Take a moment from the hustle and bustle of your getaway to enjoy one of the many places to take in the scenery in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Our trails and parks offer big open expanses, beautiful views, waterfalls, creeks and many amenities; we are sure to have the perfect place for you and your family. From walking trails to covered pavilions, learn more about our trails and parks below.
The 1.5 mile paved walking and biking trail winds through the natural rolling hills of the Ozark with scenic bridges and benches on what once was a 9-hole golf course.
Directions (from Town Center on Arkansas 340/Lancashire Boulevard): Take Arkansas 340 west. Go through the Highlands Gate. Turn right on Glasgow Road. Travel 3.8 miles. The trail is on the right.
This trail is perfect for families and beginners. The trailhead for the 2.2-mile loop trail is in a parking lot located in a semi-urban neighborhood, but as you start off on the trail the neighborhood atmosphere disappears quickly. The trail loops around a few times, and then elevation changes depending on the route you select, however remaining manageable.
Be sure to bring your camera to take photos of the waterfall and creek or just sit on the bench and enjoy the view, reflect and relax. As you head back down the trail, you will see a wooden bridge accessible to all.
Overall, this trail is perfect for an easy, quick getaway where you can experience nature and wildlife. Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed. We recommend bringing a jacket in the cooler months as the temperature gets lower around the waterfall.
With the many options available, Bella Vista has something for everyone.
Lake Bella Vista Walking Trail
Located on the southern edge of Bella Vista, technically in the Bentonville city limits, the 1.75-mile Lake Bella Vista paved trail is a great choice for people looking for a multi-use trail. The trail loops around Lake Bella Vista and is ideal for walking, running and biking. The park includes playground equipment, disc golf, picnic tables and benches.
Be sure to visit the adjacent Bella Vista Veterans Wall of Honor.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking for the Bella Vista Lake Trail is available in two parking lots within Bella Vista Lake Park. Both are located along the northern edge of the lake, with the main one accessible directly from US 71 (between Bentonville and the Missouri state line).