Emerald Park Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Emerald Park Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North 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.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

rocky

The Emerald Park Trail follows a bluffline along the North Little Rock side of the Arkansas River and offers stunning scenic overlook views of the Arkansas River, the Little Rock skyline, and an old quarry. Most of the trail is paved and fairly flat, but there are many unpaved spurs that provide additional access points or scenic views. Note that the bluffs are not completely isolated and one could easily fall off a cliff - please obey signage and keep a close eye on small children in these areas. On the northern end of the trail, access is gained via an old rocky switchback road that connects to the Arkansas River Trail near the boat launch.

4 months ago

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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4 months ago

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4 months ago

simply beautiful in the fall

8 months ago

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

walking
8 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
9 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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6 months ago

recorded wonderful place

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