Shreveport, LA

Downtown and Red River District

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Downtown Shreveport offers the perfect blend of interest and runnability. Not only are there plenty of interesting sights, the wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks make running safe and easy. We’ve mapped a 4 mile tour around the “main drags” of Downtown Shreveport, the Red River District, and Bossier City. Most of the route is on Texas St.

While runners can start at any point along the loop, our map begins at the corner of Texas and Common Streets. From here, it wraps around the Oakland Cemetery, passing such monuments as the Elvis Presley Statue and the historic Logan Mansion. Heading back northwest on Texas Street, the route is flush with murals and sculptures. You’ll pass a variety of shops and restaurants on the brick sidewalk, and can even take an optional detour to check out the impressive architecture of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. After a few more blocks on Texas St. you’ll reach the entrance to the Red River District. Climb the steps to the Long-Allen Bridge and cross over to Bossier City. Loop along the waterfront and the outlets of Benton Street before returning over the bridge to Texas St.

Add-On: Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway route.

Essentials
  • 4.3 miles (7 km)
  • 164 feet (50 meters)
  • Texas Street or other point
  • Texas Street and Common Street