Blowing Spring Park to Trafalgar Rd

Blowing Spring Park to Trafalgar Rd

  • Route: We parked on Purtin Ln. Head south on Back 40 Loop. You can also start at the Buckingham Trailhead, which adds 1.5 miles to the walk Back 40 to Buckingham cutoff to Back 40 to Trafalgar Dr.
  • Surface: The trail is the soft-surface trail. It is a single track design.
  • Rating: It is rated a blue square more difficult rating.
  • Distance: This is the robust walk of 2.70 miles. It took about 1 hour. There is a 106 of accent and 211 of decent in this walk. Remember those numbers reverse when walking the other direction.
  • Parking: There is street parking on Purtin Ln. and Blowing Springs Park. Buckingham Trailhead
  • Notes: The walk was invigorating; there was a lot of elevation change as the trail climbs in and out many small ravines. I was surprised by the size of the trees. There are some interesting rock ledge trails along some of the stream beds. This walk takes you across the heart of Bella Vista, yet you almost forget you are in the middle of town. If you start at the Buckingham Trailhead, it would add about 1.5 miles to walk. There is a big climb out canyon between Buckingham Trailhead and Trafalgar Rd of about 250 feet of elevation change.
  • Carry water and a phone when walking the trails.