Louisiana Birding Trails and Maps

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Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Trail

6.4 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

27.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Gravel

Crescent Park Trail

1.4 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Lafitte Greenway

2.6 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

60.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

12.3 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Concrete

Tammany Trace

28.2 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Wisner Trail

2.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Red River Bicycle Trail

6.6 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Rock Island Greenway

3.9 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Dawson Creek Greenway

1.75 mi
State: LA
Concrete

Louisiana Trails - Jamestown to Winnfield

40 mi
State: LA
Dirt, Gravel

St. Anthony Avenue Trail

1.5 mi
State: LA
Concrete

17th Street Canal Trail

1.8 mi
State: LA
Concrete

Carville Levee Trail

12 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Springhill Pedestrian/Bicycle Path

0.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Ward Creek Greenway

2.4 mi
State: LA
Concrete
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
The Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path links several downtown attractions along the Mississippi River and serves as one of the city's most popular outdoor recreation assets. The Farr Park Equestrian Center,...
LA 27.8 mi Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Gravel
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
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
Skirting the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, this multiuse trail stretches 12.3 miles between Grandlake Estates Neighborhood to Bucktown Harbor Marina.  At its western...
LA 12.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
For updates please check: Tammany Trace - Closures 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...
LA 28.2 mi Asphalt
The Wisner Trail sits sandwiched between two of New Orleans favorite recreation attractions: It's adjacent to Wisner Boulevard, which forms the east border of City Park, the city's flagship open...
LA 2.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 3.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Dawson Creek Greenway is part of East Baton Rouge's proposed Health Loop, which will be 10 miles long when complete. This linear park along Dawson Creek is currently just short of two miles long, but...
LA 1.75 mi Concrete
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 St. Anthony Avenue Trail (alternately known as the St. Anthony Fitness Trail/ St. Avenue Walking Path) is a neighborhood walking and biking trail in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans....
LA 1.5 mi Concrete
The 17th Street Canal occupies an important position in the Greater New Orleans area. It forms the boundary between the City of New Orleans and its neighbor to the west, Metairie in Jefferson Parish....
LA 1.8 mi Concrete
Following the curves of the Mississippi River for 12 miles, the Carville Levee Trail runs southeast along an elevated levee from the neighborhood of Willow Glen through the neighborhood of Carville in...
LA 12 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
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
Ward Creek Greenway is a concrete trail is East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The trail comprises of two sections on either side of the creek, linked by a bridge. The east section begins behind Siegen...
LA 2.4 mi Concrete

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Tammany Trace

Well Kept Trail!

November, 2023 by 5ksfxdbcht

I have run this trail 3 days per week for 2 years and it’s the most peaceful & serene experience one could ever ask for. It encompasses the true Louisiana Swamp beauty! From the occasional gator sunbathing to the squirrels rustling through the pine needles for nuts. The large array of southern flowers will have your senses going haywire in a good way¿. As perfect as this sounds there are a couple things you’ll need to be aware of. 1. Pets are NOT allowed, but yet people still make their way on the trail and allow their pets to poop without picking it up. Sometimes the less than desirable drug addicts make a way to the trail. They won’t bother you, they’ll just move out of your way. And last but not least please be careful when crossing the intersections it’s a lot of them.

Tammany Trace

Flat and straight

November, 2023 by arlene.deardorff

We rode from Mandeville to Covington round trip @28 miles. There are lots of street crossings but many have a 4 way stop. There isn’t much traffic at the crossings. There are 2 towns of interest , Abita and Covington. Other than those towns there isn’t much to look at. Trees are on both sides of the bike path so you do have shade. I like lots of scenery so this wasn’t my favorite trail.

Red River Bicycle Trail

Okay for off road or hybrid bikes

September, 2023 by m2kfq2w2an

Road the trail today. Parking can be found at the riverfront near the aquarium. The trail is rough so don’t expect a smooth ride and but can be ridden. Should be ridden at a leisure pace due to curves, small overhanging limbs, wash outs, grass growing through cracks, holes, cracking and lifting of asphalt caused by tree roots. Beware of offshoot tunnels as one we tried got caught in deep mud and had to push our bikes out.

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Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Trail

Well Maintained

September, 2023 by m2kfq2w2an

We rode 19.9 miles on this trail yesterday. It was an easy ride. We got on at the Brookshire Grocery Arena and road a little pass Boomtown Casino and back the other way a little past the Nature Center. The trail is mainly open, has more trees on the eastern side, has bathroom stops and lots of picnics tables and seats along the trail. A good portion follows the Red River. It definitely was worth the ride.

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

Nice trail ride

September, 2023 by hello190

Paved. Nice trail ride. There is no shade, but it’s clean & smooth. Following the Mississippi River was pretty! I liked it.

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

Relaxing

June, 2023 by cookemnstr85

Nice trail for walking or biking. Great if you just want to get out and meander along the lake. There are little spots along the way to sit and rest if you need. Very quiet, very safe.

Tammany Trace

Tammany Trace - 2 JUN'23

June, 2023 by 7s5a692x35

We joined the trail from Camp Salmen Nature Park and rode it to the city limits of Covington and back to Abita. The first section was recently repaved and was in superb condition and the rest of the trail was also in great shape.
One nice safety measure that is in place is that as the trail intersects secondary roads and neighborhood streets there were 4 way stops in place which makes the trail safer for the users.
The Abita Brew Pub was a refreshing as it was right on the trail and offered food and adult beverages but was extremely busy at lunchtime on a Saturday. It was worth the wait…

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

Lovely Ride Along the Lake

May, 2023 by jimmacika

This is a well-paved trail that you ride for 24 miles round trip if you start at one end do a turnaround at the other end. It consistently has low traffic and is completely safe. If you need a diversion from looking constantly at the lake, you can take one of the paved access paths over the levee to get a gander at the stately homes overlooking the levee path. The only caveat if you're on a bike is that there is absolutely nothing to block the wind coming off the lake if indeed it is one of those windy days. On one of our hot summer days with the oppressive heat and spirit-crushing humidity, however, some breeze is quite welcome. There are several places to park your car along the trail so access is quite easy. Enjoy!

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

Incredible Distance Trail!

April, 2023 by jimmacika

The three best things about this trail are its distance, its surface, and the fact that it’s non-interrupted by any cross-traffic.

It’s a 50 mile trail along the Mississippi that allows you to really stretch your legs or you can turn around at anytime to make it a shorter fitness ride. It’s asphalt surface is very smooth and while there are some driveways over the trail that lead to various marine interests, really you can pedal continuously without stopping. This is an under appreciated jewel of a trail. The only drawback is that when leaving from Audubon Park, bathrooms are scarce; the closest one is 11.5 miles away in Kenner Rivertown. After that they are more frequent.

Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path

Asphalt trail was great

April, 2023 by gary.heissler_tl

Got on the trail at Tiger Stadium and rode 10 miles south to the Casino which was all asphalt and very smooth. MS river was on the right and mostly visible from the trail. Interestingly, the trail goes through a pasture of cows and there was cow manure on the trail that we had to maneuver around. Beyond the Casino, the trail is gravel. About 4 miles down the gravel portion we ran into a gate with posted signs that beyond it was private property. We ended up turning around and was unable to complete the trail.

Tammany Trace

Wonderful Ride from Start to Finish

April, 2023 by oraziofotografik

The well maintained asphalt is relatively level throughout from Slidell to Covington with a slight incline in a few places with shaded areas along the way. Bonus lunch and beer on the way back at Abita Springs!

Tammany Trace

Wonderful Ride from start to Finish

April, 2023 by oraziofotografik

Pleasant experience throughout from Slidell all the way to Covington. The trail is fairly level along the entire route on well kept asphalt pavement. And there was a bonus at Abita Springs on the way back … a great meal and beer!

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