Explore the most popular Forest trails near Fayetteville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rocky
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Very wet and muddy after a heavy rain. The trail for the most part is pretty accurate. It is really between 7.5 to 8.0 miles all together. It has some very beautiful views, so it’s worth the hike.

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muddy
over grown
rocky
washed out
9 days ago

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muddy
10 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

The hike is quite nice, but the map is way off. I hiked about 5 miles total, and didn't even get to the end before I turned around. It was quite late, and on the way back, I could hear coyotes not far off.

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muddy
21 days ago

really nice trail in good condition! I wish there had been more scenic areas, but other than that it was good.

This place is a great hike, I just wish that there were more scenic areas. but I've only been here like 3 times so I have lots to explore.

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muddy
22 days ago

Beautiful hike...many trail options.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for hiking, dog friendly. Beautiful views, wooded, close to home. My pups loved it and so did we; I recommend this hike to anyone wanting to get out and enjoy a beautiful day.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

The trail itself was just ok. I had to redirect my children from an area just off the trail where someone had set up camp or a home.....? Hard to tell.

needs a little TLC. fun to do but nothing spectacular.

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

It's a nice enough trail, with plenty of great views of the lake, but it also basically runs through several backyards (or at least close enough to the houses that you feel like you're in their backyard) and a few of them make it apparent that your presence isn't necessarily appreciated. Though, that was just my takeaway, so your mileage may vary on how worthwhile the trail is.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail. make sure you map your path, there are multiple trails that link to make a loop.

Nothing spectacular but really nice to have right in town. Some nice rocks to explore at the halfway point.

Good trail along the lake. I agree with others that it was kind of hard to follow at times, could have been because it was mostly covered with leaves. There were a few houses at different points and a nice little picnic area with a table. The first little bit of the trail is alongside the highway but in the woods. Others that we passed on the trail said they had seen eagles! As an avid hiker I would rate this as easy and not real strenuous. Nice walk through the woods though!

trail running
2 months ago

Well maintained and clearly marked trails. Plenty of parking st trail head beyond sports fields (my phone’s maps do not show the road continuing to the trail head, but it does).

a little bit rough trails but overall good corner of Fayetteville to get you in the dog lost for a couple hours.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a small city park for hiking and is now being changed to a small mountain bike park. Given how they have done others in NW AR I expect it will be an improvement

trail running
2 months ago

beautiful trail. good incline. a little hard to follow at times, especially with all the leaves and the turn around point was confusing but overall it was a good run for 3 mile trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Not a bad short trail that also connects to a trail that goes farther up the road, then the road to the top. One property has goats, so that's always a fun sight. After a good rain the trail follows a temporary larger stream, adding to a small sense of adventure. Too short of a trail, but at least it's woodsy and quiet and not a far drive.

hiking
2 months ago

It's a good, relatively secluded, in-town paved trail. The creek can have a lot of trash, but it's a forested area connecting Veteran's Memorial at Lake Fayetteville, the NWA Mall, and a random area in Johnson that few know about. I usually turn around before crossing 71 from the west because I don't see the point in finishing that last end of the trail when I can avoid the noise and stay in the woods. Overall, I appreciate its existence.

Great area, bad trail for hiking. It's designed with bicyclists in mind, which explains the myriad of close-knit loops all over the area, not just the mountain itself. They are in good condition, however, most of the actual mileage isn't on the official map or on most internet maps (though the dashed blue markings on this site look accurate). Definitely more than 2.2 miles, and the biking loops are excessive as a hiker, and easier to lose track of what you've done since the physical markers are also inconsistent. It's a fun place to get "lost" if you're up for an adventure and have enough food and water. It's in town, yet it feels wild and you can accidentally or intentionally make it a full day affair by attempting different directions on the many intersections. It's just a shame that it's not even appropriately marked.

hiking
2 months ago

Decent in-town trail. It's wooded, hilly, has a lot of adventurous little nooks, and it's only one section on the west side that seems less traversed and maintained. It wasn't crowded on a May Saturday, so that says a lot to me as someone who prefers semi-private walks.

hiking
2 months ago

I think the trail was still under construction when I went. It and the park all a whole were a mess: trash in the parking area, and the trail poorly defined and overgrown with bushes. It's also mostly within sight and certainly within sound of traffic, lacking the peace other city parks can have. However, at least it's woodsy, I found many unique fungi and a box turtle.

If you like to get your heart rate up, these are some great trails! Make sure to wear your boots too, trails are rocky. And in the fall season, they’re all covered with the fallen leaves which makes the rocks harder to navigate. All worth it when you see the views from some of the over looks.

hiking
4 months ago

We went in late October, and the leaves were amazing! Beautiful colors from inside & outside the forest! We did only about 4 miles of the trails, following the Last Call and Crazy Mary routes. Highly recommend!

trail running
5 months ago

This trail is much longer than 2.2 miles. There are several shortcuts and cross trails , but If you start at the trailhead on Happy Hollow Road and travel counter clockwise and stay on the outer path, you can travel over 5 miles. One spur leads to a water tower on top of Mount Sequoia. The overall trail may be a bit overgrown in chigger season, but it’s a good trail and you are never out of cell range.

hiking
6 months ago

I enjoyed the views on the back side of Mt Kessler.

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