The Licking River Greenway and Trails is an effort to build an interconnected urban trail through the Licking River cooridor, connecting the cities of Covington, Taylor Mill, Wilder and Newport, Kentucky. When completed the trail system will span 12-14 miles.
The Licking River Greeway and Trail broke ground in Covington in 2010 and to date has grown to a more than five mile multi-modal trail connecting the neighborhoods of Latonia, Wallace Woods, Austinburg, Eastside, and Historic Licking Riverside. Trail access can be found behind Holmes High School at the corner of Lavassor and Eastern Ave. Additional locations to find the trail include the dead end of East 16th Street, Clayton-Meyer Park and behind Randolph Park. Covington’s trail includes 1.5 miles of nature trail, .75 miles of paved trails, and approximately 2.5 miles of trail utilizing sidewalk and road infrastructure.
Licking River Blueway
The Licking River Blueway is a designated water trail for canoeing, kayaking and rowing on the Licking River. With established put ins at Fredrick’s Landing in Wilders and in George Rogers Clark Park in Covington. The Licking River Blueway is an 4 mile urban water trail.