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Mountain Biking in Loop Two in Boyle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas USA

Level:
Intermediate
Type:
Singletrack
Elevation:
301ft/ 92m - 410ft / 125m
Gain:
570ft / 174m
Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas, is situated on the south bank of the Arkansas River. It has its name taken from the French explorer Benard de LaHarpe in 1721. It is a historic city with many museums, such as the Central High Museum, Children’s Museum and Discovery Museum. It also features awesome restaurants, exciting nightlife and offers many recreational activities to visitors.

The City of Little Rock offers over 60 parks and recreational areas. Boyle Park, the 250 ac / 1.2 km² urban park, features amenities such as a playground, picnic tables, parking, restroom, pavilions, paved trails, earthen trails, jogging, hiking and biking trails. Boyle Park has a series of three mountain biking trails, providing some great riding to the mountain biking enthusiasts.

Loop two is located near the 36th St and though it is not technically challenging, it offers a very good layout with a great mix of gentle climbs and short downhill sections. It can be ridden along a road or through a hillside trail that slopes down towards the end. This loop is ideal for  intermediate riders who want to increase their leg strength and sprinting. It has so many switchbacks and rolling hills that makes it the perfect trail for harnessing your riding capabilities.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sherwood, AR
15.4 mi / 24.8 km, 22 mins
Take the US-167 S/US-67 S of Wildwood Ave and Warden Rd 1.7 miles / 5 minutes. Head south on S Fairway Ave in Wildwood Ave 184 feet Take the first turning left on Wildwood Ave 1.2 miles Turn right in (v) Warden Rd 0.4 miles Take the exit on the left toward US-167 S/US-67 S 489 feet Continue on U.S. 167-S S/US-67 . Take I-30 W and I-630 W toward S University Ave in Little Rock . Take exit 5B from I-630 W 11.7 miles / 12 minutes. Merge onto US-167 S/US-67 S 2.7 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 Continue to follow the I-30 W/US-167 S 3.1 miles Take exit 139B to merge on I-630 W 4.9 miles Take exit 5B to enter S University Ave 0.2 miles Drive to Boyle Park Rd 2.0 miles / 5 minutes. Merge onto S University Ave 0.7 miles Turn right in (v) Boyle Park Rd
BY CAR FROM East End, AR
15.5 mi / 24.9 km, 26 mins
Head northeast on Arch St / Arch Street Pikein Baxley Ln 0.5 miles Turn left in (n) W Sawmill Rd 1.8 miles Turn right in (v) Chicot Rd 8.7 miles Continue to S University Ave/US-70B E Continue to follow the S University Ave 3.0 miles Turn left at (n) Colonel Glenn Rd 0.6 miles Turn right on (n) W 36th St 0.3 miles Take the 2nd turning right at Boyle Park Rd
BY CAR FROM Hot Springs, AR
50.1 mi / 80.6 km, 53 mins
Grand Ave . Take I-30 E/US-70 E to Colonel Glenn Rd in Little Rock 48.7 miles / 50 min. Make a 180 degree turn to Central Ave 17.3 miles Continue to US-70 E 6.8 miles Stay left at the fork, follow signs for I-30 E/US-70 E / Little Rock and enter the I-30 E/US-70 E 21.2 miles Take exit 132 for US 70B E 0.3 miles Turn left at (n) S University Ave/US-70B E Continue to follow the S University Ave 3.0 miles Continue on Colonel Glenn Rd . Drive to Boyle Park Rd 1.5 miles / 3 minutes. Turn left at (n) Colonel Glenn Rd 0.6 miles Turn right on (n) W 36th St 0.3 miles Take the 2nd turning right at Boyle Park Rd
BY AIR
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field,
9.3 mi / 15 km
BY AIR
Memorial Field Airport,
56.3 mi / 90.6 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.

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