Study: Northwest Arkansas Producing Incredible Trail Usage

The usage of Northwest Arkansas is on par with cyclists in San Francisco and pedestrians in San Diego County, a study made public this week shows.

The trail usage study, commissioned by The Walton Family Foundation, showed Northwest Arkansas paved trails and mountain bike paths are being used as much as they are in those larger metropolitan areas.

The study showed three sections of the Scull Creek Trail in Fayetteville are seeing more than 150,000 cyclists a year, and all three sections were among the five busiest places for cyclists on the 37-mile Razorback Regional Greenway. Other exceptionally busy cycling spots were on Frisco Trail, which runs through the heart of Fayetteville, and the North Bentonville Trail, the trail's northernmost section.

Two trails areas are approaching 300,000 annual pedestrian users. They are the Frisco Trail in Fayetteville and the Crystal Bridges Trail, the beautiful section of the Razorback Regional Greenway that makes its way across the property of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

There’s more information about the study available on a webpage maintained by The Walton Family Foundation.