Lake Bistineau is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elm Grove, Louisiana and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and mountain biking and is accessible from March until October.
Trails at Lake Bistineau State Park: 10-mile Hiking/Biking Trail 1/2-mile Nature Trail 6-mile Equestrian Trail
We hiked here (with our 5 y/o & 2 y/o) for the first time on Christmas Day. We ended up staying for over 4 hours I think. We hiked the Blue Wing trail for the most part until we hiked off the path to head towards the lake. Though there was next to no water in many places it was just beautiful, other worldly! We came upon a sweet gum tree that had fallen over and broken another tree in half. We found so many different kinds of moss, lichen, and many beautiful mushrooms we'd never seen in person. There were also toads everywhere. It was quite an adventure. We can't wait to go back!
Tried to ride this trail last year and it was in pretty poor shape has it been repaired
Just rode this one lady weekend (5 may 2012) there are several trees across the last section of trail that you have to carry your bike over or around through the woods. All in all though a fun escape into the woods and not bad for the 1 dollar park entry fee.
This is 4 oneway trails that form about a 10 mile loop.