Situated on the south bank of the Arkansas River, Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas. Its name was taken from the French explorer Benard de LaHarpe in 1721. It is a rather 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.
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Mountain Biking in Volcano Escape Road, Volcano National Park, Hawaii USA
The park is an international World Heritage site and provides the visitors with several exciting biking opportunities. Volcano Escape Road is 8 mi/12 km long (out and back), with an elevation gain at 685 ft/209 m and starts at Thurston Lava Tube. It is an easy, suitable for beginners fun ride that takes you through the lovely rain forest, with fern trees and wild pigs and it is entirely dirt surfaced. Escape Road will intersect The Crater Rim Road near the Volcano Park entrance.
In the town of Hilo, there are shops that you can buy or rent mountain bike equipment, as well as maps with the trail roads. Accommodation, apart from the town of Hilo, for those who wish to stay on the mountains and enjoy the majestic rainforest, can be found at Volcano Village, very close to the National Park.