Going for a hike is clinically proven to be good for you. The physical exertion helps boost heart health and the presence of nature helps with mental health. So whether you need a casual stroll to relieve stress or a challenge to build muscles, you’re sure to find a trail near your Little Rock apartment. Here are the top 5 hiking spots in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock, Arkansas in the SpringPinnacle Mountain State Park

Pinnacle Mountain State park has an abundance of trail options. You can take a daring adventure on the east side of the mountain or go at a steady pace across the west side. The scenery on both sides is luscious and unmatched. The park’s also pet-friendly. What more could you want than to bring your furry companion along?

 

Walking Trail with Creek in Arkansas

Rock Creek Trail

Rock Creek trail is a narrow trail surrounded by tall trees and mountains. When you finally reach the end of the 3 mile hike, you’ll be greeted by a beautiful waterfall. Even though this trail is shorter in comparison to Pinnacle Mountain, it has all of the same natural charm.

 

woman jogging on path in a park.Allsopp Park North and South Loops

In Little Rock, you don’t have to go far to find a satisfying hiking trail. Right near the city center, you’ll find the Allsopp Park north and south walking loops. These hiking trails are pet-friendly and fairly easy to traverse. If you like the smell of fresh flowers, then I recommend checking out the beautiful blooms parading alongside each trail in the spring.

 

River Mountain Trail

River Mountain trail will bring you closer to the more pleasant sounds and sights of nature. Most of the trail weaves over a creek, generously shaded by trees. You can set out on a relaxing hike near the river or head all the way to Conner Park on a 4 mile trek.

 

Sign point towards pedestrian walking trail with trees behind it. Conner Park Loops

If you need a relatively fast hike between meetings or during a lunch break, then check out Conner Park. The trail is 1.5 miles long and goes up a steady incline. In addition to finding peace in nature, you can build some pretty mean leg muscles.