Louisville Riverwalk

Trail Map

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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.).


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

Large Section Closed...

   November, 2012 by dtleighton

On 11/25/12 my daughter and I took our tandem out for a spin to break up the long drive home from Thanksgiving. We started from the Shawnee Park end, heading in toward downtown, and found that a large section of the trail through the park was closed due ...read more