Back Country Horsemen of Northwest Arkansas (BCHNWA) is one of four Arkansas chapters of the national service organization Back Country Horsemen of America. We are the newest chapter in the state, but we really hit the ground running and quickly established a reputation for being a dedicated group of equestrians who are committed to keeping the trails of northwest Arkansas open and accessible to all. Our BCHNWA mission is to preserve, maintain, and protect access to public lands for equestrians, hikers, bikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.  We work together with public land agencies, including the National Park Service, Arkansas State Parks, and the Ozark National Forest, to help maintain trails for future generations to enjoy.

BCHNWA has a broad service area (see the links to our service partners below), which means our members have lots of options when deciding where to devote their time and energy. We will have a place for you, too. So, come ride, work and camp with us. That’s the best way to learn about the work that we do and to understand why you might want to be a part of this timeless tradition of horses and mules on public trails.

For more information about our meetings and work days, click here to contact us or visit our website at You can also find us on Facebook: Back Country Horsemen of Northwest Arkansas.

BCHNWA Group Ride


Pea Ridge National Park
Phone: (479) 451-8122
Located in the City of Pea Ridge, Northeast of Rogers & Bentonville
Benton County

Hobbs State Park
Phone: (479) 789-5000
Located east of Rogers, in Benton County

Wedington Wildlife Management Area
Phone # 866-253-2506
Located West of Springdale, East of Siloam Springs

Devil’s Den State Park
Phone: 479-761-3325
Located south of Fayetteville, near the town of Winslow
Equestrian camping overnight is permitted.
Designated Red, Yellow and Green Equestrian Trails


War Horse Legacy Ranch
Phone: 479.634.2119
A place where Veterans are welcomed to enjoy the outdoors and horses
Designated foot trails for hiking in the woods

BCHNWA Lonnie and Rhonda
BCHNWA Members with Badges
BCHNWA Pack string