The Mississippi River Trail is a system of disconnected, paved trails on the levees along both banks of the Mississippi River in southern Louisiana. The most popular segment, well-used by locals and visitors alike, extends from Audubon Park in New Orleans to the Bonnet Carré Spillway in St. Charles Parish.
The trail is referred to locally by many other names, including the New Orleans Levee Top Trail, the Levee Bike Path and the Mississippi Levee Trail. The trail also represents the majority of the southern component of a sprawling effort to create a paved biking and walking route along the entire length of the Mississippi River, stretching approximately 3,000 miles from Louisiana to Minnesota.
To access the trail in Destrehan, take Interstate 10 to I-310. Exit onto River Road (State Route 48) in Destrehan. (Do not cross the bridge over the Mississippi River.) Turn right on River Road and park at the baseball field under the highway.
Additional parking is available off River Road (SR 48) in Almedia and off River Road (SR 18) on the opposite bank of the Mississippi River (under I-310 in Luling).