One of the perks of living in the Natural State is the abundance of activities and breathtaking scenery that await right outside. It’s hard to beat the fall colors and mountaintop views the state has to offer, and you don’t have to venture far to see them. Read on to see our favorite family-friendly hikes around Little Rock.

The Arkansas Trail

Perfect for a leisurely daytime getaway, this trail is the center of the Arkansas Arboretum at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. 

  • Paved loop trail offers an easy hiking experience

  • Benches along the way allow for convenient stops to rest or simply take in the scenery

  • Audio sign panels advise hikers on the variety of woody plants and trees

Emerald Park Trail

Boasting some of the area’s best views, this 5.5 mile trail follows a bluff line along the North Little Rock side of the Arkansas river.

  • Stunning scenic overlook views of the downtown Little Rock skyline

  • Moderate difficulty level allows optimal exercise for the whole family

  • Several activity options are available on this year-round trail 

Two Rivers Park Trail

This heavily-trafficked loop trail is the perfect afternoon activity for a family weekend.

  • Paved foundation offers perfect conditions for bike riding

  • Spots along the way are great for fishing 

  • Breathtaking river views

Allsopp North Park Trails

Located toward downtown just off Cantrell Road, this convenient destination offers fun for the whole family.

  • Trails for hiking and biking, including options for beginners and experts

  • Scenic overlooks of the city, unique flora and running streams

    • Bonus: if you’re lucky, you may even get a glimpse of some artwork along the way.

Pinnacle Mountain Base Trail Loop

This kid-friendly trail is chock-full of nature’s sights and sounds.

  • Heavily wooded trail provides optimal views in the fall

  • Colorful flora along the way 

  • Moderate difficulty keeps the journey fun and entertaining, even for the older kids

Check out all 28 trails our area has to offer here