Explore the most popular nature trips trails near North 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.

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hiking
10 days ago

We took some scouts on this trail for a backpacking training trip. We carried our packs and somehow hiked 6 miles. It was a good hike, although 90 degrees is a bit warm for early October. The Scouts had fun and were worn out.

road biking
19 days ago

We loved this trail ... it covers a little of everything from a view standpoint.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Love this trail! Minutes away from NLR and LR, which is great when you need a break from life and want to head to the woods.
Lots of greenery, and for me, at least the area of trail I was on, not much noise at all
There were some rocks, but nothing to be concerned with, for the most part a moderate to easy ride and worth going!

Great hike in the middle of Little Rock. the Views where spectacular. Will do this one again in the fall when the trees change colors.

This trail has some good shading. There are also some paths that branch off of this one that provided good views off a cliff side.

A little scary but incredible views and exciting exploration!

Fun walk around the peaks by the river

The risky path on the right has an excellent view.

Great view of the capital at the end!

MAKE SURE YOU PARK AT THE TOP

This is one of my favorite spots in Central Arkansas. Unless you are seeking a strenuous, switchback filled trail up the hill, be sure to part at the upper trailhead located on Bay Oaks Dr behind Pulaski Tech. The view is incredible-especially considering how easy the walk is. I recommend going during the summertime, as the sun sets over Pinnacle Mountain, creating a gorgeous sight. Definitely recommend it to anyone who loves some beautiful scenery.

Wish they would let people rock climb here

hiking
3 months ago

I took Andreas advice below on the parking, perfect spot to park and start at the bridge. Loved the trail and views! Good distance! The beginning zigzag part is all rocks, some pretty large. There is a paved path all the way to the top but I took the wooded trail. The app definitely kept me from going too far off and being lost, thank goodness!

A nice, long walk right next to downtown Little Rock. Critters and birds galor, My only wish would be a little more shade and an added water bubbler or two. Do bring water with, there are a couple on the path but they're spread out if you're just going for a casual walk and are from more northern climes like myself. All in all, time well spent and a great project to enjoy the riverfront.

it was nice and peaceful

walking
4 months 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!

trail running
6 months ago

Great trail. Some mud but made it fun. And glad I had the Alltrails app to find this while visiting.

hiking
6 months ago

I think we got off trail some how which made it much longer but enjoyed the trail.

trail running
7 months ago

Enjoyed our run this afternoon. We we're looking for a paved trail since a major rain storm went through last night. It was well marked, a few restrooms, and highly trafficked. Would not mind to run again when we are in the area. #dirtbaggers #plantpowered #wfpb

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

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This was a satisfying but easy hike! Make sure to follow the map because trails are not marked, and the walk back is basically on the side of the road, but for being so close to downtown and the great weather, it was worth it!

hiking
10 months ago

For dog walks, I usually go from the turn around on Riverfront Drive to the Murray Dog Park and my little corgi loves it. It is easy and quick for him, but if I want to do a more strenuous excursion that is an option as well.

walking
10 months ago

simply beautiful in the fall

hiking
10 months ago

We chose this trail based on the reviews. It was great! The weather was perfect, we didn't see many others on the path. It was hard to see the trail to come back down. When you pass the two benches facing downtown there is a short while pole and that's where you will start your descent. We did go off the path when we reached the top and caught some awesome views.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The trail makes a nice little loop. It's well maintained. Unfortunately Interstate 40 is right beside the trail, so there's a lot of traffic related noise.

We had to cut it short due to a thunderstorm coming in. This is a wonderful trail right in the city.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

walking
Monday, August 07, 2017

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.

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