New mile markers, website unveiled for Razorback Greenway

A cyclist rides past the mile 5 marker on the Razorback Greenway just south of Maple Street in Fayetteville. (Flyer photo/Todd Gill)

The Razorback Greenway has some updated mile markers and a new website.

Officials with the Razorback Greenway Alliance last weekend celebrated the new features at the finish line of the fall Square 2 Square bike ride in Fayetteville.

The redesigned mile markers include new colorways representing each of the seven cities along the entirety of the greenway, which stretches from south Fayetteville to Bella Vista.

Placement of each new marker was shifted to represent the updated mileage of the greenway, which was extended to 40 miles after the opening of Cato Springs Trail in 2018.

Tristan Hill, manager of the Razorback Greenway, said new trail maps and signage are also in the works, as well as additions to an interactive map that was included on the new greenway website.

Hill said the website includes a link to a survey for residents to provide feedback on the first version of the interactive map to help improve future features and mapping.

City colorways (Source: Razorback Greenway Alliance)

New trail branding in Fayetteville

New designs are also in the works for Fayetteville’s own 51-mile paved trail system.

In a separate project, the city earlier this year hired local firm Archetype to establish branding for Fayetteville’s trail system, using $18,000 from a larger grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

The idea is to promote some of the larger loops that have formed after the completion of several trails that connect to the greenway.

The 5-mile South Loop, which includes portions of the greenway, Town Branch Trail, Tsa La Gi Trail and Frisco Trail, was created in August when construction was completed on an extension of Tsa La Gi.

South Loop (Flyer map/Todd Gill)

Pavement markings and signs for the South Loop will be installed first, said Matt Mihalevich, the city’s trails coordinator.

Branding for a second loop will come later, once a side path along Mission Boulevard is constructed, Mihalevich said.

That project will help complete the 12-mile Parkside Loop, which will include the Old Wire Cycle Track, Niokaska Creek Trail, Mud Creek Trail, the Razorback Greenway, the Razorback-Mission Connector and Mission Boulevard.