Map of the  Mississippi River Trail

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Mississippi River Trail

Mississippi River Trail Louisiana map area

Mississippi River Trail

LENGTH:

2.0 miles + 5.38 miles + 25.4 miles + 4.7 miles + 5.7 miles + 17 miles

SURFACE:

paved & unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

New Orleans, Gretna, Marrero, Westwego, Bridge City, Avondale, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, Elmwod, Laplace, Vacherie.

HIGHLIGHTS:

sights along the Mississippi River, boats, barges, bridges, schools, local parks, Audubon Zoo

NEARBY TRAILS:

Mardi Gras Boulevard Trail

RELATED LINKS:

New Orleans

The Mississippi River Trail is a system of paved and unpaved pathways that run alongside the channel for the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area. There are several separate sections of the trail that go through different kinds of landscape. Some of the trail goes past farm land and rural residential areas, other sections go past the piers and industrial sections of the city and other sections go past residential neighborhoods.

The trails provide a way to see the sights and get some outdoor exercise on foot or bicycle without having to cross numerous streets and deal with traffic. The trail goes past several local parks and the sights along the trail include views of the bridges and the boat and barge traffic along the river.

Conditions

The Mississippi River Trail has paved and unpaved sections. The trail is open for pedestrians and bike riders.

Communities

The Mississippi River Trail goes past the following communities: New Orleans, Gretna, Marrero, Westwego, Bridge City, Avondale, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, Elmwod, Laplace and Vacherie.

Points of Interest

The Mississippi River Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Oak Alley Plantation
St. Joseph Plantation
Sixth Ward Elementary School
Fifth Ward Elementary School
St. Charles Borromeo Elementary School
Harry M Hurst Middle School
Eastbank Bridge Park
St. Charles Parish Esast Regional Library
Destrehan Plantation
Albert Cammon Middle School
IMTT Field and Playground
Jefferson Park
Riverdale High School
Ochsner Medical Center
Audubon Park & Zoo
The Fly Park
Algiers Point Ferry Terminal
Thomas Jefferson Park
Ama Grain Field
Westbank Bridge Park
Nearby Trails

Mardi Gras Boulevard Trail: the two trails come within a few hundred feet of each other on the west bank near Mardi Gras Boulevard at a point under the Crescent City Connection Bridge.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Mississippi River Trail in Louisiana.