Walking

Wonder while you wander.

Running, walking, and hiking are some of the most accessible activities you can do to improve your health and roam throughout The Parklands. Whether you’re into high-intensity training, sightseeing, or birding; prefer packed dirt or stone slabs underfoot; have the energy to take on one or 10 miles — we can show you the way. There’s a trail for everyone, no matter what view you’re looking for — forests, meadows, streams, the occasional waterfall, and everything in between. Bring your friends, your dog, or just take some alone time and get moving.

Find your common ground.

Sixty miles of hiking and biking trails and twenty-two miles of paddling trails extend throughout The Parklands, so no matter if you’re looking for a fully accessible paved path or a more challenging natural-surface hike, we have a trail for all ages and abilities. We’ve identified our trails on our maps and labeled them according to type, length, and difficulty to help you figure out your best route. Plus, you can often jump from one trail to another if you want a longer excursion.

Walking

    • Biking
    • Picnicking
    • Playing
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    Louisville Loop, Picnic Area, Playground, Sprayground, Trail

    Cliffside Center

    Broad Run Park

    • Biking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 0.81 Mi
    • Easy
    Meadow, Trail

    Lowland Plain Trail

    Broad Run Park

    • Biking
    • Picnicking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    Louisville Loop, Overlook, Picnic Area

    Big Vista Overlook

    Broad Run Park

    • Biking
    • Walking
    • 19 Mi
    • Easy
    Trail

    The Louisville Loop

    Beckley Creek Park, Broad Run Park, Pope Lick Park, The Strand, Turkey Run Park

    • Biking
    • Walking
    • 1.45 Mi
    • Easy
    Trail, Woods

    Hickory Trail

    Turkey Run Park

    • Biking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 1.87 Mi
    • Easy
    Trail, Woods

    Coppiced Woods

    Beckley Creek Park

Walking Resources

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Trail Information

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Trail Details

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Louisville Loop Mile Markers - Full Park

Rise to the occasion.

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Maps + Directions

Get on the beaten track.

Our park system is nearly five times as large as New York’s Central Park, so you may need some help finding your way around. Chart your course with our interactive map.