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Back 40 Trails

Welcome to the Back 40 Trails, a premier outdoor destination nestled in the scenic hills of Bella Vista, Arkansas.

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Explore Natural Beauty

Welcome to the Back 40 Trails

Discover the Back 40 Trails, a sprawling outdoor paradise nestled in the picturesque hills of Bella Vista, Arkansas. This extensive trail system offers an exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains. Whether you're an avid hiker, mountain biker, or nature enthusiast, the Back 40 Trails provide a variety of experiences that cater to all skill levels.

Explore the winding paths and rugged terrain that wind through diverse landscapes, from tranquil woodlands to panoramic overlooks. Each trail offers something unique, whether you're seeking a leisurely hike, an exhilarating mountain biking adventure, or a peaceful trail run. The Back 40 Trails are more than just paths—they're a gateway to the beauty and serenity of Arkansas's natural environment.

As you traverse the trails, you'll encounter a rich diversity of wildlife and native flora, adding to the allure of the Ozark experience. From vibrant spring blooms to the rich hues of autumn, the changing seasons provide a stunning backdrop to your outdoor adventures.

Located in Northwest Arkansas, Bella Vista is renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities. The Back 40 Trails are a testament to this, offering access to stunning overlooks, tranquil woodlands, and a rich diversity of wildlife.

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Trails Overview

Explore the Back 40 Trails

Nestled in the scenic Bella Vista hills, the Back 40 Trails offer a diverse range of outdoor activities for all skill levels. Whether you're into mountain biking, hiking, or trail running, each trail section provides unique experiences. 

Trail Map: Located nearby, the Back 40 Trails map offers detailed navigation through the Ozark landscape, featuring trail names and highlights to guide your adventure. 

Trail Names and Highlights:

East Side Trails:

  • Lover's Leap Trail: 
  • Activities: Mountain biking, hiking, trail running 
  • Highlights: Stunning Ozark views, rocky outcrops
    Difficulty: Moderate | Skill Level: Intermediate 

  • Blowing Springs Loop: 
  •  Activities: Hiking, trail running
  •  Highlights: Blowing Springs Park, waterfall, historic springs 
  • Difficulty: Easy | Skill Level: Beginner 

West Side Trails: 

  •  The Ledges: 
  • Activities: Mountain biking, hiking, trail running 
  • Highlights: Technical features, panoramic views 
  • Difficulty: Advanced | Skill Level: Experienced 

  • Razorback Ridge: 
  • Activities: Hiking, trail running
  • Highlights: Scenic views of Lake Bella Vista 
  • Difficulty: Moderate | Skill Level: Intermediate 

This summary outlines the trail names, activities, and highlights of Bella Vista's Back 40 Trails on both the East and West sides, accompanied by a reference to the nearby trail map for navigation, accessible via [this link].

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