Louisiana Walking Trails and Maps

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17th Street Canal Trail

1.8 mi
State: LA
Concrete

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

Dawson Creek Greenway

1.75 mi
State: LA
Concrete

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

Pontchartrain 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

St. Anthony Avenue Trail

1.5 mi
State: LA
Concrete

Tammany Trace

28.2 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Ward Creek Greenway

2.4 mi
State: LA
Concrete

Wisner Trail

2.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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
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
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 Pontchartrain 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
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
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 28.2 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
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Wisner Trail

Meandering waterside delight with minimal elevations

July, 2021 by tgcomputers

Do you like waterways? Trees and greenery? Wide open spaces? Protected traffic crossings? The Wisner Trail rolls all these together in a relaxed park setting that affords cyclists a safe, well-shaded and fun winding path connecting the Esplanade Ridge with the New Orleans Lakefront.
Expect to pass very few (if any, especially while raining) other trail users on this relatively new two-way gem, but when you do, note the mix of roller bladers, walkers, joggers, and fellow bike riders. During inclement weather, be alert for low-hanging branches and possibly slipper conditions on the tighter turns.
Your only elevation happens along the newly constructed I-610 overpass, but it passes quickly and your traversal is 100% separated from moving vehicles. Enjoy the view as, at 20+ feet, you'll be atop one of the taller points for miles around.
Descending in either direction affords you the opportunity to branch off along minor trails leading into City Park, while the trail heads invite you onto roadside paths shooting out along Esplanade and points south, or via surface streets to Lakeshore Drive and points north/west.
Bring along a picnic lunch or fishing pole if you have time to sojourn along Bayou St. John, where boaters and paddle boarders frequent. If you're looking for more adventure, cruise the Big Lagoon next to the New Orleans Museum of Art and/or take a turn with the rented canoes or paddle boats. (They also offer cabana bikes by the hour.)

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.

Tammany Trace

Time on the Tammany

May, 2021 by dustonm

Great trail! Safe, easy, nicely paved. Lots of wildlife. Stay in Mandeville at Harbor Landing Cottage. Great Place! Close to trail and lake. Fun trail and other great things to do.

Accordion

Tammany Trace

Just Excellent

March, 2021 by brannonlberry

Clean. Safe. Security throughout trail. Endless communities to stop in, especially Abita Springs. 100 out of 100 for Tammany Trace. One thing - construction has trail between Dove trailhead and Koop Drive trailhead. So park at Koop Drive trailhead if want to go north on trail to Abita Springs brewery, etc.

Louisiana Trails - Jamestown to Winnfield

Winn Parish Gem Trail

February, 2021 by unkleboudreaux1

I had seen the mixed reviews for last few years, and never checked out this trail. I rode to big high line & turned around just because time to go home. I was very pleased with trail & only leaving 4 stars because not done whole trail yet. You will not be disappointed- well maintained trail!!

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.

Tammany Trace

Beautiful ride

February, 2020 by inn8n8

Wonderfully flat, we rode from the Koop road trailhead (lots of parking) to the end in Slidell. LOTS or road crossings but the locals err on the side of caution and most stop even when not required. Round trip was more than 40 miles and every mile is beautiful. Cool drawbridge that we crossed and then got to watch operate for a boat heading upstream. The rest benches are plentiful at first but thin out further on.

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.

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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