Lake Fayetteville Trail

MODERATE 123 reviews

Lake Fayetteville Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, Arkansas that features a waterfall 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.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

Lake Fayetteville Trail is the one of the most popular of Parks and Recreation's Trails. The trail loops the lake with a combination of paved and natural surface shared by walkers, runners, and bikers. There is a variety of flora and fauna in natural settings as well as beautiful views of the lake, so take your camera. The trail offers benches, playgrounds and picnic areas, restrooms, informational kiosks and lighting. Be sure to stop at the rest areas on the beautiful, award winning, bridge spanning the lake spillway.

hiking
3 days ago

Pretty easy trail with a beautiful view the majority of the time of the lake. My dog loved the trail!

walking
19 days ago

Well maintained. Beautiful and relaxing.

trail running
24 days ago

Love this run

mountain biking
1 month ago

This is a fun beginners trail for single track mountain bikers. The trail south of the lake is a bit more challenging due to roots and rocks, but overall a fun trail. there is a paved trail that runs close by and occasionally both trails will cross paths.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for an afternoon hike. Especially suited for biking. Family friendly trail.

road biking
3 months ago

This is a great trail for road biking , mountain biking, or hiking. This trail links conveniently to the NWA Greenway.

hiking
5 months ago

We haven't visited since January, and they've done a lot of work on the trails! The dirt trail around the lake has been cleared nicely, and wooden walkways and bridges have been added in two parts. This is a great hike if you're looking for an escape from the face-full-of-spider-webs experience you'll be getting on more remote trails right now. Even though this is a well-traveled trail, you'll still get some alone time.

road biking
6 months ago

Very beautiful, great exercise. Well laid out. Scenery is great!

road biking
6 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

Very nice paths, occasionally can get confused as to which way is the path but has improved greatly.

walking
8 months ago

I like to get out there early on the weekends, before the trails fill up with cyclers and walkers. It makes for a very peaceful walk, with the deer and other critters.

walking
8 months ago

Very busy area. Lots of cyclists making the unpathed areas not conducive to trail running. I did enjoy the other areas.

8 months ago

Great family trail

hiking
8 months ago

The natural trail isn't too shabby. There are definitely some beautiful stretches but there are also sections that are almost uncomfortably close to busy roads and the sound of cars is near constant anywhere on the trail. All in all its a good place for a quick hike if you're in the area already.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Perfect for running and trail running

hiking
11 months ago

A nice trek around the lake, and if you don't mind wandering a bit, you don't need to spend much time on the paved path and can trek nearly all the way around the lake in the surrounding woods.

I'm not sure where AllTrails puts the trailhead, but a nice option is to park in the lot near the Botanic Gardens off of Crossover.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Doesn't get any better for a trail in the city. Easy for all. There are three parks and plenty of areas to sit and rest if needed. I would recommend you ch close it out if you're in the area and want a quick trip.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Great for those who want to walk their dogs, run, or cycle. Not enough nature emersion for me, but still a nice trail!

walking
Friday, August 26, 2016

Great running/walking and cycling trail. Not really a place for outdoor exploration as such but there are some nice spots that you can go off the trail and explore the woods or around the waters edge.

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