Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail

Louisiana

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Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail Facts

States: Louisiana
Counties: Jefferson
Length: 12.3 miles
Trail end points: 325 Metairie-Hammond Hwy (Metairie) and 3 S Lafourche Ct (Kenner)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10358224

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail Description

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 Blvd. was added in 2012, so it is now a nice continuous path. You can get on at Bucktown, and at most of the major North/South streets like Causeway. The path runs all the way to the West edge of Kenner, then crosses the levee and continues South almost to the Interstate

 

 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking at 325 Metairie-Hammond Hwy, Metairie, LA 70005 is free. 

Pontchartrain Lakefront Trail Reviews

Great Trail

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.

Great landscape. Very safe. Clean.

Great landscape. Very safe. Clean.

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