Monday, April 1, 2013

Lake Fayetteville Paved Loop Complete

The roughly 5.5 mi. paved loop around Lake Fayetteville is complete!  I biked it recently and it was great.  On the south side, the new section of paved trail feels more separated from the lake and woods than the dirt path and it has covered/impacted the dirt trail in places.  I assume the hiking/mountain biking trail will be rerouted to fix the spots where it is buried under 10 feet of fill and mulch, but I'm not sure.  Does anyone have any info on this?

Another update, this one a little sad: the title of State Champion Black Oak has been ceded to another massive tree after the giant at Lake Fayetteville succumbed to natural causes (or maybe death by chainsaw).

RIP Big Guy

View Lake Fayetteville Paved Trail in a larger map

My other blogs on Lake Fayetteville are at:

Arklahoma Hiker has great data and descriptions of the Lake Fayetteville trails at:


  1. Pssh, state champion. Have you spilled some of that sweet ambrosial trailsofarkansas blog exposure nector on Arkansas' national champ trees?

  2. I'm a recent transfer from Little Rock, and am looking for things to do with my small kids around Fayetteville. Thanks for posting all this information and maintaining this site.

  3. I assure you the old fella died from natural causes! I used to work for the City department that built the paved trail and they were VERY careful about damaging trees and planned the trail specifically to avoid as many trees as possible.

  4. Thanks for the kind comments about the Arklahoma Hiker trail summaries.