Recommended Trails

Louisville Loop: Upper River Road Path
Big Four Bridge Trailhead

Starting Point:
  • Big Four Bridge, River Road
  • Approximate Address: 1000 River Road, 40206
Parking Suggestions:
  • Street parking along River Road
  • Several parking lots in Waterfront Park
  • GPS Addresses are listed on Waterfront Development’s Webpage under Park, Maps and Directions
Distances:
  • To Downtown: 1.3 miles
  • To Lannan Park: 3.2 miles
  • To Butchertown Greenway: 0.9 miles
Path Route Heading East:
  • Off road/paved path along River Road stopping at Beargrass Creek/ River Road Bridge/ Litterle Avenue
Path Route Heading West:
  • Off road/paved path to Lannan Park and Shawnee Park

Sights and Sites Along the Way:


Louisville Loop: Riverwalk
Lannan Park Trailhead

PARTIAL DETOUR IN EFFECT
Starting Point:
  • Lannan Park - 901 North 26th Street, 40212 (27th Street entrance north of Northwestern Parkway)
Suggested Parking:
Distances:
  • To Big Four Bridge: 3.2 miles
  • To Shawnee Park: 3.3 miles
Path Route Heading North/East:
  • Off-road/paved path to Downtown and Big Four Bridge
Path Route Heading South/West:
  • Off-road/paved path ending at detour taking Northwestern Parkway at 31st Street.
  • On-road shared roadway along Northwestern Parkway until Market Street connecting to Shawnee Park Trailhead
Sights and Sites Along the Way:

Louisville Loop: Riverwalk
Shawnee Park Trailhead

PARTIAL DETOUR IN EFFECT

Starting Point:
  • Shawnee Park - 4501 W Broadway, 40211 (Nearby Intersection:Broadway and Southwestern Parkway)
  • Trailhead sign is located in the north-west area of the park
Suggested Parking:
  • Parking lot near tennis or baseball fields, access at intersection of Southwestern Parkway and Shawnee Park Road
Distances:
Path Route Heading North/East:
  • Off-road/paved path (aka Louisville Riverwalk) ending at detour Market Street
  • On-road shared roadway along Northwestern Pkwy to Bank Street (one way) connecting back to Loop via 33rd Street.
Path Route Heading South:
Sights and Sites Along the Way:

 

Louisville Loop: Southwestern Parkway Path
Chickasaw Park Trailhead

Starting Point:
Nearby Intersection:
  • Southwestern Parkway and Greenwood Avenue
Suggested Parking:
Distances:
  • To Riverside Gardens: 5.8 miles
  • To Shawnee Park: 1.5 miles
Path Route Heading North:
  • On-road path along Southwestern Pkwy until Shawnee Park
Path Route Heading South:
  • On-road path along Southwestern Pkwy, continuing on Algonquin Parkway ending at 41st Street
  • Off-road/paved path starting at 41st Street until Camp Ground Road
  • On-road path starting at Camp Ground Road, continuing west to the end of Lees Lane and connecting with Riverside Gardens Path
Sites Along the Way:
 

Louisville Loop: Riverside Gardens Path
Riverside Gardens Trailhead

Starting Point:
  • Riverside Gardens - 3899 Lees Lane, 40216
Nearby Intersection:
  • Lees Lane and Camp Ground Road
Suggested Parking:
  • Riverside Gardens Park parking lots
Distances:
Heading North:
  • On-road path along Camp Ground Road
  • Off-road/paved path beginning off Camp Ground Road before Hwy 264/Shawnee Expy overpass
Heading South:
  • On-road path along Lees Lane
  • Off-road/paved path beginning at end of Lees Lane, ending at Farnsley-Moremen Trailhead
Sites Along the Way:

Louisville Loop: Levee Trail
Farnsley-Moremen Trailhead

Starting Point:
Nearby Intersection:
  • Moorman Road and Lower River Road
Suggested Parking:
Distances:
Heading North:
Heading South:
  • Next portion of Louisville Loop not yet complete
Sites Along the Way: