Louisville, KY Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Louisville, KY. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Ohio River Greenway and Big Four Bridge. With more than 8 trails covering 67 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Big Four Bridge

0.5 mi
State: IN, KY
Concrete

Clarksville Heritage Trail

1.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Discovery Trail (IN)

1.9 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Heritage Trail of Madison

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Indian Creek Trail (IN)

3 mi
State: IN
Concrete, Gravel

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

2.5 mi
State: IN, KY
Asphalt

Louisville Loop

50.51 mi
State: KY
Asphalt, Concrete

Ohio River Greenway

5.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Big Four Bridge links Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the majestic Ohio River, once described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth.” The bridge’s...
IN, KY 0.5 mi Concrete
The Clarksville Heritage Trail links the residential heart of Clarksville, Indiana, with its growing trail system and two local parks. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Dinky Line railroad...
IN 1.6 mi Asphalt
Clarksville's Discovery Trail is a welcome addition to southern Indiana's expanding network of trails. The trail sits on a disused CSX right-of-way stretching from Applegate Lane in the east to Silver...
IN 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....
IN 2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Indian Creek Trail is actually a series of interconnected trails stretching between between the YMCA and the Hayswood Nature Reserve, near Corydon in Harrisburg County. From the YMCA of Harrison...
IN 3 mi Concrete, Gravel
This multipurpose trail provides a safe, non-motorized alternative to cross the Ohio River between Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The two-lane paved trail actually starts 1.4 miles...
IN, KY 2.5 mi Asphalt
In the 1890s, pre-eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. envisioned large community parks connected to the neighborhoods of Louisville via “ribbons of green.” His tree-lined parkways...
KY 50.51 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Ohio River Greenway (formerly known as the Clarksville Levee Trail) winds through Clarksville, Indiana, on top of the levees designed to hold back the Ohio River in the event of rising water....
IN 5.6 mi Asphalt

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Indian Creek Trail (IN)

IN - 3 miles

The Indian Creek Trail is actually a series of interconnected trails stretching between between the YMCA and the Hayswood Nature Reserve, near Corydon in Harrisburg County. From the YMCA of Harrison...

Discovery Trail (IN)

IN - 1.9 miles

Clarksville's Discovery Trail is a welcome addition to southern Indiana's expanding network of trails. The trail sits on a disused CSX right-of-way stretching from Applegate Lane in the east to Silver...

Clarksville Heritage Trail

IN - 1.6 miles

The Clarksville Heritage Trail links the residential heart of Clarksville, Indiana, with its growing trail system and two local parks. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Dinky Line railroad...

Louisville Loop

KY - 50.51 miles

In the 1890s, pre-eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. envisioned large community parks connected to the neighborhoods of Louisville via “ribbons of green.” His tree-lined parkways...

Accordion

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

IN,KY - 2.5 miles

This multipurpose trail provides a safe, non-motorized alternative to cross the Ohio River between Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The two-lane paved trail actually starts 1.4 miles...

Big Four Bridge

IN,KY - 0.5 miles

The Big Four Bridge links Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the majestic Ohio River, once described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth.” The bridge’s...

Ohio River Greenway

IN - 5.6 miles

The Ohio River Greenway (formerly known as the Clarksville Levee Trail) winds through Clarksville, Indiana, on top of the levees designed to hold back the Ohio River in the event of rising water....

Heritage Trail of Madison

IN - 2 miles

The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....

Discovery Trail (IN)

IN - 1.9 miles

Clarksville's Discovery Trail is a welcome addition to southern Indiana's expanding network of trails. The trail sits on a disused CSX right-of-way stretching from Applegate Lane in the east to Silver...

Clarksville Heritage Trail

IN - 1.6 miles

The Clarksville Heritage Trail links the residential heart of Clarksville, Indiana, with its growing trail system and two local parks. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Dinky Line railroad...

Big Four Bridge

IN,KY - 0.5 miles

The Big Four Bridge links Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the majestic Ohio River, once described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth.” The bridge’s...

Heritage Trail of Madison

IN - 2 miles

The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....

Accordion

Ohio River Greenway

IN - 5.6 miles

The Ohio River Greenway (formerly known as the Clarksville Levee Trail) winds through Clarksville, Indiana, on top of the levees designed to hold back the Ohio River in the event of rising water....

Louisville Loop

KY - 50.51 miles

In the 1890s, pre-eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. envisioned large community parks connected to the neighborhoods of Louisville via “ribbons of green.” His tree-lined parkways...

Indian Creek Trail (IN)

IN - 3 miles

The Indian Creek Trail is actually a series of interconnected trails stretching between between the YMCA and the Hayswood Nature Reserve, near Corydon in Harrisburg County. From the YMCA of Harrison...

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

IN,KY - 2.5 miles

This multipurpose trail provides a safe, non-motorized alternative to cross the Ohio River between Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The two-lane paved trail actually starts 1.4 miles...

Louisville Loop

KY - 50.51 miles

In the 1890s, pre-eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. envisioned large community parks connected to the neighborhoods of Louisville via “ribbons of green.” His tree-lined parkways...

Clarksville Heritage Trail

IN - 1.6 miles

The Clarksville Heritage Trail links the residential heart of Clarksville, Indiana, with its growing trail system and two local parks. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Dinky Line railroad...

Ohio River Greenway

IN - 5.6 miles

The Ohio River Greenway (formerly known as the Clarksville Levee Trail) winds through Clarksville, Indiana, on top of the levees designed to hold back the Ohio River in the event of rising water....

Heritage Trail of Madison

IN - 2 miles

The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....

Accordion

Indian Creek Trail (IN)

IN - 3 miles

The Indian Creek Trail is actually a series of interconnected trails stretching between between the YMCA and the Hayswood Nature Reserve, near Corydon in Harrisburg County. From the YMCA of Harrison...

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

IN,KY - 2.5 miles

This multipurpose trail provides a safe, non-motorized alternative to cross the Ohio River between Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The two-lane paved trail actually starts 1.4 miles...

Discovery Trail (IN)

IN - 1.9 miles

Clarksville's Discovery Trail is a welcome addition to southern Indiana's expanding network of trails. The trail sits on a disused CSX right-of-way stretching from Applegate Lane in the east to Silver...

Big Four Bridge

IN,KY - 0.5 miles

The Big Four Bridge links Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the majestic Ohio River, once described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth.” The bridge’s...

Recent Trail Reviews

Louisville Loop

Tale of Two Trails

August, 2022 by bikin-mike

Tale of 2 trails….maybe 3

All the glowing reviews are for the Parklands of Floyds Fork. Look out when you go downtown!!!

5 stars for Floyds but 2 stars for downtown.

We parked at Turkey Run Park on Seatonville Rd. Turned out to be almost perfect midpoint. Rode 10 miles North to end at Miles Garden. All concrete except for the section North of Taylorsville Rd. Relatively flat except for the tough long climb North of Taylorsville and then at the very end approaching Miles Garden.

In the afternoon we parked at the South end at Broad Run Park. Rode about 10 miles North to Turkey Run. Much different experience. Same great trail surface, but many more hills. I think we had 3 steep climbs. I got off and pushed on a couple. Windy downhills were fun though. Amazing that this beautiful park is not tax supported. A real gem indeed!

Downtown is a different story. Parked at Big Four and headed West. Pretty nice for first couple miles. Started seeing some homeless tents under I-64 past the Science Center parking around 9th Street. Had some folks riding go carts and scooters on the trail and wouldn’t move over for bicycles. The real “fun” started after the railroad underpass where trail turns right. Down a sidewalk with some flood level markers in the pavement, then a couple sharp turns into a wooded park. Pavement ends. All dirt and mud. Abandoned cars. We finally turned around when we got to a bridge with mud halfway up to the railings. (see pic) Do yourself a favor. Turnaround when you see the sign at Portland Wharf Park that says Loop Alt Route. (see pic) Was about 4.2 miles from Big Four to Portland Wharf.

Enjoyed the wide diversity of the 3 rides. Definitely a big change from a typical flat and straight Rail-Trail…..bikin-Mike….Aug 2022

Louisville Loop

A great trail that offers everything for the cyclist. Rolling hills, switchbacks, bridges over water & ravines, pallisades + lots of maintained trail heads.

March, 2022 by kyroadcyclist

A great trail that offers everything for the cyclist. Rolling hills, switchbacks, bridges over water & ravines, pallisades + lots of maintained trail heads.

Louisville Loop

Grade A+

November, 2021 by bjwana_tl

Rode out & back from Fisherville Paddling Access, through Pope Lick Park, to Seatonville Road. Excellent facilities and great trail surface. What more could you ask for?

Accordion

Louisville Loop

Bridge day

September, 2021 by mem9622

We called this bridge day because we started on the east end of the Louisville side of the Ohio River at the beginning of the trail and then traveled west and actually saw and four bridges. The concrete trail meanders along the waterfront and is a very beautiful and well-maintained trail. There was a concert being set up at the waterfront area which we had to detour around which was very easy: we went all the way to the section past the railroad yard, where the mud disallowed us to go further; There was a homeless community underneath the bridge; Towards the end of the West Trail, there is a really interesting section where the markings of how high the river came during floods is embedded in the sidewalk that you bike along.

Louisville Loop

We rode a part of the southeast loop today. 11 miles of it, 22 total miles. Rest stops with air pumps. Nice wide paved throughout. Ya need to go if you have a chance.

August, 2021 by dundeeyank

We rode a part of the southeast loop today. 11 miles of it, 22 total miles. Rest stops with air pumps. Nice wide paved throughout. Ya need to go if you have a chance.

Louisville Loop

closures confusing

August, 2021 by amyarrendell6

One southern point said Parking however there was no parking. Went to another location to park and had a nice shady ride along the river for almost a mile and the trail was closed with no detours shown. I biked through a golf course and then back the way I came. Tried to head south but the routes were on city streets or through a park to get to the river garden. Not clear where to go. Very unsatisfactory

Ohio River Greenway

Very busy trail this morning! Good views of the Ohio River.

July, 2021 by abn2nds

Very busy trail this morning! Good views of the Ohio River.

Louisville Loop

Not family friendly!

May, 2021 by coachdes

Sorry but placing paint on two main heavy trafficked industrial roads to create Louisville loop does not make it bike friendly! Several of the curves were not thought out, squeezed in with no concern for traffic or biker safety, especially along the alternate route - that takes you through not so nice congested area - past the Kroger’s shooting site?! And why/when does the alternate route begin? No rhyme or reason, we missed it only to discover the path behind Shawnee golf course to Shawnee park is washed out, maybe two miles? Fix it... Come on!!! Come on Louisville, you can do way better than this!

Louisville Loop

Great bike ride for whole family!

May, 2021 by barrel_racing_peanut

We have gone to the Floyd’s fork sections quite a few times. It’s great!

Louisville Loop

Louisville Loop Is Lovely

March, 2021 by chris663

Wednesday, March third, midday ride from Pope Lick north to William Miles Community Garden and back. 20 miles round trip. Concrete path was in excellent condition, the creek water was in the banks and the birds were chattering. Benches and picnic tables to enjoy the views and have a snack. Super nice day. Mostly walkers. Plenty of parking spaces. Safe and secure.

Heritage Trail of Madison

Local treasure, 5 STARS!!!

October, 2020 by nina.a.campbell.5

We love our Heritage Trail in Madison! Bob Greene does am excellent job keeping it up too! It's one of a few paths that will take you from the hilltop to historic downtown, one of the longest stretches of historic buildings in the US. It is super steep and hard to get back up, but if you're doing some cardio training, it's great. Going up the trail there are about 4 benches to rest on. I can usually get the kids up it using those. It has so many different and fun ways to hike it. You can continue following the railway tracks and go along the river all the way to the Madison-Milton Bridge and back again. You can go down it, then head up the old tracks back to the hilltop or you can also go down it, then head west and hook up with Clifty Falls SP. So many options!

Heritage Trail of Madison

Heritage Trail Madison, Indiana

September, 2020 by jypsey.diane

Very nice trail! It has a steep incline so it might be difficult for children, strollers or those not in good shape.

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