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Northwest Arkansas Delivers New Destinations to Ride – and Relax

September 7, 2018
Coler Mountain Bike Preserve adds miles of diversity to the region’s expanding trail system

This summer, we seized opportunities that helped us reach ambitious trail-building milestones across Northwest Arkansas. From doubling down on Bella Vista trails to building the largest pump track in the U.S. in Springdale, the Oz Trails network continues to grow.

We are building on that momentum by formally introducing the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, a public recreation destination in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Coler will provide a singular experience where cyclists can get a taste of almost every type of trail the region offers, nestled within its 300 acres. The preserve will also be a tranquil environment to feel revitalized and where each person, regardless of age or ability, can participate in active recreation.

Trails, greenways, a café, tent and hammock camping sites, streams and wetlands will intersect to provide a venue where the community and our guests connect with the natural world. And it’s all minutes from downtown.

As we close in on 400 miles of trails and paved paths, this progress demonstrates people in the region value our trails. We are committed to living up to our reputation as an emerging powerhouse destination for mountain biking.

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    Bikers can climb nearly 30 feet in the air to reach the precedent-setting Peak One Hub, which features radiating downhill trails of varying difficulty.
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    Advanced riders can test their skills on Rock Solid, Coler’s double black diamond downhill trail.
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    Visitors will be able to view the restored Coler Creek and surrounding wetlands through overlooks, boardwalks and stepping stone crossings.
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    Coler’s camping and hammocking sites will offer easy access to the preserve’s natural-surface trails, tent platforms, fire pits, seating and showers.
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Comments (3)
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Jason Hanson
Thank you so much for all the work you have done in NWA. I first visited about a month ago and immediately feel in love I already found a job and a home. I start work Jan 2nd. This is a MTB dream come true. If you could get me a list of groups I can get involved with including Park boards that would be amazing. I have already been spreading the word to all my Miami Peeps and they are stoked to come shred. Thanks, Jason Hanson
Walton Family Foundation
We love Coler because of its close proximity to downtown Bentonville, but the travel time varies depending on your exact starting point. We’ll schedule a live test to confirm the trip duration on the next sunny day!
Josh & Susan Hollander
Seriously not trying to be snarky, but how is it possible to get to Coler from downtown in five minutes by bike? One would need to pedal 60+ mph to arrive in 5 minutes. Please share your route. Thanks!
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