Rock Creek Trail

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Rock Creek Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Little Rock, Arkansas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

4 days ago

Very creepy. Definite signs of people living in the hills/woods. Saw a grown man standing under the bridge at Chenal. He had his eyes closed and his head was facing the trail. I am 6'2" 245 lbs and this guy made me uncomfortable so I abandoned my hike and went back on the sidewalks of Chenal Pkwy. I won't hike there. again.

walking
7 months ago

I enjoyed the trail itself. It is along a creek and there are several nice bridges. As others have described, the trail head can be tricky to find but if you follow the directions you will figure it out. My biggest concern is the trash along one of the rocky hills as if someone had been living there, as well as the grown man I saw go down off the path into some brush to join another person and another couple grown men who were up on a plateau.. I don't want to assume anything about why they were there.. And I don't want to assume they could be up to no good but just be careful folks! It was 35 degrees out and the creek was partially frozen over and it was in the middle of the day. Just seemed a little odd for some reason. There were a couple other people running the trail, which helped me to feel safer. I won't be going back alone.

hiking
8 months ago

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hard to find trailhead, it's behind and a few doors from the dry cleaners at the Bowman Curve shopping center. Lots of shade!

walking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

The first mile is lovely and quiet. Walking by Chenal Parkway there is quite a bit road noise. Still nice though.

Monday, January 30, 2017

This trail starts right behind the lowest portion of shops on bowman curve. It is mostly flat. There are a few wooden bridges and some larger portions of asphalt or concrete so running is definitely possible. It could be good for those with some mobility concerns, however for those strictly non-ambulatory, keep in mind there are a few sections of "washed out" areas with some med to small rocks exposed, so that may limit accessibility. There are some truly scenic spots tucked away in this path in the middle of LR. A great trail for families!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Great trail. You forget you are in the middle of West Little Rock.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Fabulous trail. Relatively easy but make sure you visit the overlook which is off the quarry trail. One of the best views around.

trail running
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pretty trail, mostly shaded. Nice bridges and benches all along the route. Great little forested respite in the middle of the concrete jungle of west Little Rock.

walking
Monday, February 08, 2016

The trail was easy for my kids.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Great trail for a quick run. Well kept and good scenery. Would recommend for anyone in the area.

hiking
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Relatively easy and well maintained.

walking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

I park at the Roller - Chenal Funeral Home and walk across Chenal. The trail head is between the East and West lanes of Chenal. Mostly flat and mostly shady. A good place for a summer walk. No lights, so you cannot walk after dark or before dawn.

trail running
Saturday, June 27, 2015

The trailhead is virtually impossible to find: go behind the Comet Cleaners and you'll find the trail. Otherwise, it's a nice, easy, widepath trail through the city with some lovely scenery. Great for trailrunning.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Great, shaded trail. Very flat.

hiking
Thursday, July 05, 2012

It is a great for some light running. It also connects to a path in St. Charles Place that adds a nice extension to a run. It is mostly shaded and there are a couple of really peaceful spots by the creek.

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hiking
9 months ago

recorded good chill

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Monday, January 23, 2017

trail running
Friday, November 11, 2016

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Friday, June 24, 2016

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Saturday, April 23, 2016