When completed, the Arkansas River Trail will reach from downtown Little Rock to Pinnacle Mountain State Park on the southern shore, and from downtown North Little Rock to Cook's Landing on the northern shore. A fourteen (14)-mile loop will be created by a pedestrian bridge across Murray Lock and Dam and a renovated railroad bridge near the Presidential Library Center and Park. All together this project will offer approximately twenty-four (24) miles of trail in Central Arkansas. This trail will also connect to the 225-mile Ouachita Wilderness Trail in Pinnacle Mountain State Park adding an additional seventeen (17) miles to this nationally recognized trail.
Approximately 11.5 miles of the planned twenty-four (24) miles is complete. There are 4.5 miles on the Little Rock side complete from Interstate 430 to the eastern end of Rebsamen Park Road. Seven (7) miles of the trail is complete in North Little Rock ending at Cook's Landing. There are plans to start construction downtown this year and work toward Rebsamen Park.
Trails connect people with places, enabling them to walk or cycle to run errands, visit local attractions, or commute to work. With a fourteen (14)-mile loop and extensions, which create a total of twenty-four (24) miles, the Arkansas River Trail will provide residents with an ideal opportunity for commuting from east to west Little Rock, and to and from destinations in Little Rock and North Little Rock free from the congestion created by automobiles. Whether you are an athlete, need to lose weight, want to get outside or just want to walk your dog, the river trail is a place for all people.
Click below to view a detailed map of the Arkansas River Trail.
Ark River Trail Map 11 13 12.pdf