Kids bicycling and biking in Bentonville, Arkansas

Planning Your Trip

We love helping family cyclists visiting NW Arkansas make the most of your time here. 

Scroll down for a curated list of our favorite family rides around OZ Trails / NWA.

Please reach out for any trip planning advice you need – we’d love to talk to you!

Step 1: Understand the Buddy Pegs Paw Ratings

We categorize little riders using the ‘paws’ of our bike riding animals from the World of Buddy Pegs picture books and storytelling podcasts. Once you figure out where your little rippers are on our rating system, it will be easy to pick the right family rides when you travel to NW Arkansas.

Step 2: Decide which trail network you want to ride.

OZ Trails can be a bit confusing when you first arrive. You’re not alone! 

Understanding exactly where all the different trail networks are takes a minute to figure out. OZ Trails is a broad geographic branding of all the various ride spots between Bella Vista to the North, Fayetteville to the South, and Eureka Springs to the East.

We have segmented our trail recommendations below into geographic ride zones to help you get an easy grip on how the OZ Trails network is laid out.

Bella Vista

Ride From Buddy Pegs HQ

Come see us and launch your next family ride right from Buddy Pegs!

We sit right on the Bella Vista greenway, have loads of parking. and miles of family mtb and pathway rides for all ages and ability levels.

Other Bella Vista Trail Heads:

Blowing Springs

Lake Ann / Back 40 

Little Sugar / Tweety Bird

Bella Vista Bentonville Arkansas bicycling with kids

Bella Vista 1 & 2 Paw Rides

1 & 2 Paw Lake Bella Vista Out & Back from Buddy Pegs - 2.8 miles
1 & 2 Paw Buddy Pegs HQ to Blowing Springs Caves - 5.8 miles



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Bella Vista 3 & 4 Paw Rides

4 Paw Flood Zone to Rabbit Hole - 4.5 Miles
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Bella Vista Pump Tracks & Skills Areas

Metfield Pump Track & Skills Park - All Paw Levels
Blowing Springs Concrete Pump Track

Bentonville - Slaughter Pen

Slaughter Pen

Slaughter Pen is easily accessed from downtown Bentonville or multiple trailheads tothe North.

Kids of all ages will love the All American Trail and Crystal Bridges Museum greenway trail that descend into miles and miles of mountain bike trails for all ability levels, and easy, flat pathway riding.

Trailheads and Parking

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art bicycling with kids

Slaughter Pen 1 & 2 Paw Rides

3 & 4 Paw All American - 0.9 Miles



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Slaughter Pen 3 & 4 Paw Rides

3 & 4 Paw Trash Creamery Ice Cream - 4.8 Miles
3 Paw Art Ride - Downtown Bentonville > Momentary > Crystal Bridges Museum - 3.7 Miles



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Bentonville - Coler Mountain Preserve

Color Mountain Bike Reserve

Color is a true gem hidden in plain sight in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. This 300 acre nature preserve is a must ride destination.

Enjoy the paved, rolling greenway trail that follows the creek or spread out on the adjacent mountain bike trails catering to all ability levels.

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve riding with kids

Coler Mountain Preserve 1 & 2 Paw Rides

1 & 2 Paw Applegate Trail - 1.6 Miles



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Coler Mountain Preserve 3 & 4 Paw Rides

4 Paw The Ridge Line - 0.4 Miles



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Bentonville - Other in Town Rides

Other in Town Rides

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Other In-Town Rides 1 & 2 Paw Rides

2 & 3 Paw Wolf Pack - 1.2 Miles



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Other In-Town Rides 3 & 4 Paw Rides

2 & 3 Paw Wolf Pack - 1.2 Miles
3 & 4 Paw Moma Bear - 0.5 Miles
3 & 4 Paw Ravine Trail - 0.4 Miles



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Rogers

Railyard Bike Park

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Hobbs State Park

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Rogers - Hobbs State Park 3 & 4 Paws

4 Paw Karst Family Loop - 7.6 Miles



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Springdale

Runway Bike Park

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Mt. Fitzgerald

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Fayetteville

Mount Kessler

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Lake Weddington

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Gregory Park

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Devil's Den State Park

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Eureka Springs

Lake Leatherwood

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The Great Passion Play

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Adult Rides

Adult Rides

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Other Great Rides

Mt Nebo

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1 & 2 Paw Family Rides

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3 Paw Family Rides

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4 Paw Family Rides

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Renting Bikes

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