Starting at our spectacular trailhead 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 overlooking 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!
Big River Trail Map (JPG)
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 1,607 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 and includes:
24-hour security monitoring
Fantastic views of the Memphis skyline
Plenty of parking
Big River Crossing is free and open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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 floodplains offer vistas overlooking 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.