Louisville Riverwalk

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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.).


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

some mess

   July, 2014 by bobbydon

We ride this trail, sometimes, but not on a regular basis anymore. We started out on River Road way up east and ride through downtown Louisville and up to Shawnee Park. Going through with train cars, trash everywhere, beer bottles galore, along with liquor ...read more