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Arkansas River Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

16.0 mile 25.8 kilometer loop
Paved Path
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 407' 124 m
Descent: -403' -123 m
High: 311' 95 m
Low: 212' 65 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Leashed
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Trail shared by Cliff Li

A paved multi-use trail that makes a scenic loop of the Arkansas River.

Cliff Li

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Description

The Arkansas River Trail is a paved, scenic, multi-use trail used by cyclists, runners, and walkers that makes a 16-mile loop of the Arkansas River through Little Rock and North Little Rock. It utilizes the Big Dam Bridge and the Clinton Bridge. Spur trails lead off to Two Rivers Park, Burns Park, and many of the local mountain bike trails can be accessed from the Arkansas River Trail.

The pedestrian bridges can be congested so be courteous, use care, and ride at low speeds through these areas.

The River Trail has many access points, notably Cook's Landing, Burns Park Soccer Complex, Dog Park, Golf Course, and Boat Ramp, and Riverfront Park in North Little Rock, and the Clinton Presidential Library, River Market, Murray Park, and the Murray Park Lock & Dam on the Little Rock side.

There are bike fix-it stations at the Two Rivers Bridge, Pfiefer Pavilion at the base of the Big Dam Bridge on the North Little Rock side, and next to the restrooms at Burns Park at the parking lot of White Oak Bayou.

For information regarding this trail and updates during construction click here.

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Oct 10, 2019
Dusty Long
Paved and scenic. Few grade changes, mostly flat. Fun and casual. Connects many areas. Can go further than we did. Rode mtb.Bikers,walkers, skaters 6mi
Oct 12, 2018
Jeremy Fawcett
little sprinkle and slight wind chill, but still a great ride 16mi
Jun 6, 2018
Nick Batt
First ride back on the bake after the hip thing 17.5mi
Apr 10, 2018
Joey Atkins
Apr 4, 2018
Gerhardt Bobzien
awesome ride 16mi
Feb 26, 2018
Jason Smith
nice paved connector to trails when rain has flooded everywhere.
Aug 18, 2016
Ken Pustelnik

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 5 votes

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in Little Rock

#5419

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#2

in Little Rock

#210

in Arkansas

#5,419

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Photos

Cooks Landing/Big Dam Bridge Entrance (photo courtesy of Cliff Li)
Aug 22, 2014 near North L…, AR

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