A great dirt road option with tons of scenery that is never too far from civilization. The route is mostly flat with a few challenging ups.
This is a great 30 mile gravel/paved loop that runs just south of Fayetteville. If you are pressed for time and daylight this could be a great option.
Wyman Rd. is a fantastic stretch of pavement. Very light traffic and a stones throw from the city. You will need to be on some busy roads for short periods to get there.
Scenic with very few hills and low traffic. Very popular route for beginners. If you are new to the road I highly recommend this route.