Butterfield Trail For Mountain Biking

The 6th most popular mountain bike trail in Arkansas.

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Northwest of Fort Smith near Fayetteville in the Ozark National Forest, the 15 mile Butterfield Trail is a great mountain biking loop through the lush hardwoods and rock outcroppings of the Ozarks. Starting from Devils Den State Park at the Lee Creek headwaters, the BT follows the creek south past many nice swimming holes, especially where Lee Creek meets Blackwater Creek.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Fort Smith, head north on US 540 to the Winslow exit. Proceed west on SR 74 for 7 miles into DDSP and use parking area at Camp A.

Overall, Butterfield Trail is the 6th most popular mountain bike trail of all 14 mountain biking rides in Arkansas. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Butterfield Trail including Mill Creek Trail, Spy Rock Trail and Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail.

Butterfield Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Ozark National Forest (479) 964-7200; DDSP (501) 761-3325; Arkansas Visitors (800) NATURAL.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike! The Ozarks" from Steve Henry

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Russelville

Breakfast Restaurant:  Catalpa Cafe, Catalpa

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/osfnf

GPS:  35.77965, -94.25023

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  10817

Butterfield Trail Mountain Biking Map


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