For horseback riding enthusiasts, the Arkansas River Trail System is an opportune place to saddle up for an afternoon in the great outdoors. The lengthy trail traverses a myriad of surroundings, from cityscapes to wooded brush.
There are horseback riding trails in Burns Park in North Little Rock and in Two Rivers Park in Little Rock. Designated horse trailer parking is located on Joe K. Poach Road in North Little Rock and between the public gardens and the restrooms at Two Rivers Park off of Pinnacle Valley Road in west Little Rock.
Riders must have their Coggins Papers with them at all times so as not to endanger the health of other horses.
Riders on horseback are to remain only on unpaved and natural surface trails designated for horse traffic. Horses are not allowed on the paved trail, except to cross, and riders must remove any manure. Horses have the right of way but riders should be aware of pedestrians and bicyclists.
Those without their own horses who are interested in riding near the trail can visit Chief Whitehorse Trail Rides at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The various outposts of the trail offer some of the best horseback riding in Arkansas.