner and intermediate courses offer kids and other more experienced riders an opportunity to improve their skills while riding over ramps, bridges, and other obstacles.
All of this adds up to a nice off-road destination, that is easily accessible for beginners and that is conveniently located for local residents.