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19 days ago

Word to the wise-take the Military road exit and head south (towards the river) on Championship Drive. As the road comes to an end, near the river, there will be Tournament drive on the right and some kind of road on the left-turn LEFT and take it as far as you can until you reach the parking area by Shillcutt’s bridge/bayou. ***Do not map it thru Scenic drive\Bay Oaks in NLR. It will drop you 100 yards away through which you have to bushwhack to try to find the start of the trail. We only found it because the good folks that have offices there, assisted us. Our helper also indicated that in the evening, they lock a gate and late hikers vehicles could get left behind the gate overnight.

This is a poorly marked trail. It appears there are paved bike paths interspersed with trail switchbacks, so it can be hard to know which is the actual trail. To begin, head away from the parking and over the bridge. 50-75 yards later, you will see a dirt trail on the left and that begins the ascent. It’s a nice trail, not too difficult and it rewards you with some incredible views to enjoy. I would suggest that even those with mobility concerns could tackle this one (I would just stick to the paved portion) because the best view/overlook is paved to the edge.
Happy hiking!

Great trail. Switchbacks make it a little more
Than easy. I’d rate it moderate due to those. Very beautiful views.

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

simply beautiful in the fall

I loved the scenery but I wish I knew of a better place to park because my car was broken into!

walking
10 months ago

I kept waiting for the part of this trail that makes its rating moderate and it never came. It is mostly flat and fully paved. So, save the tread on your trail running shoes unless you consider the neglected asphalt rough terrain. There were a few good views on the trail and it is mostly tree-covered. It does, however seem to be the local hangout for teenagers to come and smoke.

hiking
11 months ago

Enjoyable little hike with amazing views. Enter through Burns Park, the way Google maps trys to take you isn't accessible.

walking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

It starts off as a little mountain hike and then you're met with a long winding paved walkway. Beautiful changing scenery throughout the entire trail [unlike mt Pinnacle or the river trail which are nice but stay somewhat the same from beginning to end] and several peaks that lookout onto the river. I started sometime in the afternoon and didn't leave until dusk. I could probably go in the morning and turn it into an all day thing. Very satisfied with this trail.

hiking
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Great views! On a clear day you can see Pinnacle Mountain from the top of the quarry. Everyone was very friendly, easy day hike!

Monday, January 16, 2017

This is accessible from my home and I have completed it many times. Beautiful viewed of the city and easy for all ages and skill levels!

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great trail! Nice views of Little Rock skyline, lots of wildlife!

walking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Great walking trail that offers stunning views. Access from River Trail access is rocky and strenuous. But there are lots of access point options to your liking. Please be careful with small children as there several exposed cliffs along the trail.

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on Emerald Park Trail

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