Louisiana Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Louisiana, whether you're looking an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Tammany Trace and Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana). With more than 11 trails covering 164 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.

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Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Trail

6.4 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

4.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Concrete

Crescent Park Trail

1.4 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Lafitte Greenway

2.6 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Louisiana Trails - Jamestown to Winnfield

40 mi
State: LA
Dirt, Gravel

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

60.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Ponchartrain Lakefront Trail

12.3 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Concrete

Red River Bicycle Trail

6.6 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Rock Island Greenway

1 mi
State: LA
Crushed Stone

Springhill Pedestrian/Bicycle Path

0.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Tammany Trace

27.4 mi
State: LA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This 8-foot wide hiking and biking pathway sits on the bank of the Red River in south Bossier, Louisiana. The Red River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, and gets its distinct hue from the red...
LA 6.4 mi Asphalt
Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path links several downtown attractions along the Mississippi River. The Farr Park Equestrian Center, the USS Kidd Naval Museum, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and the...
LA 4.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Crescent Park is a 1.4 mile linear park located on the banks of the Mississippi River, just outside New Orlean's popular French Quarter. Built as part of a post-Katrina revitalization effort, the park...
LA 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Lafitte Greenway offers a 2.6-mile linear park through New Orleans, from the edge of the city’s French Quarter to Mid-City and the doorstep of its grand City Park. The route was originally a...
LA 2.6 mi Asphalt
Louisiana Trails present a spectacular path through majestic hardwood and pine forests towering overhead as you pass through part of the Kisatchie National Forest. The multi-use corridor is popular...
LA 40 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Mississippi River Trail is a system of disconnected, paved trails on the levees along both banks of the Mississippi River in southern Louisiana. The most popular segment, well-used by locals and...
LA 60.8 mi Asphalt
This is a flat trail that skirts the south shore of Lake Ponchartrain in New Orleans. In early 2014, the last of the bridges across the outfall canals was finished, and an underpass beneath Causeway...
LA 12.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Red River Bicycle Trail provides a convenient route through the heart of Shreveport along the Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway. Along the way, the trail offers spectacular views of the river and the...
LA 6.6 mi Asphalt
The Rock Island Greenway, named after the now-defunct rail line that Johnny Cash once sang about, is the conversion of a former railroad right-of-way into a shared-use path and linear park that...
LA 1 mi Crushed Stone
The Springhill Pedestrian/Bicycle Path runs north to south on a former rail corridor in Springhill, Louisiana, just south of the Arkansas border. The paved trail is lined with trees and lights, making...
LA 0.8 mi Asphalt
Situated to the north of New Orleans across Lake Pontchartrain, the Tammany Trace was Louisiana's first rail-trail. The Trace, as it’s known to locals, is so named because it traces across St. Tammany...
LA 27.4 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Tammany Trace

My Favorite Rail Trail

September, 2019 by tommyrunnels51

Rode this trail 27 miles from Slidell to Covington to take advantage of prevailing winds. Trail is very flat, mostly tree lined, in good condition, and very scenic. There are many streets/roads to cross...be careful!

Tammany Trace

3-Day Bikecamping trip

August, 2019 by tommylux56

Pleasant 3-day trip starting in Covington to Fontainbleau State Park campsite. Trips from there both ways to Slidell, Mandeville, and Abita Springs. Ate a lot of meals in Mandeville which were very enjoyable. The ride to see the old oaks along Lakeshore Dr. is a must. Nice trailheads.

Tammany Trace

Roller Blading the Trace

August, 2019 by pawgigi7

Best roller blading is from Covington (Harbor Freight) to Mandeville Trail head, be careful at the crossings. Do not cross 190 into old Covington it isn’t paved and is very difficult on roller blades. Also it is hard blading from Fontainebleau State Park to Slidell due to the old asphalt, very rough and fatiguing on the feet.

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Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Trail

Nice trail, needs more shade

June, 2019 by susancnett

This trail is wide and well designed, with benches available on the east end of the trail, and pavilions along the way as well. There is a beautiful statue in one of the parks, and the views of the river and the city are splendid.

The biggest issue is that in the summer sun, there is little shade. The few places that have shade don't have benches, and the seats that are provided sit in the baking sun.

It would be an excellent project for scouts or community groups to erect some shade structures over the existing benches, and to plant some trees that would provide more shade along the trail.

The western end of the trail has no benches or shady spots.

Overall, this trail is an asset to the community and would be most enjoyable when the temperatures are cool.

Tammany Trace

flat

April, 2019 by rraines1223

Trail was very well maintained and pretty much flat with no turns. Only complaint would be no markings along the trail at all. You better have a map or you’ll be wondering where you are and missing lots of sights.

Tammany Trace

No Pets Allowed

April, 2019 by marinereef

It should really be noted somewhere that pets are not permitted on the trail. It was rather disappointing to get off the highway, find somewhere to park my RV, and walk down to the trail, only to find that I could not walk my dog.

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

Wonderful Ride

April, 2019 by lflow_1

Road my bike on the Trail yesterday ... The weather was beautiful and I enjoyed the trail . Other bikers and walkers were friendly .... ********Would like to see a mile marker ,unless I just missed it .. Beautiful scenery ..The Mississippi water is really high...

Tammany Trace

In the rain....

January, 2019 by pjklim

Stayed in Fontainebleau State Park for a couple of days and rode the Trace to Slidell on January 1st 2019 in miserable weather. Got soaked, returned to the State Park for a change of clothing and continued to ride towards Covington. Didn't realize how early darkness would set in though, not being local and had to turn around at I12. Unfortunately I had to leave the next day. Well, going all the way next time, hopefully this spring. Loved the beautiful Trace.

Tammany Trace

Great Trail

January, 2019 by tracy.sefcik

I rode this trail as I cycled the Southern Tier in 2018 as a solo cyclist. It is a wonderful trail and lots to see. Very well maintained and loved the scenery from the ponds with the lily pods and daffodils plants to the beautiful waters edge at the bridge and dam. Oh and loved that Bathroom stop at almost the halfway point by the bridge. Just wish it went on longer.

Tammany Trace

TT x 2

November, 2018 by koldtoess

Finally…….after months of trying to get down to Southern LA, we enjoyed our best overall rails to trails experience. Not that the TT is the best trail (great surface, clean restrooms, good security and frequent trailheads) rather it’s the whole package; great local restaurants, Lake Pontchartrain, Fontainebleau S.P., water splash pads, Abita Brewery, community fairs (Mandeville on Saturday & Abita Springs on Sunday), drive-thru daiquiris and the IMAX theater at Slidell.

Due to the impromptu nature of our trip, we had to stay in a motel in North Slidell, decent & inexpensive. We planned to tent camp at Fontainebleau or rent a B&B in Mandeville but everything was booked. The east terminus was easy to find but you will have to park across Gause Blvd. at the shopping centers if you don’t park at the trailhead. The trail is pine tree lined with a lot of crossing that will moderate your speed. Eventually, you reach the picturesque, rolling bascule bridge over Bayou Lacombe (bridge hours vary). We arrived at Fontainebleau ($3 entrance fee) to relax at the lake/beach/pier and roll through the campsites all under majestic live oaks, approx. 32 miles round trip.

The following day we drove to Abita Springs to ride the western half. First, we rode to the western terminus at Covington and turned around at the statue of Ronaldus Magnus and returned to Fontainebleau. When passing Mandeville, we explored the harbor area and rode along Lakeshore drive. Upon returning to Abita Springs, approx. 35 miles round trip, we partook of post ride refreshments at the brewery, free beer tokens come with the tour! We are definitely planning to return in the very near future; “laissez les bon temp rouler.”

Tammany Trace

Nice Ride on the Trace

June, 2018 by kevinkaren

Rode the eastern half of the trail, parking in Slidell. Big parking lot, restroom building, visitor's log. Dead flat trail (what else would you expect in the bayou?), wide, smooth, scenic, with a very rural feel and few road crossings. Talked with the trail manager at the lift bridge, which itself was a neat attraction. Turned around at Fontainbleu State Park for a 25 mile round-trip. The trail crosses the entry road with no trailside facilities, rather than traverse the park.

I would have liked to see another developed trailhead with full facilities; about every 5 miles is ideal. While in Covington I drove by that trailhead. The western half of the trail seems to get more urban, and I would expect to see a higher concentration of street crossings. Next time I'm in the area I will probably ride this trail again, and explore further west from Fontainbleu.

Crescent Park Trail

Perfect name

April, 2018 by mml.bourgeois

The park is too short is my only complaint😀. Fantastic views of the crescent on river. Great landscaping. Nice morning ride.

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