Saturday, December 3, 2011

Walker Park Trail

Today I managed to dodge the rain and get in a nice run down to Walker Park.  The Walker Park Trail runs around the perimeter of the park and ranges from a thin concrete sidewalk to a 10ft. wide asphalt trail.  The most scenic part of this trail was in the northeastern part around the Senior Activity Center.  The part of the trail shown in green on the map below, was wooded and had some nice views of the city.  Much of the rest of the trail was not very scenic, but it was pretty flat.  This trail would be really nice if people cleaned up the creek and the city planted (and better protected from deer) some more trees along the trail.

For those really looking to get in some nature, there are some dirt trails through the forest between Block Ave. and College Ave., but they aren't recommended unless you are perfectly comfortable coming across tents in the middle of the woods.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Rose Creek Trail

Update 5/11/2014: Paving work has begun. A short stretch between Thayer and Dennison near Capitol Ave. is now paved.

Residents of Capitol View/Stift Station are working with city officials on a trail that would connect the neighborhood to the River Trail.  The proposed Rose Creek Trail would roughly follow Rose Creek and a railroad right-of-way up from Cantrell Rd. to 7th St.  Some supporters envision it continuing along the railroad all the way to Roosevelt Rd., the State Fairgrounds, and even connecting up to a proposed Fourche Bottoms Trail.   In addition to the fairgrounds, this trail would pass by Whitewater Tavern, Little Rock Central High School, and some scenic cemeteries.

Some people have discussed using part or all of this trail as a scenic, yet lengthy work-around to the Dillards/Episcopal RiverTrail problem.

View Rose Creek Trail in a larger map