Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
8 days ago

This is a very easy walk on a paved pathway. if you start at what the guide says is the trail head, you have a very nice and quick lollipop trail to follow. However you are parking on the side of a busy street. If you go to the west side of the park there is plenty of parking in a marked parking lot, which might be a better place to leave your car.

The trail itself is suitable for everyone and is along a paved pathway. There are a few spots where the trees have created un uneven surface in the pavement that may make it difficult for a very short section to someone in a wheel chair.

The path following the creak was very nice and you could hear lots of different birds. If made you think your sound machine for white noise was stuck on the birds setting. For the time I had on this trip to Fayetteville, this trail got me outside and I learned about a park I had not visited before.

trail running
12 days ago

It was really beautiful but seriously difficult to follow the trails out here.

hiking
19 days ago

Kristen and I did this trail on trip to fayetteville. So close to town but the trails are great! Big trees. Cool rocks. Nice views. Lots of elevation change. Loved it. It is now a trail system that is a bit confusing as we did not have map. But trails are great fun.

Beautiful, very well maintained trail. we followed the outermost circle, but there are quite a few places to shorten the hike if needed. Perfect for hiking, trail running, or mountain biking.

If you want to run a rustic trail this is it. decently marked with red markers. Overall good trail

Poorly marked trail. Without this App I would have been lost. But, with AllTrails I backtracked and found my way. Going clockwise the uphill trek was rocky and strenuous but once we leveled out it was easy to moderate. Nice hike!

trail running
2 months ago

Quick simple trail. Fayetteville’s little gem. They’ve been constructing a mountain bike trail through but doesn’t mess up the flow of the original trail. Great daily run.

excellent trail!

hiking
2 months ago

I liked the trail. It's in need of some TLC but still enjoyable.

Seemed like it was uphill a lot but it was really pretty and curvy and interesting and it really felt like I've burned a lot of calories I enjoyed myself.

Great place to spend a day. Trailhead is no longer accessible from HWY 62(Main Street). You must use the Kessler Mountain park entrance on Cato Springs Road.

mountain biking
5 months ago

A very good trail. Part is a gravel road for a short distance then the rest is excellent single track. You first climb then it down hill. Great fun. Well constructed and marked

hiking
5 months ago

Trail can be confusing at times and opens into a couple fields that you have to figure your way through. Also ran into some cows, which was interesting although our dog was not fond of them haha. It was a pretty easy trail tho, just wish we were able to get closer to the water.

walking
5 months ago

Nice little trail for a quick dog walk. Take 20-30min to walk around.
Good parking.

hiking
5 months ago

It was a nice trail with a few neat gates to pass thru.

trail running
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Good dog walk. Beautiful park. Pavement all around, make it easy walking or running. Not so exciting doh.
Has picnic areas and a jungle gym.
Would recommend it!!

This trail is closed (11/1/17)...at least the rock city entrance. Anyone know why??

Love this walk for its convenience, beautiful plants, and friendly folks (and dogs)!

8 months ago

Nice trail that is paved. Has everything a regular park has and a beautiful creek along with it!

hiking
9 months ago

It's not a peaceful trail because the traffic is so near you but it is a simple trail.

hiking
10 months ago

It's a very nice paved trail but if you do not know where you are going then you will get lost because there are other trail heads.

10 months ago

This trail starts out great with nice views of the water. Once you get tithe cow pasture just go back as there are limited markers, the ones there are confusing, most of it is mud and cow mess, etc. This trail had a lot of potential but was just all over the place. My dog loved the cows!

walking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

The "trailhead" is kinda in a weird spot, for whatever that's worth. The trail just sorta starts next to a road. No place to park and nowhere to walk up to it that isn't on a road. So, don't think that you need to start there. It's real silly. Especially since they put that new parking lot in on Gregg by the Joyce intersection. That thing is as dope as a parking lot can be.

Alright, the trail itself. For being a paved trail running through (and under) a city, it's actually pretty pleasant. The convenience of location, lots of trees everywhere , birds, and other critters running around make up for any of the slight annoyances encountered due to being in a city. Like noise pollution... or mysterious super hardcore fences topped with barbed wire that you'd think someone would care about since they went to all the trouble of putting it up but maybe they really don't care because it was knocked down and no one fixed it.

The trail dumps out at Veteran's Park (Lake Fayetteville) and gives you access to the NWA Mall. So, that's nice I guess.

All in all, it's a part of the Razorback Greenway which is a nice thing to have and it's a nice part of it at that. But it's not like it's a real nature trail. It's a very small road for people and bikes.

hiking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fun and easy trail

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

I had absolutely no trouble finding my way on this trail. There are frequent blazes (some old, some newer and bluer), and where there aren't blazes, there's blue tape tied to or hanging from the trees. Some helpful soul has also tied strips of cloth to the trees in the trickier parts. The path through the pasture is clear, it looks like someone comes in with a lawn mower and keeps it visible. Easy peasy.

This is a lovely flat and easy trail which follows the lake edge. The rock wall is amazing - it goes on and on and on. The process of building it, particularly in the middle of the woods, must have been back-breaking. You can follow it for pretty much as long as you want, and turn around any time.

We did not see any signs of the old rookery, and we wandered in the woods quite a ways. The blazes and tape keep going, though we lost them eventually and turned back.

What might deter you from this trail are the cows. Part of this is clearly their regular stomping ground, and the deep mud and cow piles (also deep!) are there to prove it. Don't go after it's been raining (my mistake) if you'd like to stay tidy. The actual cows were curious about us, but not aggressive. They'd moved on entirely when we came back through the pasture.

trail running
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

pretty area, picturesque, but I lost trail in the pasture about half a mile in. all in all a great evening, but I'm a little wary of running through open range...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Perfect for active dogs

on Rookery Trail

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Enjoyed my day on Rookery, but lost the trail about half way through in the field after the small creek. The blue markers on the trees were adequate prior to this. This caused me to trek into some other fields bordering the water, and witnessed some beautiful wildlife, mushrooms, and flowers. Wished I could have completed it, but still a great day with my dog.

nature trips
Monday, May 02, 2016

we love this park, the creek is the best part

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