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LOUISVILLE RIVERWALK

Average Rating:    (3.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

MOST OF THE RIVERWALK IS PAVED, BUT IT IS 20+ MILES LONG IF YOU START IN CHEROKEE PARK, AND IS A GREAT WAY TO RIDE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHOM DO NOT CARE FOR THE DIFFICULT PATH. THIS TRAIL WILL FOLLOW THE OHIO RIVER FROM THE LOUISVILLE WATER FRONT, ALL THE WAY TO RIVER PORT. YOU WILL RIDE PAST THE MCALPINE LOCKS AND DAM, THROUGH PORTLAND AND ALL THE WAY TO THE FARNSLEY MOORMAN LANDING
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Latitude
38.26891497618184
Longitude
-85.71636199951172
Trail Directions
START IN CHEROKEE PARK, THERE ARE SIGNS TO SHOW YOU THE WAY, OR YOU CAN BEGIN ON LOUISVILLE'S WATERFRONT.
Trail Length
20 MILES+
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Louisville
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: shalbleib ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is an OK paved trail at best. The scenery isn't that great along the Ohio in downtown Louisville. There are a lot of bugs depending on the time of year and since this is a mountain bike site, it's worth saying, this isn't a mountain bike trail. it's just a flat paved path along the river.

Recommended Route:
there's only one. but you can ride across the 2nd street bridge to In if you want...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
go to cherokee and senneca park and ride the actual trails there. they're not paved, more technical and MUCH better scenery.



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Review Date
January 27, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: lyndanindiana ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
THE RIVERWALK IS A GREAT PLACE TO RIDE YOUR BIKE OR WALK. I HAVE RODE IT TWICE NOW AND I LOVED IT BOTH TIMES. IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL SCENERY TO LOOK AT AS WELL. IF YOU START OUT BY JOE'S CRABSHACK AND END AT CHICKASAW PARK IT'S ABOUT 19 MILES THEIR AND BACK.

Recommended Route:
FROM JOE'S CRABSHACK TO CHICKASAW PARK



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Review Date
December 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Lee Wells ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This review is in response to the last review. The 'trail' does not exist between Chickasaw Park to Lee's Lane as of January 2004.

As orginally envisioned it was/is/shall be along the entire Ohio River boundary of Jefferson County Kentucky.

Recommended Route:
The 'Riverwalk' actually starts at Caperton Swamp through Cox's Park and is complete to the water tower at Zorn Avenue then there is a 'on road no shoulder' along River Road (1 lane each way) from there to where River Road crosses Beargrass Creek there you can pick up sidewalk to "Joe's Crab Shack" and the first marker for it I've ever seen is about .3 miles after you pass the Belle Of Louisville moored on the waterfront. From there the sidewalk starts to have milage markers every tenth of a mile or so and concrete markers in the sidewalk itself with some 'river terms' and the level of the 1937 flood that pretty much wiped Louisville off the map for a few weeks. The riverwalk indicates it was higher than a 500 year flood. Prceeding westward there ias about .5 mile that runs right by a railroad track ...complete with railroad cars most of the time, then it passes the MacAlpine locks (under reconstruction as of this date) and on west to sections that are flooded during sometimes of the year. After going by Shawnee Park and south to Chickasaw the current trail ends. It reappears somewhere along old cane run road before the Pauper's cemetary then it goes alonf cane run to R

Other recommended trails in the same area:
One of the best trails in the area (over 30 miles long) doesn't allow bikes on it.



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Review Date
July 23, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Toecutter , from Louisville

Summary:
Nice ride for paved-road lovers. Wear bug repellent as you will ride next to gator-infested Beargrass creek. You will die of blood loss if you do not.

Recommended Route:
Cherokee to shawnee park

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Seneca Park



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