When walking your dog in the Spanker Creek area, you will enjoy the warm seasonable walking weather in spring and fall, although showers are possible. Bentonville has relatively mild winter walking conditions, although some snow can occur, and there are very hot summer temperatures. When traveling on foot with your dog in the summer, you might want to choose to take your daily constitutional earlier or later in the day to avoid soaring temperatures that are uncomfortable for both you and your dog.
Spanker Creek runs through the district and the ravine and terrain around the creek banks can be treacherous, so be cautious and aware of recent weather conditions that can make footing more dangerous on natural trails. There are no sidewalks along rural Spanker Creek Estates roads, so you will need to share the streets with local traffic. Keep your dog securely leashed while you walk in this area.
The Spanker Creek Estates area, Cash Hollow, and the adjacent creek provide greenways with natural trails and roadways right in the community. Trails are not maintained and can have varied footing depending on the terrain and weather conditions, so exercise caution, especially around the waterways. Roadways are shared with local traffic. Be aware of private rural property and do not walk on private land.
Just south of Spanker Creek and accessible with a short drive is the “Bark Park.” This enclosed off-leash dog park provides separate areas for large and small dogs on 1.3 acres of off-leash recreation area. There is even an agility course for your pup to hone their agility skills. This park provides socialization opportunities for people and pups alike.
A large trail system, the Razorback Greenway, is located a 10-minute drive to the south and provides 36 miles of interconnecting trails that you can explore with your dog.