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Love this trail. A Mountain bike trail very well kept and / but much travelled. Be aware of the mountain bikers and travel the trail in reverse like they suggest.
Scenery is great and overlooks the River at one point.

hiking
1 month ago

My husband and I had great runs on this trail! We run separately due to speed differences and both got off trail and turned around in different spots. I would like to see more trail markers for newbies like myself but getting turned around just adds to the experience. We live close, we will revisit this trail many times! This trail is not stroller friendly but is kid friendly.

awesome trail for hiking or offroad

hiking
1 month ago

Trails overgrown. Not much to see. If you are just looking for a bike trail. This is probably better for such. Not that it was terrible, but not worth the gas to get out here.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail really but not well maintained which makes it a little overgrown. The bridge crossing the river is washed out. Watch out for spider webs all over the trail as it is overgrown and closed in. It is muddy especially after a rain.

1 month ago

Did about 6 miles round-trip but never saw lake. Must be close to the end of the trail. Very easy.

Good flat hike. Lots of scenery. The back 6 needs to be cleaned and fixed up though.

hiking
2 months ago

Watch for spider webs for the first half . There are gators to the left at the very end of the trail loop. Look for a road and a pier that walks you out to a small lake. They swam up to us from a pier expecting snacks. Saw one dead snake. No elevation changes. The trail is kept up.

trail running
2 months ago

Nice easy trail for running. A few roots you need to watch for. Most of the trail is hard packed sand when dry. A few areas with grass but pretty short. Hiker reported snake on trail but I didn’t see any.

Great place !! Fun trails .. Beach trail is a plus!! Kid friendly !!

hiking
2 months ago

This is my first time to this site and first review. A friend of mine posted the other day on Facebook that she was on the hiking trail...something I hadn't thought about in years. I actually built it in the summer of 1999 as a 21 year old college intern. The nature trail was already there. It was a miserable task and I questioned my sanity multiple times (especially after finding ticks on my leg, swamping a four wheeler, and getting lost). There was no gps to go by then, just a measuring wheel, compass, machete, and flagging tape. After running into an impenetrable stand of kudzu, we decided the only way to do this was with heavy equipment. So for the rest of the summer I squeezed behind an operator in a cherry picker and we plowed our way through until two loops were made, complete with a path to area 3 and a path to Cane Bayou. Then it was bush hogged and cleared. I'm so glad that something I did then as a kid - part of a project that was though of on the fly - has brought so many people enjoyment. Hope you enjoy the pics.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Is it good for mountain biking beginners

mountain biking
2 months ago

I live local to the track. Has plenty for all kinds of riders. Plenty trails and pretty well kept up. Recommend over most trails in Louisiana!!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Didn’t care for it.

I live in the area. I just wanted to comment that the trail is not best from March thru October, but instead October thru March. The reason for this is that our summers are unbearably harsh, and our winters are mild and beautiful. Back to the appropriate commentary; this is a wonderful trail.

A great hike for Louisiana. It does follow some paved roads at certain points but still offers some great views of the river. The trail is still well maintained and pretty dry considering recent rain.

Great hike. I strongly suggest bringing some bug spray. If you’re into fishing: the trail has an abundance of streams and little lakes where you can drop a line. Not all trail markers are easily seen and some intersections are not marked properly so download a map if you can.

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a great hike/workout! Please do respect the bikes, if you hear them coming towards you, step out of the way!! Enjoy!

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained, nice trail.

hiking
3 months ago

I’ve hiked and bike here many times. Excellent for Louisiana! Close to BR. Recommended for a local hike and/or challenging single track mountain biking.

Abandoned.

3 months ago

Nice for trail running, shady and cool in the morning, watch high grass areas that creep up around 4 miles in, 5.7 out 5.7 back is what I got in, start at the opposite trail head so you can wash off and change at the park there as there are no facilities at the 49 trail head entrance. Be prepared to get your feet wet and a lot of spider webs across your face. Other than that a very easy level chill 11.4 mile out and back.

road biking
3 months ago

The Trace as the locals know it is a 31 mile stretch of paved path stretching from downtown quaint town of Covington through Abita Springs, Mandeville,Lacombe and ending in Slidell . The scenery is varied from beautiful shady oak trees to sunny marsh areas . The Trace is appreciated by locals and visitors from leisurely walking to serious cyclists . Bike rentals are available in Covington and Mandeville for the day. .

Narrow road to the site. No signs along the way. First part of the hike was in the creek bottom. Feet will get wet. No waterfall.

well maintained single track. no problems with spider webs or biting bugs (used 25% deet).
Signs directed me to run opposite direction which made getting out of the way of mountain bikers easy.
the trail can be a little confusing at times with lots of little cut in trails feeding in and out to the main trail. i stayed pretty true but got turned around a few timed. i was quickly able to get back on track.
will try and run again soon.

Trail looks like it hasn’t been touched in 5 months.

hiking
3 months ago

kid friendly, spiders, beautiful views
easy to do just bring water, some spots are covered

watch out for numerous and big scary spiders! very pretty trail but if you have a fear of spiders, forget it!

Great trail. Lots of shade. Lots of Banana Spiders. Bring a stick for some of the cobwebs. The occupied webs are easy to avoid. It rained a few times but the tree canopy kept us dry.

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