Abita Trace is a 2 mile point-to-point trail located near Abita Springs, LA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from September until May. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Piney woods, scenic bridges, small town charm. Old railroad bed. This trail goes from the Abita Springs Tourist Park to the St. Tammany Tourist Info Center. From the Tourist Park, head east on the trace and it will soon head south. Most of the trail is a paved, former railroad bed. There is also a grassy/dirt horse trail that runs alongside much of the paved area. I found the horse trail more enjoyable to travel on. The trail has a few scenic bridges. When you reach the green cabose near the water tower, leave the trace and head towards Hwy 59 (east). Travel south on 59 to the St. Tammany Tourist Center. There is an interesting boardwalk over a swampy area. They also have lots of pamphlets and free coffee and Abita Springs Water. There is also a board walk from behind the parish admin building to the info center, but it is a little hard to find. All in all, this is a nice place to go and still be close to town. The trace can be hot in summer, but is very nice the rest of the year.
paved trail and beautiful area. lots of bike traffic. dogs are not allowed on the trail.
My husband and I will run on the asphalt for a distance and then switch over to the trail. The trail is actually a horse path but is perfect for trail running. Very well maintained!
Very nice trail and well maintained.
Actually called the Tammany Trace and is really well maintained.