Cherokee/Seneca Park – Louisville

The Trail

Listed on the national historic register, Cherokee and Seneca Parks are located in the heart of the city. Louisville along with Boston, New York and Milwaukee are the only cities in the U.S. that house complete park systems designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.

Cherokee Park’s trail sections are separated by short road segments but can all be linked together to form a loop. Trails in Cherokee are best suited to intermediate level riders as there are some technical sections due to the combination narrow tread width, roots, rocks and short steep climbs.

The Seneca Park Wilderness Loop is 2.2 miles with some very technical sections and short but steep climbs. After a lap at Wilderness most trail users will also take the opportunity to hit the golf course loop before moving on to Cherokee Park which can make for a solid 10 mile loop.

Trail Head

Common starting points are the Frisbee Field (gravel lot), Hogan’s Fountain and Wilderness Loop. There are restrooms and water available at Hogan’s Fountain, water at Frisbee Field.

Trail Work Days

KyMBA currently has standing trail work days on the first Saturday of every month, please check our event calendar or the MeetUp site for more information on time and location.

Getting There

Address: Scenic Loop Louisville, KY 40204

GPS Coordinates: 38.242083, -85.698892