The University of Arkansas is aiming to encourage recreation and transportation possibilities for students by building a new mountain bike trail throughout campus. The 18-mile natural-surface loop will connect the university campus to local parks. The trail, which is already in progress, is designed as a beginner-level mountain bike trail accessible to trail users of all ages and abilities.

“The Fayetteville Traverse gateway trail will provide an outstanding outdoor recreation and transportation opportunity for students, faculty and staff,” according to the university. “Additionally, providing these trails on campus not only enhances our campus landscape, but also creates recreational opportunities for students without leaving the campus footprint.”

Read more and see maps of the trail here.