Big River Trail
Starting at the trail head across the street from the world famous Pancho's Mexican Restaurant, bikers and hikers on both sides of the river will find newly paved trails, along the seven-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.
This West Memphis phase has been created as a segment of a planned 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 and will eventually comprise 1607 miles of levee on the Lower Mississippi alone.