The Falls of the Ohio State Park has one short trail (see Woodland Loop Trail for information). The fossil beds do not contain trail markers because of seasonal submersion by the Ohio River. The upper fossil beds are accessible most of the year. The lower fossil beds are usually exposed in the summer and fall, and intermittently in the winter.
The Ohio River Greenway is a paved trail that runs along the riverfront from Jeffersonville to New Albany. All of the trail segments are not connected. The section from the outer parking lot to the GRC home site (about 1.5 miles) is connected.
The Big Four Railroad Bridge and Park is now open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Louisville and Jeffersonville. It is possible to safely hike and bike from downtown Louisville to the Falls, from the convention center to the Falls is almost 2.4 miles
Big Four Railroad Bridge ramp and park, October 2014
Sister property Charlestown State Park has six trails of various lengths and degrees of difficulty that are now open. The park is 14 miles up river from the Falls. Click here for more information.
On the Woodland Loop Trail
Upper fossil beds -foreground rocks, lower fossils beds - beyond the trees. Except for the handicap accessible ramp leading from the parking lot to the top of the upper fossil beds, there are no trails on the fossil beds.
Updated January 12, 2015