Clarksville Levee Trail

Indiana

Clarksville Levee Trail Facts

States: Indiana
Counties: Clark
Length: 2.7 miles
Trail end points: Falls of the Ohio State Park on E. Riverside Dr. just west of Woerner Ave. and Midway Park at Browns Station Way/Old Indiana 62
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7728922
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Clarksville Levee Trail Description

The Clarksville Levee Trail, as its name suggests, winds through Clarksville, Indiana, on top of the levees designed to hold back the Ohio River in the event of rising water. Trail users might want to begin their trek at the Interpretive Center at Falls of the Ohio State Park on W. Riverside Drive, which overlooks the massive 390-million-year-old exposed fossil bed in the Ohio River. This stretch was once the site of a series of rapids that were notably the only navigational hazard on the nearly 1,000-mile long river.

To the north of the Interpretive Center, the trail follows the levee; you may be surprised at the wide expanse of land up there, and the noticeable height difference between the levee and the surrounding homes and forest. At Bailey Avenue, trail users must share the lightly-traveled neighborhood road with cars for two blocks before the off-road route resumes. Just south of Midway Park and the Clarksville Wastewater Treatment Plant, a direct connection to the eastward-running Clarksville Heritage Trail is provided. The short rail-trail will lead you closer to the heart of Clarksville.

Past the trail connection, the Clarksville Levee Trail ends in Midway Park, which features a walking path and open space. A short distance north of the park, the trail meets an abandoned CSX railroad corridor, awaiting its transformation into another vital link in Clarksville’s trail network.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Clarksville Levee Trail can be found in the north at Midway Park off Browns Station Way/Old Indiana 62. In the south, park at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center off W. Riverside Drive or at the lot along the Ohio River less than 0.5 mile to the southeast.

Clarksville Levee Trail Reviews

I would rate this trail as easy and very beautiful. It is flat for the most part. Beautiful scenery along the mighty Ohio River. For those of you with little ones, please note it is a levee...ensure your children are capable of maintaining focus to keep their bicycle on an approximate 5' wide trail. There are a few steep points off of the edge of the trail.

This ties in the Big Four Bridge trail and the Louisville river trail The levee trail starts near the falls of the Ohio state park which is interesting and the trail is only lightly used as it follows the river. I always visit Jeffersonville restaurants then cross the Big four bridge for more trails on the Ky side

trail begins at restaurant row on the river, or if you rode in from the west, ends.I start in downtown New Albany, at the river and ride the levee,wooded gravel trail to Emory Crossing road and get down to the road to go past Center and to town, get a sandwich and a beer and ride back.easy to moderate difficulty,paved for the majority, choice of 2 bridges over Silver Creek, lower one has steel mesh walkway and is best condition.drinking fountains in new albany, on trail at 18th st. roundabout, and at The Center.,approx. 12 mi. round trip.

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