Following the recent tornado, the City of Bentonville remains open and operational. We are committed to ensuring the safety and convenience of our residents and visitors during this time.

While the tornado has caused some damage, leading to limited access to our local trails, we are pleased to inform you that Bentonville’s trails are reopening weekly, and there are still excellent biking and hiking options available nearby. Northwest Arkansas consists of over 200 miles of trails that have easy access to Bentonville. The trails in Bella Vista and Fayetteville were untouched by the storm and are open for use.

The City of Bentonville and Bentonville Parks & Recreation are working diligently to restore the affected trails and ensure they are safe for public use as soon as possible. Additionally, Trailblazers, a local nonprofit, is coordinating trail cleanup days. Both entities are posting daily on their social media channels about conditions and rideability as the Bentonville trails open. As of June 10, 2024, the City of Bentonville reported that 18 of 23 public parks were open, and 16 of 26 trails were open.  

"We encourage everyone to continue enjoying the outdoor activities our region offers," said Kalene Griffith, CEO, Visit Bentonville. “You can still enjoy a wide variety of cycling opportunities in Bentonville and the surrounding areas, and we welcome your visit. Our community appreciates your understanding and patience as we work to get all of our unrivaled mountain biking trails back up and running during what we believe will be a relatively short recovery period for the portion of our trails that are still under restoration." 

Bentonville attractions like Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Scott Family Amazeum, Walmart Museum, and Museum of Native American History are all open and operational. For more information on the conditions of the Crystal Bridges urban forest please visit For updates on the Momentary visit To find out more about Peel Compton Foundation properties, please go to