Boyle Park trails - TRAIL

Boyle Park trails - Trail, Little Rock, Arkansas

There are a series of three trials in the middle of Arkansas that provide some great riding without forcing a person to leave the city. Loop One is a great beginners trail. It is almost all singletrack, with lots of twisting turns. For the beginner, taking things slow and easy will allow you to make it through the trail. For the more advanced rider, all you need to do is up your speed to get an adrenaline rush. Loop Two is a bit further away. You can ride to this loop along a road (blech!) or cruise a hillside trail that slopes down towards the end. This second section of trail is perfect for the intermidiate who is looking to increase his leg strength and sprinting. the trail has lots of switchbacks and rolling hills to make you work. The third loop is one I call the Granny Gear Loop. Lots of climbing (and I mean LOTS!). The trail is tight, steep, rocky and rooty. For advanced riders who like the terrain to challenge their conditioning as well as their handling skills, this one is a blast.

User Reviews (8)

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scoutcat   Cross Country Rider [Nov 08, 2010]

best trails in little rock from best to worst: camp robinson - burns park - boyle park - alsopp park.

in reviewing the posts here its clear to me that either trails have changed over time or people dont know good riding. alsopp park has by far the worst trails in central arkansas, yet the ratings here are 4/5.

if you are in little rock and dont have the time to get to camp robinson then hit burns park (all the loops) or boyle park.

boyle has about 8 miles of singletrack but some sections are separated by paved road. if you havent been there before then get someone to take you and show you the spots. much of the terrain is similar to burns park and the areas that run along side Boyle Park rd are steep, techy and aerobically challenging. if you ride the loops/sections both ways and make different loops you can easily spend 2-3h having a really good time. although boyle park is a bit sketchy i have yet to have any problems there. theres a regular group ride there thurs at 645 - pretty good group of guys and not too fast. burns park has more trails but boyle park aint bad and really should be rated much higher than it is.

Customer Service

start at the second parking lot. do a couple loops directly west of the parking lot. then make your way to the blue trail by the main entrance. these maps kinda suck but here you go: www.littlerock.org/Images/.../boyle_park_website_entry_021710_red1.pdf

Similar Products Used: 1. camp robinson
2. burns park
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4
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3
tonofearth   Racer [Mar 02, 2008]

Boyle Park has some surprisingly nice sections of single track hidden out there. There are also some short super twisty sections which are great for harnessing your cornering capabilities. Decent place to ride, but there are much better places in town (Camp Robinson, Burns Park, & Alsopp Park)

Similar Products Used: Camp Robinson, Burns Park, Alsopp Park
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3
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3
Shon   Cross Country Rider [Oct 12, 2003]

Easy to get to. As tough aerobically as you want to make it. Long, mostly flat runs through the trees. One short loop with long uphill sections. A couple of really good climbs.

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4
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4
Eddie Clark   [Dec 23, 1998]

I have ridden this more times than I can remember. It is mostly tight, twisty, and bumpy singletrack. Chris, there are no hills in Boyle Park worthy of resorting to your granny gear, I middle and big ring the whole thing. There are group rides there in the summer that turn into a race. It's great for locals, but not worth making a long drive for.

Customer Service

clockwise

Similar Products Used: Allsop Park rules over Boyle, and so do the Camp Robinson trails. Downtown urban assaults are fun too, Don't miss stopping for a microbrew and slice of pie at Vino's if you're in the neighborhood.
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3
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Andrew   [May 28, 2001]

We rode this trail in early May 2001 and it really sucked! The whole area looks like a run-down old park surrounded by ghetto scenes. All the trails that went off the pavement had trees larger than 12" diameter laying in the path. I felt very scared leaving my vehicle unattended for any amount of time. This trail totally sucked and I would not recommend it to anyone who likes to ride a bike.

Customer Service

None

Similar Products Used: Camp robinson all the way
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1
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Dale   [Jul 22, 2001]

The park is not heavily used and the trails are not routinely maintained. Much of the trail network is paved with span foot bridges crisscrossing the creek. The trail network is a mix of short intersecting trails that really does not give you much opportunity to stretchout. No hills or technical terrain that I have found, just easy casual riding.

Customer Service

All trails are fairly easy and are great for beginners and those just seeking a bit of fresh air and exercise.

Similar Products Used: Camp Robinson
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3
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Zeke   [Nov 12, 2001]

Slow, narrow, some rocks and roots. Couple of fair climbs. Nothing technical.

Customer Service

It's all the same, tight, low speed stuff. Mainly beginner trails.

Similar Products Used: Camp Robinson C.A.R.P. or nasty fish trails are better.
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2
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Sam   [Feb 07, 2003]

These trails are not my favorite, but for a mountain bike ride right in the middle of the city, they're not bad at all. I usually ride Boyle in the evenings when I don't have enough time to do a long ride elsewhere. The trails are sort of spread out through the park, so you have to know how to connect between the different sections to put a decent ride together. The largest section is basically a loop that can be ridden fast, and isn't technical. On the other side of the road you can connect to a section that is about a mile long and is quite technical. There are short, steep climbs, with lots of rocks and roots, and it's pretty challenging to ride it in either direction. There's also a nice long downhill section that connects to a newer loop near 36th St. This loop isn't technical, but it's laid out well with a good mix of gentle climbs and short downhill sections. All in all, I think Boyle Park has some nice singletrack if you're looking for a place to go for a quick ride. One other thing that is nice about these trails is that they were built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers, and they make very good use of a limited area.

Customer Service

Ride some on the easier trails and then go across the road and ride the more technical trails and then on down to a newer loop that is near 36th St. Then, reverse course and ride it again the other way.

Similar Products Used: Camp Robinson has by far the best network of mountain bike trails in central Arkansas. Nothing else is even close.
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