Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain biking at Kessler Park

It's no longer a secret that Northwest Arkansas has some of the best mountain bike trails in the nation. The rugged Ozark mountains surrounding Fayetteville are prime real estate for off-road biking, and the city offers up some easy-to-access trails right in the city limits. These well-constructed and maintained trails offer opportunities for enthusiasts of all levels to get outdoors and explore the beautiful Ozark landscape on two wheels. Below are links to some of the longest and most popular City trails.  

The City of Fayetteville is grateful to The Ozark Offroad Cyclists, our partners in the planning, maintenance, and management of Fayetteville's soft-surface trails. 

Gregory Park Trail

Gregory Park Trail is a natural surface trail through a heavily wooded area in the middle of a busy commercial / residential area just off North College Avenue on Sycamore Street. The trail is a 0.9-mile loop with benches and a gazebo near the parking area and provides a great afternoon getaway in a very convenient location.

The recently completed Gregory Park Trail Improvement project was proposed by the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists (OORC), a NWA mountain bicycle advocacy group. The project established Gregory Park as a bike park that includes a one-mile perimeter trail for walkers and cyclists, as well as a concrete pump track, a skills course, and two separate one-direction, gravity-flow downhill bicycle trails, one for beginners and one for intermediate riders.

In addition to serving as public recreational trails, Gregory Park also serves as a practice course for nearby school teams participating in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) mountain biking programs for student athletes in the US.