The weather in the Bentonville region is cooperative for walking in this lovely rural setting, however, with mild winters where lows reach just below freezing at night and are usually well above freezing during the day. This means that light outerwear is all that is necessary to enjoy a daily jaunt with your dog. Summers are very hot with temperatures regularly reaching daytime highs of 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above. It is easy to become dehydrated when hiking in hot weather so take a good supply of water for you and your dog and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Spring and autumn tend to make ideal weather with beautiful scenery and temperatures that are just right for strolling The Bluffs with your pup.
Roads are winding and the terrain is hilly with no sidewalks to utilize. When sharing the road with vehicles, keep your dog leashed and facing oncoming traffic. Homes in the region tend to be large and palatial with features like swimming pools, sprawling lawns, and huge trees throwing plenty of shade during hot summer months. The urban center of Bentonville is situated to the southeast and is a short drive away.
The natural and rural properties around The Bluffs provide plenty of green space for area residents and natural trails are a popular place to walk your dog. Rural roads are quiet and are often used as informal greenways for pet owners walking their pooches.
If you are looking for a safe off-leash park, the Bark Park is located just east of Bentonville and can be accessed by vehicle. This 1.3-acre park is enclosed and has separate areas for large and small dogs and an agility course. The Bark Park is also near the North Bentonville Trail. After some off-leash time, you can enjoy this 2.2-mile trail with your dog on a leash.