Explore the most popular lake trails near Little Rock with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Significant litter - cigarette butts and alcohol containers all over. Small muddy pond. Maybe ok for catching catfish, but not great for hikes.

3 months ago

The swan was aggressive and bit my daughter. She was 40 feet from shoreline

Pretty easy hike. Beautiful views:)

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

4 months ago

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

mountain biking
6 months ago

it's a fun time but is quite steep and tight.

I'm a big fan of this trail. It's short and sweet. The Nature Trail winds through the woods on one side of the lake. The other half of the lake has a paved trail great for winding down your run. And you always see Billy the Swan out there chilling on the lake. Very peaceful.

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

7 months ago

Nice park with pond and seating areas. Cross section of top path has areas where falls are possible due to combination of steep slope, loose rocks & pine needles. Not a trail I’ll have in my repeat hikes, but I’m glad to experience a new trail.

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

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

Love this trail, great views.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

An easy nature hike.

Friday, June 23, 2017

A nice little trail for a nature hike, not really all that difficult. There was a lot of debris on the trail but the area had been hammered by the remnants of tropical storm Cindy on and off for 2 days prior to our visit so it wasn't surprising. No strenuous inclines to traverse but there are places where rocks or wet feet are the only options for crossing small streams. No big deal and we ran across the caretaker while one the way out and he was very nice and helpful. I'll definitely be back!

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.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Only available when wildwood is open. Check Park hours before going.

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.

trail running
Thursday, January 26, 2017

I enjoyed this trail so much, and it connects to River Mountain Trail too! Love it! Enjoy it! Thanks Alltrails!

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.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Although this is a short walk, it has great views during the fall of the lake from atop the hills on the south and east side of Swan Lake. I like to combine this trail with the Wild 40 Trail. Nice little trail in West Little Rock. You will not see many other people on these trails.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Wild 40 Trail is a very peaceful trail in West Little Rock. This winding trail takes you through a nice forest inside Wildwood Park. I like to combine this trail with the shorter "Nature Trail" so that I can get in a 2.5-mile hike while minimizing any hiking on the access road around the lake. And the Nature Trail has some wonderful views of the lake - be sure not to miss it!

You will not find a lot of hikers here normally. In May 2016, I hiked this trail and lost count of all the deer I saw, along with lots of turtles, lizards, and butterflies. In October 2016, I did not run across a lot of wildlife, probably because of nearby noisy construction to the southeast of the park. Other than the nearby construction noise along the southeast border of the park, my hike was very peaceful.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Good trails in West Little Rock. The trails range from very easy to moderate. There are 4 distinct loop trails. I hiked all 4 loops and it added up to about 1.4-miles. The trail system also connects to River Mountain Park and you can actually complete a 5+ mile hike if you put it all together. There are also good opportunities for finding wildflowers, particularly up on the powerline during the spring.

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.

Nice view at the beginning and the end.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Great trail.

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.

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