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.


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