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

Very nice trail. The best trail is called Enduro Flow. You can get a lot of speed and get some good air when you ramp.

This was a nice walk. I saw a lot of geese and had to dodge geese bombs on the sidewalk lol.

This was a trail that circles Creekmore park. It is a cute little park with a lot of friendly squirrels running around.

part of loop closed for construction. that was disappointing:(

This trail has cool things next to it like the gallows, a garden, and a view of the Arkansas river.

road biking
5 months ago

My family really likes this trail!

Really lovely jog. Took my pup here for a run in the AM and evening. There is a great water fountain for pups to keep them hydrated. The path is wide, clean, and not overly crowded with very pretty views.

This is in the Fort Smith National Historical Site, but you don't have to pay to walk the trail. It's pretty easy, with only slight inclines. It's also completely paved, so it's accessible.
There's information boards about the area & the river flows right alongside it. I recommend.

Good trail, not signed all that well. hard to know where you are. Without a doubt it is well worth it. I will be back to ride it again.

It's a nice trail. Some fairly recent additions of lightning and a few bench areas along the first part of the trail have been added. The extended trail has been paved with asphalt and goes through a corridor of trees and has few neat sights, like an old worn out bridge and a kayak launch area if you explore off to the sides a bit.

Really great for running.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Very nice

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I walked the paved trail top loop which is really exposed so the elements. I would recommend doing it in the early morning or late afternoon rather than in the middle of the day as there is little if any shade. This portion of the trail passes by the Amphitheater that overlooks part of the city; there are bathrooms and a shelter at this location which is nice if you need a pit stop.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A really nice trail system for walking and/or hiking. I stay to the paved trails, but there are many dirt trails for mountain biking as well. Doing the entire loop of trails back around Torraine Lake to the center of Ben Geren is close to 10 miles.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Lovely trails that lead into the woods by the Arkansas river past the closed loop around the pond. gorgeous nature scenery

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Flat, so way too easy for my overweight self. Concrete path so easy to navigate. No trees and no shade! Made this summer time hike miserable. Nice view of the River. But as far as hiking it's not even remotely desirable to return to hike. Bikes, I think I might give this one another go if I had a bike!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I love the Ben Geren bike trails and highly recommend them to anyone that loves to get out into the great outdoors. It's a lovely trail and has paved, off road biking and walking trails. It's almost like going on an adventure each and every time. I usually wind up walking about 4.5 to 6 miles, it can be quite a challenge sometimes with the loops and up hill climbs but that's exactly what I want in a good workout, plus the scenery is beautiful.

road biking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Great manicured trails... 0 to 450 feet right out of the gate where we took off from... we will be back

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A super trail! Entirely paved, it's a great multi-purpose trail for anyone, and it's wheelchair accessible. It's also SUPER wide, so cyclists can ride by and never get near walkers. It's also entirely lit by streetlights with a really pretty view of the river. The ONLY reason I gave it four stars is because there are no trash cans - which means if you pick up dog poop you get to carry the bag the entire trip.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Fun walking trail. Awesome view up @ the amphitheater. Great workout.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Nice level trail fro running, walking or riding. Quiet and near the river, good for bird watching. Even though it is in an urban area, it can seem a little isolated

Monday, July 25, 2016

Good paved trail for walking or bike riding. This trail has some challenging hills, and is a great mid distance loop.

Would be great if it had lights for night activities.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Excellent paved walked trails through wooded area. Minimal bike traffic on the shared paved paths. Lots of off road bike trails that criss cross the area.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Great walking and biking trails for couples and families of all ages.

mountain biking
Friday, October 02, 2015

There are multiple mountain bike trails in the area. They crisscross so much that I normally go out there planning to get lost and then find my way back via the paved trail. The mountain bike trails themselves are hard packed dirt with some roots and loose rocks. There is quite a lot of variety in terms of climbs, descents, and other features. It is regularly maintained by the local cycling club and other volunteers.

The easiest access is to either park at the parking lot by the water tower off of Massard or in Ben Geren Park by the frisbee golf course start. For the mountain bike trails, you will likely need a hard tail mountain bike at minimum. Any sort of bike will work for the paved trails.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

While this was probably built to be primarily a mountainbiking trail, I have been using it for hiking with my dog. Since I go early in the morning, so far I have only encountered one bike on the trails, and there was no problem getting out of the way. I am referring to the dirt trails, not the paved ones. If it has been raining, the lower trails stay wet for a while, but as you head up the hill, those drain nicely. I like being in the woods, and in mostly total shade while hiking. We scare up the occasional rabbit, which is always fun. This can be quite a work out, as there are some good hill sections. One loop seems to take me about an hour, and it's easy to loop several together if you want more of a hike.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Really fun trail! Great for intermediate riders who want to get a good work out!

road biking
Thursday, June 14, 2012

I've ridden this numerous time-road bike trail and it goes into Fort Chaffee and the loop is probably close to 9 miles-great ride, some hills and elevation climbs but it's not strenous-builds endurance and strength. I really love this trail.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Nice trail offers hard pack single track, rocky single track with modest down hill sections and paved dual track for road bikes. With all the trails that intersect the Ben Geren you can easily end up doing 10+ miles of all new mtb and rb trail.

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