Summer is finally here, and what better way to get outside and enjoy it than on a bike? Baton Rouge has some of the best biking trails in Louisiana that take you along the levee, around the LSU campus, or even over to St. Gabriel, with lunch stops in between. For those without a bike, the Gotcha Bike-Share program makes it easy to rent one and hit the trails. Whether it’s just around LSU or all the way to L’Auberge Casino & Hotel, there is something for everyone. This post will explore various biking trails in Baton Rouge, so get ready to explore!
A quick trip to downtown Baton Rouge will take you on a nice bike ride along the Mississippi River. You can ride 4.3 miles along the levee between downtown Baton Rouge, South, to Farr Park. If you want to continue, you can continue over to St. Gabriel. The path becomes gravel after you pass Farr Park. Many people like to take a ride over to L’Auberge and stop for lunch and a little gambling before heading back.
Here is a list of the trailheads. Choose a place to start and have some fun!
- South Boulevard Levee Trailhead
- LSU – Skip Bertman Drive Levee Trailhead
- Brightside Drive Levee Trailhead
- Farr Park Levee Trailhead
- Ben Hur Rd. Levee Trailhead
- L’Auberge Levee Trailhead
- St. Gabriel Levee Trailhead
If biking the levee seems a bit intense to start, you can always bike around the LSU campus. Ride through the campus or around the beautiful lakes. Just watch out for the runners and walkers!
Don’t have a bike of your own? Not a problem; Baton Rouge now even has a bike-share program. Check out the Gotcha Bike-Share program.