Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa Riverwalk & Downtown Loop

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The Riverwalk is the signature run in Tuscaloosa. A scenic paved path runs along the south bank of the Black Warrior River between Manderson Landing near the University of Alabama campus and the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. It’s a 4.4 mile out and back run. There are nice river views along the way.It’s also fun to see the University of Alabama rowing team as you run along the river. Bonus: Lit at night!

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Starting at Manderson Landing, you’ll see the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Statue. Head west, pass through Queen City Park, and then do a loop around the Amphitheater — a popular live music venue — at the west end.

Longer Run Options:

  • Downtown Loop: For a longer run, we’ve added a loop around some of downtown’s highlights. Take 21st Ave. and do a loop around Government Plaza. Run on 7th St. east to Queen City Ave., which is a lovely, wide street with some of Tuscaloosa’s beautiful, historic homes. Head south through Queen City Park and the Tuscaloosa Public Library to rejoin the path.
  • University of Alabama Campus. Extensive paths through this large university, with a running track at Coleman Coliseum. Hackberry Ln. is the anchor street. See our route there.
Essentials
  • Riverwalk: 4.4 miles (7.1 km) out and back
  • 171 feet (52m) out and back
  • East End: Manderson Landing; West End: Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Also access points from downtown
  • Numerous access points

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Essentials
  • Riverwalk: 4.4 miles (7.1 km) out and back
  • 171 feet (52m) out and back
  • East End: Manderson Landing; West End: Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Also access points from downtown
  • Numerous access points