Trail Etiquette

The Arkansas River Trail System is a unique opportunity to experience the Natural State at its finest. Through its series of pathways, various habitats and opportunities for exploration, visitors can learn about the incredible diversity of Arkansas’ natural environment. However, in order to insure the trail remains a pristine destination for future generations, it’s important that all visitors show respect for their surroundings, as well as for other people and animals utilizing the Arkansas River Trail system.

Please take note of the following information and etiquette guidelines when visiting the trail:

  • Most parks, including Two Rivers Park, close at dark, but cyclists are allowed to ride through. Burns Park closes at midnight, Riverview Park closes at 10:00 pm.
  • Keep pets on a short leash and under control at all times. Always clean up after your pets.
  • Keep an eye on your children at all times.
  • Keep to the right side of the pathways, except when passing others.
  • When preparing to pass others, speak an audible warning in advance. Always pass on the left side, while leaving two feet of clearance.
  • Pedestrians always have the right of way. Groups should travel single-file to insure that cyclists are able to pass.
  • When stopping, move off of the pavement so as not to impede passers-by on the Arkansas trails.
  • Cyclists and skaters should travel at safe and appropriate speeds.
  • Pay attention to all trail markings, signs and other alerts or warnings.
  • Do not smoke while on the Arkansas trails.
  • Motorized vehicles are not allowed, with the exception of motorized wheelchairs and emergency vehicles.
  • Paved pathways are for cyclists, skaters, runners and walkers.

Please practice Leave No Trace when enjoying the Arkansas River Trail.

  • KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
  • STICK TO THE TRAIL
  • TRASH YOUR TRASH AND PICK UP POOP
  • LEAVE IT AS YOU FIND IT
  • KEEP WILDLIFE WILD
  • MANAGE YOUR PET
  • SHARE THE ARKANSAS RIVER TRAIL
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