Scenic City: Experience LIttle Rock's Great Outdoors
From hiking to golfing to even kayaking, Little Rock isn't the capital city of "The Natural State" for nothing!
Where: Pinnacle Mountain (West Little Rock)
Distance: 1.5 miles, round trip
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Info: ArkansasStateParks.com/PinnacleMountain (Map)
We’re famous for our scenic trails with diverse vantage points, but the best view in town is no doubt the breathtaking, 360-degree perspective found at the top of Pinnacle Mountain.
Where: Arkansas River Trail (North Little Rock, Downtown, Riverdale)
Distance: 17-mile loop
Bikes: Rent a bike- Bobby's Bike Hike
Info: ArkansasRiverTrail.org (Map PDF)
Riders of all skill levels love the River Trail, which connects 5,000 acres of scenic parkland with paved paths. Make a day of it: Start in downtown Little Rock, then peddle your way west to the Big Dam Bridge, which offers lofty views from as high as 90 feet above the river.
Where: Rebsamen Park Golf Course (Riverdale)
Cost: $23-29 green fees; $12/per person on cart fees
Info: RebsamenGolf.com (Map)
This championship course is nestled beautifully in a bend of the Arkansas River. Have a camera handy on No. 13, as the river and downtown skyline views are picture-perfect.
Where: Little Maumelle Water Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park (West Little Rock)
Info: Reservations required: (501) 868-5806
Soak in the beauty of The Natural State on this 4.5-mile guided kayak tour. Visitors will see hidden sections of the state park along a known wildlife viewing area. Call for tour schedule.
Where: William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Park Wetlands (Downtown)
Size: 13 acres
Info: LittleRock.gov (Map)
Presidential Park Wetlands showcase wildlife and river life in a restored habitat adjacent to the Clinton Library. The wetlands feature pedestrian trails, an elevated walkway and two bridges affording spectacular views. Dog-friendly trails available.