Mississippi River Trail - New Orleans Levee Top Trail

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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.


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

extended to the Bonnet Carrie Spillway

   November, 2013 by jeffery.maclean

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Rollerblading Fiasco

   December, 2012 by mikeman

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 ...read more