River Mountain Park Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Little Rock, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Caution. If entering the trail from Southridge, upon descending the trail to the creek look to the right for a small red trail marker attached to a tree. Otherwise you will proceed to a utility easement trail running parallel with the creek.
We Started this trail at Conner park off Cantrell then hiked to Walton heights neighborhood where the river trail starts. . Slightly difficult on the way back w steady climbs. But very nice w a creek to cool off and wooded and shady. And it ends at two rivers so you could make it an all day hike by adding the little rock bridges if you felt so inclined.
It was fairly easy trail with a very pleasant creek flowing beside most of the trail. There was, however, there was a significant number of fallen trees due to the recent storms. Also, I would not recommend the trail shortly after a significant rain. The trail crosses back and forth over the creek several times and any additional water flow could make the crossings very difficult. Also, once you come up into the neighborhood the trail becomes significantly more difficult to follow.