Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

Indiana, Kentucky

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Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail Facts

States: Indiana, Kentucky
Counties: Clark, Jefferson
Length: 2.5 miles
Trail end points: Old Salem Road (Jeffersonville, IN) and River Road (Prospect, KY)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10802452
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Walking

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Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail Description

This multipurpose trail provides a safe, non-motorized alternative to cross the Ohio River between Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The two-lane paved trail actually starts 1.4 miles north of the river on Old Salem Road in Jeffersonville. The trail parallels IN-265 up to the Lewis and Clark Bridge, protected from road traffic by a split rail fence. At the mouth of the bridge, there's an overlook with benches and interpretive signage. The trail continues to parallel the bridge/ KY-841, offering unobstructed views of the Ohio River. On the Kentucky side, the trail stretches past the end of the bridge before terminating on River Road. 

The Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail is open to both pedestrians and cyclists. 

Parking and Trail Access

There is minimal parking at the trail ends.

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail Reviews

L&C Bridge is a tremendous addition to the recreation opportunities in the area. Included in the initial bridge design, this is a beautiful and scenic river crossing. On my crossing I saw cyclist, walkers and a runner. Since it has yet to meet up with the much anticipated Loop and stops abruptly 1 mile inland on the Indiana side, this trail is a reminder “if you build it, they will come.” Best accessed at this time from River Rd, Louisville.

L&C Bridge is a tremendous addition to the recreation opportunities in the area. Included in the initial design, this is a beautiful and scenic river crossing. On my crossing I saw several bicycles, walkers and a runner. Since it has yet to meet up with the Loop on the south side and just stops a mile inland on the Indiana side, this trail is a reminder “If you build it, they will come.” Easy access off River Road in Louisville.

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