NWA Trailblazers
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On The Trails
About Us

We are a non-profit organization that continues to help our community by developing multi-use trails for cycling, running, walking and most importantly, discovering the beauty found all across NW Arkansas. 

For almost two decades we have been committed to building quality trails within a speedy time frame. We are community driven with the main goal to help NW Arkansas step outside and discover more. 

Mission Statement:

 Developing cycling and pedestrian infrastructure that connects community and moves people.


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Our Team
We are passionate designers and strategists with a common goal to help you experience the beauty in Arkansas.
Erin Rushing, PLA
Executive Director
Gina Nida
Executive Assistant
Daniel Marley
Assistant Project Manager
Board of Directors
Brian Bahr
Board President
Joan Glubczynski
Board Vice President
Robin Grunnagle
Board Secretary
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Miles of Trails Built
Completed Trail Projects
Trails in Motion
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Our Values
Help make cycling, running and walking the first choice in NWA for transportation and recreation.
  • Sharing, Listening and working together to achieve results.
Community Focus
  • Understanding the uniqueness of individual communities while applying regional and global solutions.
  • Learning, innovating and applying creativity.
  • Exceed expectations of internal and external partners.
  • Cohesion between words and actions.
Community Driven
We Love What We Do

Our Happy Clients
"The City of Bella Vista has worked with Erin Rushing and NWA Trailblazers closely over the past two years, through the planning and design phase, the construction of and recently the opening of a natural-surface shared-use trail system in our city. Erin has made the entire process easy for city personnel and Bella Vista residents alike, answering questions and addressing issues from each in a timely and knowledgeable manner. The NWA Trailblazers created a master trails plan for Bella Vista that will, when completed, rival any mountain biking trail system in the nation, and put Bella Vista on the map as a premier cycling destination."

Peter Christie, Mayor of Bella Vista, AR
"“I'm a transplant to Tulsa, OK from Lafayette, LA. I must say the trails in NWA are so awesome, I've ridden almost every system in Arkansas over the past year and I'm blown away every time!! Keep up the good work, and many thanks to all who have helped make NWA a great riding destination!! “"

Kevin D,
"The fact that the trail system is always growing and improving makes each season of training enjoyable. I've trained all over the US and nothing compares to what we have in NWA. "

Ryan H, Triathlete
"The trails around Slaughter Pen are some of the best I have ever ridden. There are trails to accommodate all levels of rider ability and they there are many different entry points that are convenient to get too. "

Jason Vinson, Mountain Biker
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Trail Photos
NWA Trailblazers have built almost 100 miles of trails in the region. Discover more about some of our most popular trails below.
Crystal Bridges Trail
Crystal Bridges TrailPaved Trails
Bella Vista Back 40
Bella Vista Back 40Soft Surface Trails
Bella Vista Back 40
Bella Vista Back 40Soft Surface Trails
Bella Vista Back 40
Bella Vista Back 40Soft Surface Trails
Bella Vista Back 40
Bella Vista Back 40Soft Surface Trails
Bella Vista Back 40
Bella Vista Back 40Soft Surface Trails
Bella Vista Back 40
Bella Vista Back 40Soft Surface Trails
BentonvillePaved Trails
BentonvillePaved Trails
Crystal Bridges
Crystal BridgesPaved Trails
Crystal Bridges Trail
Crystal Bridges TrailPaved Trails
North Bentonville
North BentonvillePaved Trails
North Bentonville
North BentonvillePaved Trails
Slaughter Pen
Slaughter PenSoft Surface Trails
South Bentonville
South BentonvillePaved Trails
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