Bicycle and Pedestrian

NWA Heritage Trail Plan

The Heritage Trail Plan describes a regional network for proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the two counties of Northwest Arkansas, which combines the historic Butterfield Stagecoach Route, the Trail of Tears and Civil War trails into automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities that connect Northwest Arkansas citizens and visitors to heritage, recreational, and cultural assets, a healthier lifestyle, and to each other. The entire network can be seen, at a minimum, as a bicycle route with improvements along the route providing safety for bicyclists. Within the more populated areas, where pedestrian traffic is anticipated, the improvements will also accommodate safe pedestrian travel.

These routes are marked with unique signage and are promoted with informational brochures. As such, the Heritage Trail system can double as an auto tour guiding citizens and visitors to the region’s attractions and points of interest. The full Plan is considered a part of the 2040 MTP and is included in Appendix F.

Heritage Trail Plan Narrative

NWA Heritage Trail Plan Map (3.3 mb PDF)

NWA Heritage Trail Plan Interactive Map