The mountain biking trails at Camp Robinson are the oldest in Arkansas and encompass almost 40 miles of track.
The mountain biking trails at Camp Robinson are the oldest in Arkansas and encompass almost 40 miles of track. As the trail system is located entirely on the grounds of Camp Joseph Robinson, the home of the Arkansas National Guard, biking here requires a small amount of planning ahead.
Camp Robinson, also known as the Robinson Maneuver Training Center, is home to the Arkansas National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the 77th Combat Aviation Brigade, the 87th Troop Command, and is the site for the Arkansas National Guard logistics, maintenance, and administrative directorates as well as the location for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.
It consists of 32,000 acres, 26 small arms ranges, and three premier training institutions; the 233rd Regiment Regional Training Institute, the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center, and the National Guard Professional Education Center. In short: It’s a busy place, but don’t let that dissuade you from visiting.
When you arrive at the camp’s entrance gate on Military Road (378 Military Rd #346, North Little Rock, AR 72199), park in the small parking lot and enter the security building. Be sure to have your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and registration with you. Officers will collect your information and have you fill out a day pass. Be sure to sign the bike log at the front desk while you wait.
Once you’re back in your car, you can put away your insurance and registration forms and put your pass in the front windshield on the driver’s side. You’ll present your driver’s license to the guard on duty at the next entrance gate. Be respectful of the speed limit as you make your way to the trailhead. On your way home, stop back by the gate and sign out of the bike log.
Though it may seem intimidating, getting your day-use pass will add only minutes to your trip, and the Camp Robinson security staff are happy to guide you through the process.
For additional questions, contact the Camp Robinson Visitors Center at 501-212-4090.