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Explore the best rated trails in Baton Rouge, LA, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path and Ward Creek Greenway . With more than 5 trails covering 104 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Paved. Nice trail ride. There is no shade, but it’s clean & smooth. Following the Mississippi River was pretty! I liked it.
The three best things about this trail are its distance, its surface, and the fact that it’s non-interrupted by any cross-traffic.
It’s a 50 mile trail along the Mississippi that allows you to really stretch your legs or you can turn around at anytime to make it a shorter fitness ride. It’s asphalt surface is very smooth and while there are some driveways over the trail that lead to various marine interests, really you can pedal continuously without stopping. This is an under appreciated jewel of a trail. The only drawback is that when leaving from Audubon Park, bathrooms are scarce; the closest one is 11.5 miles away in Kenner Rivertown. After that they are more frequent.
Got on the trail at Tiger Stadium and rode 10 miles south to the Casino which was all asphalt and very smooth. MS river was on the right and mostly visible from the trail. Interestingly, the trail goes through a pasture of cows and there was cow manure on the trail that we had to maneuver around. Beyond the Casino, the trail is gravel. About 4 miles down the gravel portion we ran into a gate with posted signs that beyond it was private property. We ended up turning around and was unable to complete the trail.
Enjoyed a tour of the USS Kidd then to this trail which runs right next to the museum, with great views of the river , saw a few eagles, Tiger stadium and of course a wastewater plant- I think plants and trails go together? It was windy but well maintained trail.
Rode part of this trail on 2/5/2023 on our Ebikes. If you look on the trail map from the start of the trail in Baton Rouge to the left hand turn where you see the 327 in a small square is 9 miles. The trail is flat and you can see the river all the way. It was a perfect 69 day but this trail would be hot if the weather was not cool. Absolutely no shade. But we find the Mississippi fascinating and it was a great ride. If you are in an RV you can camp at the Farr Equestrian Center and RV park. Really nice with Electric and water and you can hop on your bike at camp and hit the trail. Highly recommend.
I live in New Orleans and have this trail several times. It’s a great trail with views of the “Mighty Mississippi” all the way. Watching the huge ships pass by on their way to who knows where is a nice adder. There is NO SHADE so suggest riding early in the morning and BRING WATER.
I rode the east section on north side of river. Trail is smooth with a few low volume driveway crossings. Trail has nice views due to elevation, but is exposed to wind and sun. The section I rode had no shade, water or restrooms. I wish there were mile markers. Parking available at Jefferson Park and across the river road near the flea market.
This is a scenic well maintained path but not really long enough for bike riding by itself. It does connect to other neighborhoods that will allow you to ride all throughout the south side of town.
This is a really nicely maintained and pretty path for locals to walk. The trail really isn't long enough for a decent bike ride by itself, but it does allow you to connect to neighborhoods that will lead to other places to ride in around town.
Trailink needs to update the info on this trail. As of 10/30/2021 the levee path runs north from L'auberge Casino in to downtown Baton Rouge. Path is fully paved for 12.5 miles one way. Once you're south of Brightside Dr. the walker, jogger traffic thins out and the only area to use caution is between the cattle crossings.
You can access the path from several locations. Parking at L'auberge Casino, Farr Park, LSU Vet School or downtown. You can add some miles and scenery by hopping off at the Vet School and take a spin through campus, around the lakes and back. Hit one of the restaurants across from the football stadium and then finish your ride.
Great for kids or those that don't want to deal with vehicle traffic.
Took a nice ride Sunday. The paved trail actually goes about 8 miles down river from Equestrian Center that is not shown on map here. All the way to the L’Auberge Casino. The trail head at the BREC Equestrian Center has plenty of free parking, restrooms, drinking water fountain and a free air compressor.
We rode on 2/1/2020. Original plan was to start at Audubon Park, but was a big traffic backup heading that way. Turned around and parked at Jefferson Park and rode east toward Audubon Park. Plenty of parking on both sides of the road at Jefferson midmorning on cool Saturday.
Nice views over river, mostly flat, with occasional changes from top to bottom of the levee. Steady stream of walkers and bikers, but was not overly crowded. Occasional service road crossings, and one interesting spot were a small number of houses over the river share the bike path as their driveway.
There are many miles to the west that we did not explore due to the stiff wind. As a bonus, some nice restaurants nearby on Oak Street to refuel.
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