Coyote Cave and Butterfield Trails Loop

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Coyote Cave and Butterfield Trails Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, Arkansas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Loop

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Some of the best mountain biking the United States has to offer is available right here in Arkansas thanks to new trails like this one. Lots of folks have heard about Fitzgerald, but not everyone has had a chance to go and check it out. The $1.16 million system was funded by the Walton Family Foundation and is built on 130-acres of land near Bayyari Park, which are owned and maintained by the City of Springdale and Springdale Water Utilities. It features 10-miles of soft-surface trails and includes something for everyone-from beginner-level biking and hiking trails to intermediate cross-country loops to some massive, double black diamond jump lines. Beginner features: The beginner-level features are accessed from Bayyari Park and include a small, gravel pump track next to the park pavilion. A 2-mile beginner loop (name TBA) is also located by the park and serves as a great warmup run if you're headed north across Dodd Avenue to the rest of the system. The loop also provides access to the jump lines. The pump track is next to the pavilion at Bayyari Park. The beginner loop includes a tunnel underneath an optional jump line bridge roll-in above. The beginner loop also passes below a giant gap on the jump line above. Jump lines: The jump lines are absolutely stunning, but be warned. They are very much expert-level trails with huge gaps and giant kickers. They are still under construction, but should be complete by the end of November. A bridge roll-in serves as the start to one of the jump lines. Butterfield Trail: Butterfield Trail is an intermediate cross-country trail that provides access to four other trails on the mountain. It can be ridden as a 2.4-mile loop, or you can take it to the hub at the top of the mountain. It includes several dirt berms and a few optional gap jumps. You can ride in either direction, but it's faster and feels more flowy when ridden counter-clockwise. Coyote Cave is a black diamond trail that's accessed from either Butterfield near the bottom of the mountain or the hub at the top. The trail passes by several bluffs and a cave. Nearly half of the trail surface is placed rock.

1 month ago

Great trail! it starts off very easy and is not surrounded by so much nature BUT it switches pretty fast to an experience from another world!

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1 month ago

Will definitely be back! Tons of shade, close to town, can do a long or short hike. Bathrooms available at the beginning. A lot of parking available.

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rocky
2 months ago

Nice trail. Lots of construction noise. Trails need to be marked a little more clearly. There was a few times I wasn’t sure which way to go. Lots of deep bicycle tracks on trail.

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3 months ago

The first mile of the trail was extremely muddy since the surface is mostly dirt not rock due to rain that morning. It's a nice out and back loop that doesn't repeat too much.

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4 months ago

Fun bit of time outside but definitely still kind of in the suburbs. Seems to be more of a mountain bike trail but still a fun outing.

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4 months ago

Didn’t do all of Butterfield - but will go back to complete!

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rocky
4 months ago

I planned this hike not knowing it was a mountain bike trail. It definately is a destination Mountain bike system with more trails than this one located here. OK to hike but I wouldn't do it on the weekends. It has to be crazy busy with mountain bikers on the weekend.

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5 months ago

Gorgeous

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