LOUISVILLE RIVERWALK - Trail, Louisville, Kentucky

LOUISVILLE RIVERWALK - Trail, Louisville, Kentucky

DESCRIPTION

MOST OF THE RIVERWALK IS PAVED, BUT IT IS 20+ MILES LONG IF YOU START IN CHEROKEE PARK, AND IS A GREAT WAY TO RIDE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHOM DO NOT CARE FOR THE DIFFICULT PATH. THIS TRAIL WILL FOLLOW THE OHIO RIVER FROM THE LOUISVILLE WATER FRONT, ALL THE WAY TO RIVER PORT. YOU WILL RIDE PAST THE MCALPINE LOCKS AND DAM, THROUGH PORTLAND AND ALL THE WAY TO THE FARNSLEY MOORMAN LANDING

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-4 of 4  
[Aug 09, 2010]
Dusty
Cross Country Rider

I ride the southern part (Greenwood-Moorman) of the trail 5 days a week, I ride north from Greenwood less frequently. The trail is great until you’re forced off the floodwall at Lees Ln. From there you on surface streets (in high crime area) until you reach Chickasaw Park. The last time (EARLY SUMMER 09) I ventured the river side of the parks and found the trail was covered in mud (I have heard that it still is) and I was forced back onto the surface streets. I rode through Portland on Main St. and since I must have missed the sign followed main to 4th then south on 4th and made my way back to PRP. The “trail” from Lees Ln needs to be seriously reconsidered

Customer Service

Lees Lane South to Moorman it safe but flat.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 18, 2008]
shalbleib
Weekend Warrior

This is an OK paved trail at best. The scenery isn't that great along the Ohio in downtown Louisville. There are a lot of bugs depending on the time of year and since this is a mountain bike site, it's worth saying, this isn't a mountain bike trail. it's just a flat paved path along the river.

Customer Service

there's only one. but you can ride across the 2nd street bridge to In if you want...

Similar Products Used:

go to cherokee and senneca park and ride the actual trails there. they're not paved, more technical and MUCH better scenery.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 27, 2007]
MTB Guy
Weekend Warrior

Earlier this month we visited Louisville, KY for a youth soccer tournament. Convieniently for us, the games were at the Louisville Soccer Park which is near the trailhead. We rode about 6 miles in before having to turn around due to high water. Overall the trail is nice as it's along the riverfront. Some of it is under the expressway and you have to go around support beams -- stay to the right to avoid oncoming riders :-)

Customer Service

The point on the map represents the far east point. However, you can't start there because it's under construction (they're building a big condo on the river). Start at the Tumbleweed restaurant and head towards town. There are multiple paths to choose from as it winds through several parks. Enjoy 2 for 1 burgers at the Tumbleweed when you return.

Similar Products Used:

Iroquois Park (http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/parks/iroquois/) has some nice elevation changes. You can ride to the top and get a view of the city.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 27, 2007]
lyndanindiana
Weekend Warrior

THE RIVERWALK IS A GREAT PLACE TO RIDE YOUR BIKE OR WALK. I HAVE RODE IT TWICE NOW AND I LOVED IT BOTH TIMES. IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL SCENERY TO LOOK AT AS WELL. IF YOU START OUT BY JOE'S CRABSHACK AND END AT CHICKASAW PARK IT'S ABOUT 19 MILES THEIR AND BACK.

Customer Service

FROM JOE'S CRABSHACK TO CHICKASAW PARK

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 28, 2003]
Lee Wells
Weekend Warrior

This review is in response to the last review. The 'trail' does not exist between Chickasaw Park to Lee's Lane as of January 2004. As orginally envisioned it was/is/shall be along the entire Ohio River boundary of Jefferson County Kentucky.

Customer Service

The 'Riverwalk' actually starts at Caperton Swamp through Cox's Park and is complete to the water tower at Zorn Avenue then there is a 'on road no shoulder' along River Road (1 lane each way) from there to where River Road crosses Beargrass Creek there you can pick up sidewalk to "Joe's Crab Shack" and the first marker for it I've ever seen is about .3 miles after you pass the Belle Of Louisville moored on the waterfront. From there the sidewalk starts to have milage markers every tenth of a mile or so and concrete markers in the sidewalk itself with some 'river terms' and the level of the 1937 flood that pretty much wiped Louisville off the map for a few weeks. The riverwalk indicates it was higher than a 500 year flood. Prceeding westward there ias about .5 mile that runs right by a railroad track ...complete with railroad cars most of the time, then it passes the MacAlpine locks (under reconstruction as of this date) and on west to sections that are flooded during sometimes of the year. After going by Shawnee Park and south to Chickasaw the current trail ends. It reappears somewhere along old cane run road before the Pauper's cemetary then it goes alonf cane run to R

Similar Products Used:

One of the best trails in the area (over 30 miles long) doesn't allow bikes on it.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jul 23, 2002]
Toecutter

Nice ride for paved-road lovers. Wear bug repellent as you will ride next to gator-infested Beargrass creek. You will die of blood loss if you do not.

Customer Service

Cherokee to shawnee park

Similar Products Used:

Seneca Park

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Showing 1-4 of 4  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.