This is a great trail and well worth the drive from Bentonville. It's rocky and technical, a lot like the Barton Creek Greenbelt with plenty of features to take advantage of on your ride. The trail is about a mile from Centennial so you can make a day of it and head down from Bentonville to cover two at once. Kessler is definitely the more challenging of the two and will give you a lot more climbing.
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Directions: Take I-49 south towards Fayetteville and exit at AR 265/ Cato Springs Road
Technical Level: Medium to high
Length: About 15 total miles of trails
Trails: Rocky, technical with plenty of cool features
Trail Map: Trailforks trail map
Shade: Plenty of shade on most of the trails.
Extras: None - easy access to Centennial as well
Fees: No fees, free entrance
Post Ride Beer: Fossil Cove Paleo Ale