The northern segment 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 Clinton Presidential Library and west to Two Rivers Park. Portions of the southern bank segment are under construction, with temporary detours and a few on-road sections.
A bridge over the river at the northwestern end, just west of I-430 off River Mountain Road, links the trail with Two Rivers Park. From Two Rivers, there are plans to construct another 12+ miles of trail to Pinnacle Mountain State Park, connecting to the 225-mile Ouachita Wilderness Trail.
Once bridges are complete, the trail will form a 14-mile loop, with aid from a pedestrian bridge across Murray lock and dam and a renovated railroad bridge near the Presidential Library Center and Park.
Parking and Trail Access
You can access the Arkansas River Trail in several places, including Cooks Landing, Burns Park's soccer complex and boat ramp, Riverview Park, North Little Rock Riverfront Park and Little Rock Riverfront Park (fee for vehicles), the Junior Deputy Baseball Complex, Rebsamen Park, Murray Park and River Mountain Park.
My husband and I rode the north side of the river trail today, April 16,2013. We are camping at the Burns Park RV park campground so were easily able to get to the trail. We did not ride from the campground but drove the car to the parking lot near the ...
Good and bad
The mileage posted for the River Trail is just one of many opinions I've seen. If you round-trip it, crossing the Big Dam Bridge at the west end and the converted railroad bridge at the east end, you'll cover about 15 miles. On the Little Rock (south) ...
A Fun Trail to Ride
We rode this trail on Oct. 2, 2010 on a beautiful day. This trail runs alongside the Arkansas River. The trail contains some rolling hills, but it is not a difficult ride. Since we rode on a Saturday the trail was quite busy. The highlight of the ride ...