The Crystal Bridges Museum is Bentonville’e centerpiece — not only does it have a renowned collection in a striking structure, but it features miles of trails on its 120 lush acres. There’s a terrific combination of paved multi-use paths and more rugged trails for trail running. There are also connections to other trails for longer run opportunities. Here are a few suggestions.
Crystal Bridges Trails. There’s a nice mix of generally wooded trails on the site of the museum. Use this trail map to create your own route! There are outdoor sculptures and other features making for a unique run! TRAIL MAP
Crystal Bridges Trail to North Bentonville Trail. This is a run of up to 8.5 miles out and back on a paved path. Use the Slaughter Pen Trail from Compton Gardens, and continue north on the paved North Bentonville Trail through Crystal Bridges to North Skills Park. The trail then heads south for 1.2 miles to Bark Park. There are lots of additional trails for those who would like to add-on or for variety — they’re more for trail running (also popular with mountain bikers.
Crystal Bridges to Orchards Park & Memorial Park. This is a terrific, ~5 mile run starting at Compton Gardens. Use the Slaughter Pen Trail, then the paved trail through Crystal Bridges, and run on Museum Way toward Orchards Park. Then do a ~2 mile loop of scenic Orchards Park & Memorial Park, then coming back to the start.
- Depends on route chosen
- Compton Gardens or Museum is good starting point
- Easy access from downtown