Social distancing doesn't mean staying inside. You can still be safe and responsible while taking in the fresh air and Little Rock's natural beauty. Here are some of the trails we've turned to recently for relaxation and exercise.
The 17-mile loop of the Arkansas River Trail connects the river fronts of both Little Rock and North Little Rock while also spanning the river’s beautiful banks. Natural bluffs, gorgeous parks, and breathtaking views of North America’s sixth longest river abound. A can’t-miss feature is the famous Big Dam Bridge, the longest pedestrian-intended bridge in North America.
Located in Pinnacle Mountain State Park, the Kingfisher Trail offers visitors of all ages the chance to take a leisurely walk through nature. The flat, hard-surfaced trail follows the meandering headwaters of the Little Maumelle River and features abundant wildlife and beautiful cypress trees.
Looking for something a little more strenuous? Hike to the top of Pinnacle Mountain, Central Arkansas’s highest point, using the East Summit trail. This trail requires navigating a large boulder field and is for the more experienced explorer, but the view at the top is well worth the effort. Those looking for an easier trip up the mountain should check out the West Summit trail, with its more relaxed route.
Located off a spur of the Arkansas River Trail, Two Rivers Park Trail connects Pinnacle Mountain State Park to the larger trail network. A beautiful bridge crosses the Little Maumelle River and, at night, is illuminated by LED lights bathing the structure in ever-changing patterns of color.
Right in downtown Little Rock is one of the city’s most fun trails. An elevated boardwalk roams through a beautiful wetland setting allowing visitors the chance to see aquatic wildlife right in the heart of the city. Be on the lookout for turtles, fish, frogs, and all sorts different waterfowl on your walk.