The Backbone of NWA


Trailblazing Transportation

From cyclists to runners and everything in between, the Razorback Greenway is used in a variety of different ways we hadn’t dreamed of 20 years ago. These 40 miles of paved trail connect our communities while showcasing the best of what our region has to offer. The Greenway provides access to art, culture and commerce –  helping to keep our community active and economically resilient.


A Greener Way to Go


Seven Cities. One Trail.

The Razorback Greenway became a reality through an innovative collaboration between local city governments, the Northwest Arkansas Planning Commission, University of Arkansas and the Walton Family Foundation. Here’s the history of how it became the backbone of Northwest Arkansas.

Greenway FAQ’s

Why the detours in Bentonville?

Bentonville is undergoing a few long-term projects which have caused a number  of detours along the Razorback Greenway. Since these detours are expected to take a while, we’re working closely with the city to make sure routes are accurately mapped and up-to-date. You can check out the Razorback Greenway social media pages as well as the Interactive Map for the latest info on detours in Bentonville.

Best places to stay/eat?

There are so many options along the Greenway, we couldn’t possibly list them all! You can check out the Interactive Map to see some sponsored local businesses along the trail, or visit our cities’ tourism websites for the best local eats you can find.

When will there be an east/west extension?

The Razorback Greenway was created with the intention of being a North/South corridor through Northwest Arkansas. As the demand for more routes has grown, municipalities have started constructing their own spurs connecting communities and areas throughout the region back to the original Greenway system. As of now, there are no plans to add a single East/West expansion to the Razorback Greenway.

When will the Greenway go to Fort Smith?

Extending the Razorback Greenway to Fort Smith would require more than doubling the length of the existing trail system. We do love to dream big, but right now there’s no plan to expand south.

Where are the best sections to take my kids?

The Greenway is an inclusive, family-friendly environment! Hit the trail near one of the many community parks along the route and enjoy playgrounds, splash pads and more, venture to a more secluded area to spend some quality time in nature, or head downtown for a spot to shop and eat. The options are endless! You can visit the Interactive Map to see more about what amenities are available for you and your family along the trails.

Are dogs allowed on the Greenway?

We love hitting the trails with our furry friends, and we hope that you will too! It is important, however, to remember to pick up after your pets and follow any leash laws or other city ordinances regarding dog walking. Please be courteous to other users of the trail and have a blast with your four legged pals.

How can I report hazards/maintenance concerns?

If you notice any maintenance issues or concerns while traversing the Razorback Greenway, you can contact us at hello@razorbackgreenway.org or (479) 957-2159, or contact the Parks & Recreation department of the city where the issue is located. In the event of an emergency on the trail, dial 911.


Know Before You Go


The Greenway is for everyone. Please respect everyone’s trail experience whether they are a pedestrian, skater, cyclist, or wheelchair user.


Always maintain control on the trail as you bike, skate, run or walk. Pay attention to others as you approach, keeping a safe distance.


Use the rules of the road when passing on bicycles, scooters or skates. Never go into the left lane in front of oncoming trail users. Alert others as you pass.


All dogs should be on a leash or fastened in a traveling device. Please keep leashed dogs close and allow other trail users to safely pass.


The speed limit on the trail is a maximum of 15 miles per hour. However, slower speeds are expected when approaching groups of pedestrians.


Keep our trails pristine for future generations to enjoy. Take nothing but pictures while using the Razorback Greenway and leave nothing behind.


A safe space to stretch your legs. Enjoy miles of paved path—a perfect place to relax and unwind or get to where you need to go.


Cycling, skating, or scooting—take your pick! Our versatile, two-way trail system lets you choose your own way to get from point a to point b.


Find your way through NWA—experience the sights and spaces that connect this community. Think: parks, public art, and more.


What’s Up Ahead

Get the latest news, updates, and information about upcoming happenings on the Greenway.