What to know
A trail that crosses something called the Big Dam Bridge has got to be fun, and this one is. Besides the BDB – the longest bridge in the world designed and built specifically for bikes and walkers – the Arkansas River Trail also crosses the Clinton Library Bridge, Junction Bridge and Two Rivers Bridge. The trail winds through the metropolitan areas of Little Rock and North Little Rock, connecting 38 parks, six museums and more than 5,000 acres of federal, state and local parkland. Voted “Best Bike Trail in the South” by AAA Travel South Magazine, the River Trail offers up loops from 16 to 88 miles. There are multiple access points with easy parking and several fix-it stations along the route. The trail is shared by bikers, walkers, runners and wildlife and offers dozens of recreation areas and other attractions. For links out to more detailed information and more comprehensive maps, visit www.ArkansasRiverTrail.org.