One of the reasons people flock to the Bentonville area is that there’s an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy. When the hustle and bustle of civilization gets you down, it’s easy to escape to the great outdoors. There’s plenty of hunting and fishing options to be had, but if the hiking life calls to you, you’re in luck.
Our corner of Arkansas is ripe for the hiking. Even the team at Burnett Real Estate Team knows that sometimes you must leave the office behind and reconnect with nature. Just check out some of these great options if you’re all about the hike life.
Distance: 7.3 miles
A looped trail near Bentonville, Burns Park Trail is just a short drive north from Bentonville to North Little Rock, Arkansas. This rocky trail features scenic lookout points, as well as two bridges. If you’re looking for a nice getaway, Burns Park is the place to be; aside from the trail, the park offers a seasonal amusement park, campground, and other amenities for your enjoyment.
Distance: 1.5 miles
Devil’s Den Park near West Fork, Arkansas, Devil’s Den Trail features two amazing sights worth seeing: the Devil’s Den, and the Devil’s Ice Box. White Nose Syndrome spread through the bat population in 2010, causing the caves to be closed temporarily—so don’t count on going spelunking! If you anticipate needing a good night’s rest after all of the excitement, cabin rentals are available.
Distance: 15 miles
Also tucked within the confines of Devil’s Den Park, Butterfield Hiking Trail is not for the faint of heart. This strenuous trail offers an abundance of scenic overlooks and unique rock formations. A rocky terrain and several elevation changes make Butterfield Hiking Trail a challenge chocked full of rewards. Free permits are required in order to conquer the Butterfield Hiking Trail, so be sure to stop by the park office before taking this trail on.
Distance: 2.2 miles
The Tanyard Creek Nature Trail is a beautiful hiking trail fit for hikers of all skills levels. Located in Bella Vista, this breathtaking trail features an abundance of wildlife, meadows, and even a waterfall of runoff from Windsor Lake. The trail is mostly paved, though there are sections of it which are made up of dirt, so be sure to wear appropriate shoes to conquer this one.
Blowing Springs Trail
Distance: 3.8 miles
This looped hiking trail is perfect for hikers who aren’t looking for a major challenge. The four mile loop features waterfalls and caves—perfect for a curious wanderer hoping to experience some of nature’s true beauty. It connects with Slaughter Pen mountain biking trail, for those who prefer to go on wheels rather than on foot.
Distance: .3 – 1.5 miles
Many people come to Crystal Bridges Museum to visit the art displays, but few realize that there are six hiking trails which are also available to the public! Each of the trails offer dynamic views, different slopes, and are made up of various surfaces, so be sure to check each of them out!
Ready to Hike On Over?
From trails for novices, to trails for more experienced outdoor lovers, there’s a place for everyone in Bentonville and its surrounding areas. If you’re interested in learning more about what Bentonville has to offer you, Contact Us today, and let the team at Burnett Real Estate Team forge a trail to your dream house!