Louisville Riverwalk

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Note: The Louisville Riverwalk between Portland Wharf Park and Shawnee Park will be closed throughout 2015 and 2016 to allow for bank erosion repairs. The eastern portion of the trail remains open, and a signed detour directs trail users around the closure. See the City of Louisville's official website for up-to-date information and specific closure and detour information.

The Louisville Riverwalk travels through downtown along the Ohio River between Waterfront Park and Shawnee Park, west of the city. The trail features scenic river views, including an overlook near 26th Street, where you can see McApline Lock & Dam. Coal barges and passenger boats use the lock to go around the Falls of the Ohio.

The trail provides access to parks and city amenities.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in Shawnee Park, at the trail's southern end, and at Lannan Memorial Park (where Marine St. and 26th St. converge and at the end of Lannan Park Rd.) and at Festival Plaza on the Waterfront (River Rd.).

Reviews

nice views

   May, 2015 by target88

The trail was clean and clear the day I took it. The views are nice and stopped at the riverboats to talk with some other bikers. I ended up going just short of Shawnee park as the trail had a detour. If you do this, you most certainly need to link in ...read more

What a mess in the western half of the trail!

   September, 2014 by steve.goodman.9022

Not too long ago, I hiked the Riverwalk from east of the Big Four bridge to Shawnee Park. The Riverwalk was pretty and seemingly well-kept east of about 31st Street. But from west of there, the path became terribly overgrown with tall weeds and was covered ...read more

Repairs and Security Upgrades Needed!

   July, 2014 by mgraham86

My girlfriend and I began our ride just to the eastern side of the Big Four Bridge with the goal of riding along the Riverwalk to Shawnee Park (about 8 miles) and back. The short ride to Waterfront Park seemed to be well-maintained (but not very clearly ...read more