Rocky Valley Trail/East Quarry Spur

MODERATE 77 reviews

Rocky Valley Trail/East Quarry Spur is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Little Rock, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles
505 feet

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


This particular trail starts at a small quarry pond that offers paddle boats and two scenic views that overlook the Arkansas River on the Trail head side and at the turn around point if you continue past the loop taking East Quarry Trail. The trail loop starts about half way down the trail.

10 days ago

Nice views. Good workout coming back from summit. Need to upgrade my shoes.

6 months ago

Pretty easy hike. Beautiful views:)

6 months ago

Perfect trail for beautiful views of Pinnacle Mountain. I highly recommend taking this trail all the way to the east quarry trail.

7 months ago

Great! Beautiful views on the East Quarry spur along with some old yuccas, daffodils, summer snowflake, and prickly pear cactus!

trail running
10 months ago

Beautiful views and nice trail. A few sections of the trail are pretty rocky, but other than that it’s great for trail running.

11 months ago

1st hiking trip. loved climbing to top of cliff. will bring paddle boat next time.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Great trail with a mix of elevation changes and scenic vistas.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Love this trail, great views.

Friday, June 23, 2017

What a great trail! It's easy enough for most to complete but there are some extended hill climbs that may be difficult for some. The views are awesome!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Love this trail - good views, great forest, and good work out.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great place! Went here yesterday with my mom for my 21st birthday! Had awesome hike with very few people on the trail! Took us about hour and half to do the hike, but you can do it in less time because we stop and went of trail to look at the lake. I will be going again when I'm back in town.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Very nice easy trail Hiked it 1/9/2017 noone else on the trail very peaceful clean trail You just go to the visitors center and you will see the sign for Rocky Valley Trail and take off from there by the pond...make sure you walk up to the overlook as soon as you start the trail awesome view there is also the East Quarry Spur and Maumelle over look ....once you get to the top it is a awesome view of Pinnacle Mountain Trail is very well marked and maintained

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This is a good trail to hike inside the state park and have seclusion. About 3/4 of it is through the woods then quickly ascends to s nice view of Pinnacle mountain, Arkansas river and lake Maumelle. Trail starts at the visitor center.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Good hike when you don't have much time. Not alot of people and the view from the top is great. Probably my favorite local trail.

Monday, May 02, 2016

This is a really nice trail with some great views. The trails around Pinnacle get pretty crowded as the weather gets warmer but this one is usually a little less crowded.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Nice view at the beginning and the end.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Great trail.

Friday, October 30, 2015

great hike not to hard quarry worth the time soft dirt was nice very scenic areas. would do again

Monday, August 31, 2015

Beautiful trail. I only saw one other group of people. Go to the East Quarry Overlook, its amazing. Close enough to home/far enough way to feel in the woods.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

This is one of my favorite's in the Little Rock area. Went after work and was the ONLY person on it. Mostly shaded so sun is not an issue. Great views at the top.

trail running
Sunday, June 14, 2015

It contains the word "rocky" for a reason--expect to have to slow down in spots (particularly trailrunners) to navigate larger rocks. Overall, though, it's a well-maintained, widepath trail that's generally quiet. About 1mi in there's a diversion called the East Quarry Trail. Take the diversion! It leads to a scenic overlook that rivals the summit of Pinnacle.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Great running trail, the river bank is a perfect spot to cool off in after coming down from the overlook

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Took my 4 year old and dog on the trail, besides the large groups walking the trail it was very pleasant. Hope to have the opportunity to go back.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nice clean trail with nice views.

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