Wildlife Observation Trail

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Wildlife Observation Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Little Rock, AR that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.2 miles 55 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


Located directly behind the Little Rock Audubon Center, this 1-mile, ADA loop winds through oak savannah habitat and features interpretive signage, a picnic area with fire pit, bench seating, and scenic views of downtown Little Rock. A connecting trail at the top of the hill travels along a nepheline syenite glade and connects to Gillam Park. Trail enhancements include a pollinator garden, rain garden, vernal pool, Chimney Swift towers, bat boxes, and diverse nesting boxes. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed. Trashcans are provided for use along the trail. The trail is open 7 days a week, from sunrise to sunset. Trailhead is on the Center's right side with parking available in the main lot.

13 days ago

Nice paved/gravel trail for wildflower hunting or birdwatching. I was surprised at the stunning view of downtown Little Rock from this trail. Audubon Arkansas' website suggests there are more trails in the abandoned Gillam Park (leased by Audubon Arkansas) but there is no signage pointing to these trails. Worth a visit if want a nice walk near downtown.