We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cherokee Park

745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 83 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Running, Mountain biking
Description: Less hilly and grassier than its local cousins, Cherokee Park is mostly open meadows and woods.
Write a Review

143 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    100
    36
    6
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
122 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Someone wrote that you need a GPS for this park! No lie! Biking, walking, beautiful old trees, creeks, bridges, golf course, Hogan's Fountain, you could literally spend days here! Take a camera!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, FL
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
61 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Louisville is one of the few cities in the world with more than one park designed by the Father of Landscape Architects Frederick Law Olmsted. It is HUGE, even in a car. The park is active year-round and the sledding is great when the snow falls. Very few cities have such a great park system.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is Louisville's Central Park. In fact it was designed by the same guy. It's a great place to spend the day. There's running (road/trail), mountain biking (single track shared with trails), 2 playgrounds, a water play park, basketball and archery.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sherborn, Ma.
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Cherokee park is a real gem. Large enough to stay interesting on many visits this is a great urban oasis with plenty of trails and bike paths as well as the scenic drive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Ga.
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife is from Louisville and we go up 2-3 times a year to visit her mom. Cherokee Park is a must-do on every trip. This is a huge park and every time we go, we discover a new trail. The park has a car lane and a biking and walking lane, which is the same size as the driving... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Cherokee Park is my favorite park in all of Louisville. It's amazing how far the park and trees have recovered from the 1974 tornado but it is a truly beautiful and relaxing place. Great for picnics, walking, jogging, trail running or hiking, geocaching or just plain hanging out. Once the giant tee-pee picnic shelter is renovated it will be a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great place to run, walk and bike. Great city space for all to enjoy and surrounding neighborhood has great food and drink if interested

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is so much to do in Cherokee Park. You can ride your bike, run, walk, have picnics, walk your dog, watch your children play on the great playgrounds, or just simply sit, relax and people watch. It is such a peaceful and beautiful place. It is well-maintained and clean and is a nice to come to get out of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This sprawling park which is adjacent to another huge park, both having their own golf courses, is in the center of the city, has a meandering stream, several play and picnic areas, walking and biking paths, a dog park, historic WPA bridges, and hills and valleys to charm your eyes. Designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead, it is a treasure and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I love going over and walking the loop or just casually hanging out at Big Rock or the dog park. I do get a little nervous walking there at dusk as a female by myself so I usually only go during the day by myself.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cherokee Park also viewed

 

Been to Cherokee Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing