About Big River Trail

Starting at our spectacular trail head across from the world famous Pancho's Mexican Restaurant in West Memphis, bikers and hikers on both sides of the river will find newly paved trails, along the 7-mile loop through the West Memphis flood plain adjacent to the Mississippi River. Experience vistas over looking the Downtown Memphis Skyline and natural woodlands that once carpeted the entire area up to the river. Sure, seven miles is pretty short for a paved trail, but it's a great way to decompress after hitting the hustle and bustle of the city life. You'll get to check out the Mississippi River, coal barges, and finish up in downtown West Memphis, where you can pick up some famous Pancho's Cheese Dip!  

Created as a cross-country, riverside trail utilizing the levee system from the Mississippi  headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico, this national trail for bikers and hikers will be an international destination. It will comprise 1607 miles of levee on the Lower Mississippi alone.  

NO MATTER HOW YOU TRAVEL IT, BIG RIVER TRAIL PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECREATION AND FITNESS

WITH A WHOLE NEW POINT OF VIEW. 

Walk, Run or Ride

The Big River Trail isn't just for cyclist. You can also walk, run or jog nearly 5 miles of paved and hard surface trails along the Mississippi, and experience the longest pedestrian crossing over the river. No matter how you travel it, Big River Crossing provides opportunities for recreation and fitness for you and your entire family. Plenty of parking, picnic tables, 24hr. security monitoring, fantastic views of the Memphis skyline and more. Big River Crossing is free and open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Didn't pack a bike?

We've got you covered, with our new bike share program providing a network of bicycles that can be rented on-demand from stations in two locations thanks to Explore Bike Share: one located at the Big River Trailhead and the other at the Big River Crossing - West, The process is easy: you go to a station, pick  a bike, and go. Then put it away at another station when you’re  done. 

All Bike Types:

Casual Rider to Serious Cyclist

Need a 30 minute lunch ride? We have one. Want to spend the day exploring the beauty of the Mississippi River Delta? We have a route for you too! Our newly paved trails, along the 7-mile loop through the West Memphis flood plains offer vistas over looking the Downtown Memphis Skyline that can only be seen from this of the river. From families to hardcore bikers Big River Trail has it all.

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