From hiking to golfing to even kayaking, Little Rock isn't the capital city of "The Natural State" for nothing!

Hiking

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
Take the West or East Summits trails to the top of Pinnacle Mountain for 360-degree views of Little Rock and the Arkansas River.

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.


Cycling

Daniel Moody
Junction Bridge and Big Dam Bridge, both part of the Arkansas River Trail.

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.


Golfing

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

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.


Kayaking

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Experience the city’s beauty from the water, an unforgettable perspective and experience by kayak in west Little Rock.

Where: Little Maumelle Water Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park (West Little Rock)   
Cost: $40/kayak
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.


Wildlife Watching

Vince Palermo
Nestled in the heart of downtown Little Rock, visitors will find a protected wildlife haven to explore.

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.