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Explore the best rated trails in Gonzales, LA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Ward Creek Greenway and Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path. With more than 5 trails covering 116 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

Nice Trail on Top of Levee

January, 2023 by normanbowers

I rode the east section on north side of river. Trail is smooth with a few low volume driveway crossings. Trail has nice views due to elevation, but is exposed to wind and sun. The section I rode had no shade, water or restrooms. I wish there were mile markers. Parking available at Jefferson Park and across the river road near the flea market.

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

Great riding trail but no shade or water

January, 2023 by normanbowers

The surface is smooth and straight except for crossings of pumping station outlets. Long straight sections allow for plenty of speed if desired. The ride and view is kind of boring as there is just the shore on one side and a levy on the land side. There are portable toilets at the various parking areas. The downside of this trail is no shade or water.

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

Easy ride, flat, safe, and scenic

May, 2022 by davidmsr

Nice trail on the south side of Lake Pontchartrain. Very smooth, flat, and scenic trail overlooking lake. Parked at Bonnabel Boat launch/park. (Close to causeway bridge) Safe and plenty of parking spots. Also has port-a-potties at this location and at Laketown fishing pier next to Treasure Chest Casino. Observed police patrols in all the parks, plus locals walking and running alone. No shade on this trail, but nice breeze off the lake the day we rode. (If you want shade, ride on the north side of the lake-Tammany Trace)

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Dawson Creek Greenway

This is a scenic well maintained path but not really long enough for bike riding by itself. It does connect to other neighborhoods that will allow you to ride all throughout the south side of town.

November, 2021 by russ5415

This is a scenic well maintained path but not really long enough for bike riding by itself. It does connect to other neighborhoods that will allow you to ride all throughout the south side of town.

Dawson Creek Greenway

This is a really nicely maintained and pretty path for locals to walk. The trail really isn't long enough for a decent bike ride by itself, but it does allow you to connect to neighborhoods that will lead to other places to ride in around town.

October, 2021 by russ5415

This is a really nicely maintained and pretty path for locals to walk. The trail really isn't long enough for a decent bike ride by itself, but it does allow you to connect to neighborhoods that will lead to other places to ride in around town.

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

Great trail out of traffic

October, 2021 by wiliermdb

Trailink needs to update the info on this trail. As of 10/30/2021 the levee path runs north from L'auberge Casino in to downtown Baton Rouge. Path is fully paved for 12.5 miles one way. Once you're south of Brightside Dr. the walker, jogger traffic thins out and the only area to use caution is between the cattle crossings.

You can access the path from several locations. Parking at L'auberge Casino, Farr Park, LSU Vet School or downtown. You can add some miles and scenery by hopping off at the Vet School and take a spin through campus, around the lakes and back. Hit one of the restaurants across from the football stadium and then finish your ride.

Great for kids or those that don't want to deal with vehicle traffic.

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

impressed!

October, 2021 by melissamakatchie

quiet, safe and clean. very impressed! dog friendly, bike friendly, run friendly with amazing views of wildlife and boating.

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

impressed!

October, 2021 by melissamakatchie

quiet, safe and clean. very impressed! dog friendly, bike friendly, run friendly with amazing views of wildlife and boating.

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

Trail going South

July, 2021 by brcorwin2

Took a nice ride Sunday. The paved trail actually goes about 8 miles down river from Equestrian Center that is not shown on map here. All the way to the L’Auberge Casino. The trail head at the BREC Equestrian Center has plenty of free parking, restrooms, drinking water fountain and a free air compressor.

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

Great Trail

August, 2020 by danlortie

Probably the nicest trail in Metro NOLA but absolutely no shade anywhere along the way. Riding alongside lake Ponchatrain makes for a very scenic ride. A little tough in middle of summer, probably much nicer in the fall. Tammany Trace is probably better in summer because it’s mainly shady. Looking forward to riding when the weather gets cooler. Enjoy.

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

Great landscape. Very safe. Clean.

April, 2020 by s_wang70065

Great landscape. Very safe. Clean.

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

Flat, paved, separated from traffic, scenic views

February, 2020 by jkhiser

We rode on 2/1/2020. Original plan was to start at Audubon Park, but was a big traffic backup heading that way. Turned around and parked at Jefferson Park and rode east toward Audubon Park. Plenty of parking on both sides of the road at Jefferson midmorning on cool Saturday.

Nice views over river, mostly flat, with occasional changes from top to bottom of the levee. Steady stream of walkers and bikers, but was not overly crowded. Occasional service road crossings, and one interesting spot were a small number of houses over the river share the bike path as their driveway.

There are many miles to the west that we did not explore due to the stiff wind. As a bonus, some nice restaurants nearby on Oak Street to refuel.

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