One of the most exciting elements of the City of Parks initiative is the plan to complete a paved Louisville Loop trail of more than 100 miles around the community. In addition to connecting Louisville’s diverse parks and neighborhoods, this path includes planned connections to Southern Indiana and surrounding Kentucky counties, offering significant new opportunities for recreation and alternative transportation.
The Ohio River Levee Trail and the RiverWalk are now connected, and the loop is approximately 25% complete. This will allow a bicyclist or pedestrian to travel nearly 25 miles from downtown to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing along paved multi-use paths.
For more information on bicycle trails throughout Metro Louisville, visit Bike Louisville.
Learn more about the design standards along the Louisville Loop.
Components of the Louisville Loop trail:
*COMPLETED* The Ohio River Levee Trail and the RiverWalk (please follow the link for the route map)
- Louisville Loop Master Plan
- Louisville Loop Strategic Plan
- Pond Creek Corridor, from Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, passing through Jefferson Memorial Forest to Fairdale.
- River Road Corridor, from downtown into the eastern suburbs (partially complete; additional planning underway)
- River Road Tree Preservation Study
- Northeast Loop Corridor, from northern end of River Road to Miles Park on Shelbyville Road (planning nearly complete)
- Shawnee/Portland Livability Study
This study makes recommendations for a detour on the Louisville Loop from 31st to Market Street on Northwestern Parkway as well as identifying barriers to making healthier choices in these neighborhoods.
- Southwest Greenways ProjectThe , Southwest Greenways will be a system of shared-use paths, bike lanes, sidewalks, and soft-surface trails.
- Olmsted Parkways Shared-Use Paths, a 10-mile path system is planned along the historic Olmsted Parkway system (planning complete)
- The Park Lands of Floyds Fork, from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road (funded; master plan complete)
- Fairdale to Floyds Fork Corridor, from Fairdale to the Floyds Fork crossing at old Bardstown Road.
- Louisville Loop – Middletown-Eastwood Trail (MET)
The vision for the Middletown-Eastwood Trail (MET) is to link the two communities of middletown and Eastwood with a shared-use path