The Levee Bike Path is the signature running spot in Baton Rouge. Starting downtown, the paved path runs south along the Mississippi River for 27+ miles as far as St. Gabriel. For much of the way, the path is on a levee above the river, paralleling River Rd. Some sections have clear views of the water. with good views of the water. The heart of the path is the ~4.5 miles between downtown and Farr Park, where it’s wide, paved, lit, and has good water views. The bike path links to the existing one mile riverfront promenade downtown, where there are some fun loop options – see MAP.
It’s 13 miles from downtown to the L’Auberge Casino and Longwood area. South of there, the path becomes more remote and rural. Distances and major landmarks are in the table below.
- Up to 27.7 miles (44.6 km) one-way. See distancre table
- Fairly flat - 332 feet (101m) over full 27.7 miles
- Downtown: off Florida St. or Riverfront Plaza
- Access points downtown: Sing the River Sculpture, off Florida St.; and at Riverfront Plaza. Several access points/trailheads further south