56.9 miles
Distance
5,086 ft
Climb
-5,087 ft
Descent
1,370 ft
High Point

Starting from downtown bentonville heading out to tunnel vision connecting over to back forty loop and back to downtown for 50+ of the best miles in a day.

Detailed Description
Bentonville Bella Back Loop is a 57 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Bentonville Arkansas. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 19 trails. This route climbs 5,086 ft with a max elevation of 1,370 ft then descends -5,087 ft.
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37 Reviews & Comments

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jtambord (3 days ago)
Is Tunnel Vision open now at the Hwy 340 crossing? Was there in April and it was closed..
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Rugerman92 (Jul 10, 2022 at 16:49)
Trail All-American
Closed at north a street
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trusstruss (Jun 20, 2022 at 8:11)
Another perfectly constructed Bville trail! XC goodness!
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trusstruss (Jun 20, 2022 at 7:33)
Favorite sections: the downhill heading to Snacks Attack. And then heading north from Snacks Attack next to the river.
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trusstruss (Jun 20, 2022 at 7:29)
So much climbing! If it’s hot and humid, beware. Take more water than you think you need. I vote CCW.
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LeBigProd (Jun 16, 2022 at 19:21)
Beautiful trail. Loved every second of it.
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etasber (Apr 23, 2022 at 14:19)
Just know whenever you climb a switchback, that climb will often be easted on a similar switchback descent. But plenty of flowy descents too.
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trusstruss (Jan 31, 2022 at 18:55)
Trail All-American
Genius trail building. A trip to BVille without a descent of the AA trail is a fail.
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rageify (Dec 30, 2021 at 17:18)
Trail Hammer Down
Best flo tech trail...great place to practice
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BentonvilleMTB (Dec 20, 2021 at 8:39)
This trail has some amazing views of rock ledges and water flowing off the rocks. Make sure you stop to enjoy the view.
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Julianumber12 (Sep 26, 2021 at 2:37)
Is there water available in any of the parking lot trailheads??
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KevinM311 (Oct 27, 2021 at 11:33)
The Riordian Trailhead is at a fitness center/tennis courts. I got there around 7am and the fitness center was open, so I assume you could get water there.
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jduffey63 (Sep 17, 2021 at 12:48)
From lago vista to bamboozled tunnel was closed
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backsweep (Sep 4, 2021 at 19:45)
Started at Riordan parking lot. Went ccw. First 4 miles were tough, tough, tough, last 3-4 miles too (not last mile though). Due to road closures, there is a detour to lago vista to bamboozelled and back to TV. Bamboozelled saved me since it was mostly descent. Needed that break. Had lunch about half way at the veggie place. Good call Smile . If you like climbing, you’ll love this. I enjoyed back40 more. Of course i rode that in much cooler weather.
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Kayakero (Aug 15, 2021 at 9:50)
Trail Hammer Down
Tree down across trail right before bridge
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jdisch (Jun 18, 2021 at 6:39)
Trail Hammer Down
Super fast with a great mix of features - The trails starts with a large wooden ramp/slope drop followed by a steep chunky rock garden, several nice jumps, big berms and a few more rock gardens.
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jasonferrier (Jun 9, 2021 at 11:22)
Trail All-American
This trail is signed as one way only. Start is on the south end near downtown and the end is on the north end.
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MARKZ1968 (Dec 28, 2020 at 7:03)
Trail Hammer Down
Super fun trail, fast, three nice small rock gardens, couple of good jumps. Very fun. Tough climb back to the top but worth it.
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cchambers21 (Dec 9, 2020 at 20:01)
Trail Hammer Down
????nice
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JoeyT11 (Nov 24, 2020 at 17:46)
Trail All-American
Accurate description, this trail will lead you all the way to slaughter pen phase one. There are lots of smooth dirt rollers, berms, and all the jumps are optional.
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Bree33 (Sep 28, 2020 at 14:16)
Rode it clockwise. This trail is decent as an after work xc ride type of trail. I liked back 40 much more.
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Moonie2123 (Sep 18, 2020 at 20:03)
Trail Hammer Down
Ya, super fun, and well built. Easy to loop and repeat. Pre-ride (case everything), re-ride then free ride!
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HammerheadOG (Sep 18, 2020 at 6:32)
Trail Hammer Down
super fun trail! I would love about an hour of this!
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Isomhill (Sep 18, 2020 at 5:30)
Trail All-American
I’m looking forward to this one!!
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jl1984 (Sep 4, 2020 at 13:44)
Trail Hammer Down
This trail is sick. Loved the rock gardens for a change of pace, would love to see more around here.
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Arryq (Aug 22, 2020 at 17:26)
Trail Hammer Down
While some locals have called this line “Flozone” since it was being put in, the official name for this line is “Hammer Down”
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jokermac (Aug 14, 2020 at 14:54)
Trail Ozone
Rode from west to east; downhill all the way. Rocky trail. Eastern portion of Ozone adjacent to wastewater treatment plant, so raw sewage smell was prevalent.
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Schmiedeke46 (Aug 12, 2020 at 16:19)
Great trail but I measure 27+ miles and about 3500’ of climbing. Definitely a blue. I like CCW direction best. Start at Riordan Park by tennis courts.
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superman2050 (Jul 7, 2020 at 14:07)
Showing on my map incorrectly. Looks shifted south
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Razorbiker (Jul 6, 2020 at 20:23)
THE DIRECTIONAL ARROWS ARE WRONG!!!! I submitted a request for a change, based on a social media poll that had CCW winning at a 4:1 clip, and the change was not applied for whatever reason.

CCW is the preferred direction to get the longest flowing descents.
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wmcelwee (Jul 1, 2020 at 18:14)
Rode about 16 miles of it (CCW from northern Forest Hills crossing). A few nasty little climbs... but the downhills made good payoffs. Oh, and the spiderwebs! I always start super early and clear them for everyone else. Felt like I was in my own personal cocoon by the time I bailed on this ride.
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Undertooker (Jun 20, 2020 at 13:06)
Can verify, CW is fun... CCW would be more fun. End story.
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tallpear (Aug 26, 2020 at 20:59)
What is cw?
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Undertooker (Aug 27, 2020 at 5:02)
Clockwise. I rode it clockwise as it shows on Trailforks. I would say counter clockwise would be more fun. Just my opinion.
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Crouchmatthewj (Jun 1, 2020 at 7:47)
Great trail CCW but looked equally great the other direction. Lots of climbing was rewarded with epic fast downhill runs
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Razorbiker (Jun 17, 2020 at 15:36)
I thought the same thing....but did not enjoy CW either of the two times I rode it that way. I feel like the preferred direction for most would be going CCW. We're going to conduct a poll here locally. LOL
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jamhk (Oct 17, 2018 at 14:57)
Its paved, but it's also a little twisty. Fun if you are going to a different trailhead... Just another paved path really.
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Physical rating
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More Stats for Bentonville Bella Back Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    984 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,290 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,289 ft
  • Grade max
    -35.5%
  • Grade min
    33.9%
  • Distance climb
    23 miles
  • Distance down
    25 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
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