Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Louisville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

best mountain bike trails in Louisville

trail running
17 days ago

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

mountain biking
30 days ago

Very well maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

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

Good hiking and trail running path

trail running
1 month 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

Great city trail with beautiful bridges

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
2 months ago

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

Lovely scenery. Easy walking trail. My dog loved it.

Nice quick trails for a short break from the city

trail running
6 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
7 months ago

great recreational park

Novice hiker here
Very nice trail with a few different routes. Pretty narrow but not a ton of change in elevation. Definitely would recommend it to others. Also probably a good trail for a date.

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

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.

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

Nicely maintained, beautiful scenery, easy walk. My dogs love it.

hiking
10 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.

Well maintained trail. Great to walk with your dog.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Rockie, technical and a lot of exposed roots

mountain biking
11 months ago

Great mountain biking and hiking trail right in the city.

hiking
11 months ago

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
11 months ago

Amazing

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

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
11 months ago

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.

This trail is great if you are looking for a short outing. There are lots of animal trails off the main one if you want to make it a little longer. You will encounter several people and some dogs. Overall a nice trail that is close to the house.

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