This small section of the 3,000+ mile Mississippi River Trail follows along its namesake river atop a levee built on the bank of the Mississippi River through New Orleans. The trail is popular with locals and visitors alike. The trail is referred to locally by many names, including the New Orleans Levee Top Trail, the Levee Bike Path, the Mississippi Levee Trail, and the Mississippi River Trail.
Parking and Trail Access
To access the trail in Destrehan, take I-10 east to I-310. Exit onto River Road in Destrehan. Do not cross the Mississippi bridge. Turn on River Road and park at the baseball field under the Interstate.
You can also access the trail by taking Williams Blvd south toward the river. After you cross the railroad tracks, continue to the end of Williams Blvd, where you'll find parking on the other side of 3rd Street.
extended to the Bonnet Carrie Spillway
First of all, I went there and Rollerbladed, NOT as a biker or runner, so you may want to take this with a grain of salt. The Trail is not smooth at all. It is very course in many areas, and small pebbles and stones are common. Also, many small repairs ...
Nice path - no shade
We rode this trail starting in Audubon park in late May. There is absolutely no shade, except for a huge bridge. It was brutal. There were lots of people on the path - most road bikes - and it did not seem unsafe, but with no shade, keep this ride to ...