Baton Rouge, LA Birding Trails and Maps

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Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

27.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Gravel

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

64.7 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Ward Creek Greenway

2.4 mi
State: LA
Concrete

Carville Levee Trail

12 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Dawson Creek Greenway

1.75 mi
State: LA
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path links several downtown attractions along the Mississippi River and serves as one of the city's most popular outdoor recreation assets. The Farr Park Equestrian Center,...
LA 27.8 mi Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Gravel
Overview The Mississippi River Trail in southern Louisiana is a 64.7-mile system of disconnected, paved trails on the levees along both banks of the Mississippi River. About the Route The...
LA 64.7 mi Asphalt
Ward Creek Greenway is a concrete trail is East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The trail comprises of two sections on either side of the creek, linked by a bridge. The east section begins behind Siegen...
LA 2.4 mi Concrete
Following the curves of the Mississippi River for 12 miles, the Carville Levee Trail runs southeast along an elevated levee from the neighborhood of Willow Glen through the neighborhood of Carville in...
LA 12 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Dawson Creek Greenway is part of East Baton Rouge's proposed Health Loop, which will be 10 miles long when complete. This linear park along Dawson Creek is currently just short of two miles long, but...
LA 1.75 mi Concrete

Recent Trail Reviews

Carville Levee Trail

Carville Levee Trail

May, 2024 by bobbyridenourjr

This is a nice ride if you’re in the area but wouldn’t travel very far to make this ride. We found a parking area on the South end of the trail. Parking area was on the river side of the levee, so don’t miss it if you’re looking for a place to park! The trail began as smooth pavement but turned into hard packed gravel after about a 1/2 mile, so I wouldn’t recommend rollerblades on this trail. blades.

Ward Creek Greenway

Nice trail

May, 2024 by jesaizan

Not the longest by far, but not a bad little trail.

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

Nice trail ride

September, 2023 by hello190

Paved. Nice trail ride. There is no shade, but it’s clean & smooth. Following the Mississippi River was pretty! I liked it.

Accordion

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

Incredible Distance Trail!

April, 2023 by jimmacika

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.

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

Asphalt trail was great

April, 2023 by gary.heissler_tl

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.

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

A view of the Mississippi River

February, 2023 by vc2019

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.

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

The Mississippi is always great

February, 2023 by barbscondo

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.

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

MRT

January, 2023 by scrtk6gmff

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.

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

Nice Trail on Top of Levee

January, 2023 by normanbowers

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.

Dawson Creek Greenway

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.

November, 2021 by russ5415

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.

Dawson Creek Greenway

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.

October, 2021 by russ5415

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.

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

Great trail out of traffic

October, 2021 by wiliermdb

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.

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