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The Arkansas River Trail

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Address: 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock River Market, Little Rock, AR 72201-1638

The Arkansas River Bicycle Trail System is roughly 100 miles of bike paths...

The Arkansas River Bicycle Trail System is roughly 100 miles of bike paths stretching from downtown Little Rock in the River Market all the way out to Pinnacle Mountain. The bike trail begins in the Little Rock River Market and extends on both sides of the Arkansas River, crossing three pedestrian only bike bridges, including the magnificent Clinton Presidential Bike Bridge in the easternmost River Market district, Two Rivers Park bridge on the westernmost portion of the trail, and the World-Famous Big Dam Bridge which is the world's largest ped-only bike bridge spanning over the entire Arkansas River Dam. Bring your bike and enjoy both sides of the Arkansas River as you ride from downtown Little Rock through scenic Burns Park over the Big Dam Bridge and Two Rivers Park bridges extending all the way out to Pinnacle Mountain (Arkansas' most popular state park). Bike Rentals are provided in the downtown Little Rock River Market.Whether you walk, skate, or prefer to bicycle the miles of Riverfront beauty, you won't be disappointed. The entire Arkansas River Bike Trail system is paved and no motorized vehicles are allowed (including cars, trucks, and segways).

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Nice Trail for Walking or Bikes

This is a lovely trail with lots of native plantings. Spring is beautiful with all the blooms. Easy access and fine for those who may be challenged in walking.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stephanie B
Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely trail with lots of native plantings. Spring is beautiful with all the blooms. Easy access and fine for those who may be challenged in walking.

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly a great river walk! (I've done river walks in San Antonio, TX and Columbus, MS, Seattle, WA) The River Walk is a great asset to downtown - From the Presidential Library to the end of downtown one can wander along the river at several different levels. There is a ampitheatre and a farmer's market (in season). There are numerous... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time on the trail, took off from Clinton Pedestrian Bridge through downtown but with detours. We probably should have looked at a map before we started because we weren't sure how far the trail went or if it did a loop. Kept going until Big Dam Bridge and made the loop on the north side of the river...longer than... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I still lived in the area, I absolutely LOVED biking the river trail system! And they've made some improvements since then :) It is especially nice to time your bike ride (or hike) so you can catch the sunrise on the Big Dam Bridge. Then, when you pass through the River Market District, you can stop off & grab... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The river trail is really something to be thankful for. As a LR resident, my quality of life here is greatly impacted by the river trail system.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you have the time the river trail is a great walk on a nice day. We walked it for about an hour last week after a lunch at the Rivermarket pavilion. There are more and more pieces of art (sculptures) along the way. You can cross to the north little rock side and walk that path too. I recommended... More 

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Sherwood, Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The arkansas river trail meanders along the beautiful Arkansas river and through burns park, where kids can play, have a picnic lunch, or even bring your rod and reel and do some fishing. Spend the whole day discovering along this well maintained paved path.

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Rome, Georgia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was a great place for a walk, run or bike. They do request that cyclists start about a mile east of the "big dam bridge" at Murray lot instead of nearer the bridge. From the dam bridge to Kiplinger headed west & back it was about a 14+ mile loop (out & back) with some interesting environs including some... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This trail is quite beautiful and relaxing. It offers an area for all kinds of activities and beautiful views. If you are into biking, walking, jogging or any other types of outdoor activities, this is the place to go and unwind after a busy day at the office!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I run different parts of this trail nearly every Saturday. Lots of variety. People walk, run, bike and some just enjoy the views.

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