Runners, rejoice! Local and visiting runners love the ease of our courses as they are relatively flat and make for a great run. Plus, you really can't beat the scenery as you run along the Mighty Mississippi River, through historic oak-lined neighborhoods and along a cypress-dotted lake while taking in the eclectic culture of our city.
A 4.31-mile stretch of the levee bike path extends from the end of the downtown promenade just north of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge and continues south past Skip Bertman Drive at LSU to Farr Park. The 15-foot-wide path includes separate lanes for bicycles and walkers/joggers as well as lighting, seating and water fountains. The bike path links to the existing one-mile riverfront promenade in Downtown Baton Rouge. A trailhead with parking is located under the Mississippi River Bridge near the start of the levee path and another is located at Skip Bertman Drive.
Run the loops around the University Lakes, beginning at Wampold Park. This 4.15-acre park on University Lake features a sand beach and handicapped-accessible pier, offering a unique spot for leisure recreation for the entire family. Recent improvements to the park include a new pedestrian bridge, exercise station, benches and water fountain. The park is an access point for the LSU Lakes, a popular destination for runners and bikers.
Experience Baton Rouge's culture from start to finish at the Louisiana Marathon.