City-organized trails work day this Saturday

Volunteer maintenance day will help control vegetation, repair storm damage


The Back 40 trails remain closed at this time due to the recent rains. In an effort to repair damage and control springtime vegetation, the City of Bella Vista is having a city-organized volunteer trails maintenance day starting at 8 a.m. this Saturday, May 6.

We will meet at the Lake Ann trailhead — off Trafalgar Road on Castleford Drive. Participants of any ability are welcome, and families are encouraged to bring their children and get involved in their local trail system management.

Participants should bring tools if they have any available. Tools that would be useful include weed eaters, loppers, rakes, hoes, etc. Participants should also bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent.

The NWA Trailblazers will provide breakfast to participants. It would be helpful if those planning to attend would respond that they are going to The Back 40 Trails Facebook event — — by Friday afternoon so we can get a head count for food.




Back 40 guided wildflower and native plant hike rescheduled  

Hike set for Saturday, June 24 Mark

Greedy Goats back at it next week in Bella Vista

Goats used to control vegetation in areas near city trails   The Greedy Goats will be back at it next week

Botanist to lead native-plant hike

NOTE: Due to rain, this hike has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 4.

U of A geologist to lead hike on Back 40 trails

Out and back hike will be approximately 1.75 miles

Back 40 Trail Festival race courses announced

  Event to offer three distances in running and mountain biking races  

The Back 40 map is here!

Click here for a printabl

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