The Back 40
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — 5 A.M. to 10 P.M. DAILY
Pure Arkansas singletrack: Nearly 40 miles of trails designed and built for mountain biking but also open to use by pedestrians.
Back 40 Trails data survey
A trail impact and usage study was conducted by a University of Arkansas doctoral student within the Department of Health and Human Performance over a two-week period during spring 2018. Data was obtained by a digital survey circulated via City of Bella Vista social media sites. The survey determined the characteristics of trail users, including demographic information and usage patterns; sections of trail used most frequently and primary reasons for trail usage; and spending patterns of trails users, including amount spent of gear, meals, and lodging and overnight stays.
Click here to read complete survey data report.
TRAILHEADS AND PARKING (Trailhead and Parking Map)
Blowing Springs Trailhead
From U.S. 71 northbound: Right (east) on Mercy Way (which becomes Blowing Springs Road after stop sign) for .5 miles, trailhead on the right.
Metfield Pump Track
From U.S. 71 northbound: Right (east) on Trafalgar Road for 2.4 miles, right on Commonwealth Road for .6 miles, parking is on the right.
Metfield Cart Barn
From U.S. 71 northbound: Right (east) on Trafalgar Road for 2.4 miles, right on Commonwealth Road for 1.1 miles, parking is on the right.
Buckingham Trailhead — Trafalgar Road and Buckingham Drive
Bella Vista Community Church
From U.S. 71 northbound: Exit exit 98 (Lancashire Blvd), right (east) on Lancashire Blvd. for .6 miles. The trailhead is on the left.
From U.S. 71 northbound: Right (east) off exit 98 (Lancashire Blvd.) for 4.3 miles, right on Bethnal Road, first right on Kettering Circle.