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Mountain Biking in Harpers Loop, North Little Rock, Arkansas USA

Type:
Road
Length:
37 mi / 59.5 km
Climb:
116 ft / 35.36 m
Start elevation:
226 ft / 69 m
Max elevation:
272 ft / 83 m
North Little Rock is located across the picturesque Arkansas River in Pulaski County, Arkansas. North Little Rock is the state’s sixth-largest city that includes beautiful lakes, magnificent parks such as Dickey-Stephens Park (home of the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team), Burns Park (one of the USA largest parks), walking and bicycling trails, recreational and entertainment facilities which bloom throughout the city.

Harper’s Loop offers a smooth flat scenic ride into the classic Arkansas Delta area and past some picturesque scenery such as pecan groves and cotton fields. The long version is a 37 mi / 59.5 km signed cycling route, starting from the Arkansas River Trail in North Little Rock to end up in Hwy 165. The shorter route starts at the Plantation Agricultural Museum State Park, continues to England and by making it right onto Hwy 161, it ends up back to Scott.

Since it’s a flat ride –the entire 37 mi / 59.5 km  area hosts only 116 ft / 35.36 m of climbing- we suggest that you take the long version. Elevation starts at 226 ft / 69 m and reaches a maximum of 272 ft / 83 m, making it a well suited ride for any rider. Nonetheless don’t you ever think that because of its flatness, that the ride doesn’t present a challenge.

Some of the trail is on frequently traveled roads and the area is in the center of some strange meteorological phenomena that can be tricky. Due to the “setbacks” mentioned before, but also the length of the route, we suggest that you ride this one in a group. After all, you might want to have an extra challenge, like a race or somebody to take some shots of you riding past the beautiful scenery.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Little Rock, AR
2.3 mi / 3.7 km, 10 mins
Head northon State Capitolto Capitol Mall 456 ft / 14 sec Take W 3rd St and AR-5 N / Main St / Main St Bridge to E Washington Ave in North Little Rock 1.8 miles / 6 minutes. Take the first turning right into Capitol Mall 115 feet Take the first turning left at State Capitol 318 feet Take the first turn right at W 3rd St 1.1 miles Turn left at (v) Scott St 0.2 miles Continue to AR-5 N / Main St / Main St Bridge 0.4 miles Continue on E Washington Ave. Drive to Arkansas River Trail 0.5 miles / 3 minutes. Turn right in (v) E Washington Ave 0.2 miles Turn right in (v) S Olive St 0.1 miles Turn left in (v) Arkansas River Trail
BY CAR FROM Jacksonville, AR
14.1 mi / 22.7 km, 18 mins
Take the US-167 S/US-67 Sfrom N 1st St and S Redmond Rd 2.5 miles / 5 min. Head southwest on N 1st St to Mulberry St 1.2 miles Turn rightat (n)W Trickey Ln 0.2 miles Continue to S Redmond Rd 0.9 miles Turn left to enter the US-167 S/US-67 S in Little Rock 0.2 miles Continue on US-167 S/US-67 S to North Little Rock . Take exit 141B from I-30 W/US-167 S/US-67 S 10.8 miles / 10 minutes. Enter the US-167 S/US-67 S 8.3 miles Merge onto I-40 W/US-167 S/US-67 S 0.9 miles Stay left to continue on the 30th I-W/US-167 S/US-67 S , follow signs for Route 153B/Interstate 30 W / US 65 S / Little Rock 1.5 miles Take exit 141B for US-70 E / Broadway 0.1 miles Continue N Cypress St. Drive to Arkansas River Trail 0.7 miles / 4 minutes. Merge onto N Cypress St 0.4 miles Turn right in (n) E Washington Ave 361 feet Take the 1st turn left in S Olive St 0.1 miles Turn left at (n) Arkansas River Trail
BY CAR FROM Maumelle, AR
15.1 mi / 24.3 km, 21 mins
Take I-40 E of AR-100 W / Maumelle Blvd and AR-365 S 2.5 miles / 7 minutes. Head west on Windwood Ln to Edgewood Dr 220 feet Turn right in (v) Edgewood Dr. 0.4 miles Turn left at (n) AR-100 W / Maumelle Blvd 1.3 miles Turn right on (n) AR-365 S 0.6 miles Turn right to enter (v) I-40 E toward Little Rock 0.2 miles Continue on I-40 E to North Little Rock . Take exit 141B from I-30 W 11.9 miles / 11 minutes. Merge onto I-40 E 10.5 miles Stay right to continue on U.S. 65-S , follow signs for Interstate 30 W / Little Rock 0.4 miles Merge onto I-30 W/US-65 S 0.8 miles Take exit 141B for US-70 E / Broadway 0.1 miles Continue on N Cypress St . Drive to Arkansas River Trail 0.7 miles / 4 minutes. Merge onto N Cypress St 0.4 miles Turn right in (v) E Washington Ave 361 feet Take the first turning left at S Olive St 0.1 miles Turn left at (n) Arkansas River Trail
BY AIR
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field,
7.1 mi / 11.4 km
BY AIR
Memorial Field Airport,
61.4 mi / 98.8 km.
BY TRAIN

The Station Building (with waiting room) is located in 1400 West Markham Street, Little Rock. From there you can use the local shuttle or one of the many cab companies to get to the spot.

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