Walking Trails in Arkansas

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  • Arkansas River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 20.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The northern portion of the Arkansas River Trail runs along the river bank from Cook's Landing to Junction pedestrian bridge just west of I-30/US 65/167. Cross this bridge to reach the trail on the southern bank, where it extends east to the ...
  • Big Spring Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 2.75 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone

    Big Spring Nature Trail is located in the heart of Cotter, once a railroad boomtown in north-central Arkansas surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. The city sits in a horseshoe bend of the White River, which offers beautiful scenery and gives the ...
  • Delta Heritage Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 21 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    When complete, the Delta Heritage Trail State Park will stretch 84.5 miles, including 73 miles on a former railroad right-of-way donated to the state by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. As of 2014, 21 miles of the trail are complete between ...
  • Feaster Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Feaster Trail in the city of Arkadelphia connects the city's parks with the business district, medical centers, recreation centers and the campuses of Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University (OBU). At the campus end of ...
  • Frisco Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Frisco Trail connects the vibrant entertainment center of Fayetteville on Dickson Street with newer development on the south side of Fayetteville. Dickson Street includes numerous restaurants, some of which are trailside; the Walton Arts ...
  • Hazen Trail (Railroad Prairie Natural Area)

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Hazen Trail runs along US 70, the main thoroughfare through the small town of Hazen, Arkansas. The asphalt trail is interrupted at its midpoint by a short section of original track and a local business. The Hazen Trail also gives new meaning ...
  • Historic Railroad Bikeway and Pedestrian Walkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This small central Arkansas community of Lonoke, east of Little Rock, has a history tied to railroading. The Historic Railroad Bikeway and Pedestrian Walkway is a just a small fraction of what was once the Memphis & Little Rock Railroad, later ...
  • Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail is actually made up of four seamlessly linked trails—Transportation Plaza Trail, Valley Street Creekwalk, Jaycee/Friendship Trail, and Hollywood Trail. When complete, the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail ...
  • Lawrence County Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Hoxie to Walport Trail occupies the former rail bed of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spur. The trail extends between downtown Hoxie and College City, ending near the airport.
  • Marvell Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Marvell Bike Trail stretches about a mile across town, paralleling Main Street. The paved pathway offers views of tree-dotted residential areas and small stores in the heart of Mississippi River Delta country.
  • Meadow Valley Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Meadow Valley Trail is one of the more recent additions to Fayetteville’s extensive trail network, and was the direct result of strong local demand for a trail connection from downtown to the neighborhoods west of Interstate 49 (formerly ...
  • Mud Creek Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 2.35 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mud Creek Trail follows its namesake Mud Creek, known as Freyschlag Creek in the 19th century, from N. Old Missouri Road at the eastern terminus to the connection with the Scull Creek Trail near Steele Boulevard in the west. The 10-foot-wide ...
  • Old Railroad Trail (Gilbert)

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    The Old Railroad Trail can be found at the south end of Gilbert, a small town in north-central Arkansas with less than 100 residents. The trail begins near the historic Gilbert General Store (built in 1901) and, from there, winds through dense ...
  • Rice Carden Walking Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Rice Carden Walking Trail runs between Garrison Avenue at the Mill Creek North Trail and Fort Smith Park, following along the Clayton Expressway and the Arkansas River in Fort Smith, between the Arkansas River and Clayton Expressway. The ...
  • Scull Creek Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 4.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Scull Creek Trail, which opened in October of 2008, extends from the Frisco Trail at W. Prospect Street north past the Meadow Valley Trail, Mud Creek Trail and Clear Creek Trail to Block Avenue. The trails combine to provide an extensive ...
  • St. Paul Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 0.78 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Fayetteville’s St. Paul Trail occupies a short section of what was once an 8-mile long branch line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (the Frisco) between Fayetteville and St. Paul, Arkansas. The paved rail-trail runs through woodlands and ...
  • Sulphur Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AR
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sulphur Creek Trail offers a pleasant, tree-lined route in the central Arkansas community of Heber Springs, just a few blocks south of Main Street. Although only a half-mile long, the paved trail is the first completed portion of a larger ...