101 Town Center, P.O. Box 5655, Bella Vista, AR 72714 (479)876-1255


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The creation of a trail system: It literally takes a village.

When Bella Vista was founded more than a half century ago, it was the recreational abundance that drew people here: deep woods, expansive bluffs, serene waterside views. The original Bella Vista Village invited those who delighted in this natural setting to come visit and then to stay.

Decades later, the gems hidden in hollows continue to be revealed. And now, with the creation first of the Back 40 and now the Little Sugar trail systems, this natural paradise can be experienced, explored, enjoyed by those on a bike or on foot.

More than two years in the making, the Little Sugar trail system is ready for you. Watch this creation of a 50-mile trail system and what can be accomplished through collaboration and investment in infrastructure. The end product? Enhanced access to natural beauty otherwise hidden, increased recreational opportunity and an overall enriched quality of life for those who live here and those who will wish they do. Join us in celebrating this masterpiece of world-class trails right here at home, just west of US 71, and the work it took to get us here.

Hikers on Rillington bridge

Bella Vista is an outdoor adventurer's paradise! Whether it's

mountain biking, hiking, golf, kayaking or something else, this city has what you're looking for. 

Did you know? The city's public trail systems, The Back 40 and Little Sugar Trails, offer 100 miles of trails within city limits designed and built for mountain biking, but also open to pedestrians. Most other amenities — golf courses, lakes, fitness centers, tennis courts, etc. — are owned and operated by the Bella Vista Property Owners Association. 


The Back 40 Trails
Little Sugar Trails
Trailheads and Parking
Trail maps:
   • NWA Trails
   • Oz Trails
   • Trailforks

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