Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

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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.

Parking and Trail Access

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).


Awesome Trail

   May, 2015 by arkansasflash

Rode the river levee trail yesterday. There are two sections of it that are closed. One is easy to navigate around and is short. The second is longer and you'll end up walking your bike. The plantations are amazing. Great views of the Mississippi River. ...read more

perfect bike path

   September, 2014 by jvanpelt

The trail extends from the Audubon Zoo parking lot all the way to the Bonnet Carre Spillway, a total of around 25 miles. It's a great trail, although as ckelleher0 mentioned there is little shade. However, I am a cyclist and find that it is perfect for ...read more

Construction at the Audubon Entrance.

   July, 2014 by webassett

I left Audubon Park and traveled west along the trail. After 1.5 miles the trail is under construction. I tried to follow the trail along the heavily traveled side road and could not find where the construction ends after 1 more mile. I am not from the ...read more