Cherokee Park Trail

MODERATE 120 reviews
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Cherokee Park Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Louisville, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

rocky

Dirt trail throughout Cherokee Park. The best entrance is at the fountain on the scenic loop.

18 days ago

Great for a quick loop to get some exercise while in town.

trail running
1 month ago

Not too technical. Well traveled by people and Dogs. Some dogs are not on lead FYI. They were all friendly dogs!

1 month ago

best mountain bike trails in Louisville

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Nice compacted trail! Few hills and things to navigate but worth the trip!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome park.....so many different trails. My dog loves it

trail running
3 months ago

Cherokee is a great run and/or mountain bike ride... it does spit you out on to paved roads lol.. so you cross the road and pu the trail and keep moving. The park has a lot to offer

3 months ago

Dirt trails are impossible to find and navigate, and they constantly spit you back out on the paved road. You can hear cars the whole time.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Good trails. Lots of roots. Park at the fountain. Fun ride. One of our favorites.

7 months ago

Nice quick trails for a short break from the city

trail running
8 months ago

Very enjoyable run. A lot of forks which meant I had to periodically double check my route, but no complaints besides that.

trail running
8 months ago

great recreational park

10 months ago

Cherokee Park is a pretty great place to bring your kids and dog highly recommended if you're looking for a moderate Trail for some family fun

hiking
10 months ago

A busy city park that’s convenient for locals to get in some trail time without heading out of town.

Mountain bikers, dog walkers, and other hikers are very common on this trail.

10 months ago

Next time I visit I'm definitely wearing my running clothes.

hiking
11 months ago

I hike the trails of Cherokee park 3-4 times a week. Easy to navigate and a good workout. Trails are well marked and easy to get back on track if you take a smaller, less used path. Since the park is in the city, you really can't get lost. It's a beautiful park y'all.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rockie, technical and a lot of exposed roots

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Great mountain biking and hiking trail right in the city.

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My husband just bought hiking boots, so we chose this hike in our backyard to break them in. Some of the trail heads were hard to follow, but the map helped a lot to make sure we were on track. A goof first hike, a little less than 2 hours at a moderate pace and took some time to stare at deer in the woods.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Amazing

Sunday, July 30, 2017

such a awesome place good for everyone so much to do and lots of trail options. almost always full of activity.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cherokee Park is beautiful. This trail, however, made for the most confusing hike I've ever been on. There are no markers. And every tenth of a mile, another trail or shortcut intersects the main one, making it incredibly difficult to navigate.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cherokee Park is beautiful. It's very clean and perfect for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Louisville. However, the trails were not marked well. There were several occasions where different trails would meet up at a certain spot and it's up to you to decide which path to take. I was unsure if most of the 4.8 mile hike I ended up doing was on the correct trail. This being said, the trails are well kept and it's a pretty hike.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Great trails. Need to be marked better. I got turned around a couple of times due to following an old track on here. Several places the track had overgrown so I kept having to backtrack. I didn't finish the whole track I was following only about 4 miles of it. Still it was absolutely fantabulous.

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's a nice trail if you want something easy. Beautiful park.

walking
Thursday, February 16, 2017

The best of the best as far as urban parks go. Go here to walk, run, bike, play with your dog, frisbee, picnic... whatever! One of my favorite places in Louisville.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Good trail, moderate level for sure. Some confusion at times as I mapped the route provided by AllTrails and yet I got off course a few times, although I was always on SOME trail. Ended up with 5.6 miles total. Nice trail if you don't want to drive out of the city.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Great run!

trail running
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Great walk,run or hike in the middle of the city. Great place to get away from the busy life and enjoy some peace and quiet.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Nice hiking near the highlands!

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