As I mentioned in our Little Rock, AR post, we made a quick stop in Arkansas on our way to Texas last month. We stopped to ride the Trolley and have lunch in downtown Little Rock and then drove a short ways out to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. It was my goal to see some of the natural beauty of Arkansas and it did not disappoint.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park is located just over a mile from the northwest edge of Little Rock, AR in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. From a distance you can see the highlight of the 2,000 acre park, Pinnacle Mountain. It rises over 750 feet above the nearby Arkansas River, which sits at about 250 feet above mean sea level. If we had more time I would have loved to climb to the peak. Unfortunately, we were due in Texas, it was 95 degrees, and our four year olds were already tired.
Instead, we stopped at the ranger station to use the bathroom and pick up a map. Then we walked the shorter trail by the station. It started on the opposite side of the parking lot next to this green lake.
The trail climaxed at this view of the Arkansas River. It was stunning. Despite the extreme heat, it was a beautiful day with a clear blue sky and we could see for miles. Our son was sure he could see the whole wide world. They looked out for a long time and then we hiked the rest of the path.
*The ranger station had clean bathrooms and vending machines.
*Hiking, paddle boating, horseback riding, and picnicking are all options.
*After this we hopped back in the car, here are some of our favorite road trip play ideas.
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