#3 of 23 state parks in Louisiana

Best trails in Fontainebleau State Park, Louisiana

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Explore the most popular trails in Fontainebleau State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

The Fountainebleau State Park is a historic park with a sugar mill built in 1829 as one of the highlights. There are opportunities to hike, cycle, and sail. Entrance fee: $3 per person; free for seniors age 62 and older, and children age 3 and younger.

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Map of trails in Fontainebleau State Park, Louisiana
Park information
Acreage:
2,800 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Contact
985-624-4443
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Cane Bayou Track
Fontainebleau State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Cane Bayou is the perfect adventure for anyone looking to get off the beaten path when in New Orleans. Just an hour north of New Orleans, Cane Bayou takes you through the brackish marsh with lots of good fishing holes, straight to the salt water of Lake Pontchartrain. Birders will love the Osprey and Horned Owl's nests. Nature lovers will enjoy seeing alligators in their natural habitat. Rent a kayak and get some bait from Bayou Adventure in Lacombe and you'll be set for the day! Show more
#2 - Sugarmill Nature Trail
Fontainebleau State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 39 m
#3 - Northlake Nature Center South Loop
Fontainebleau State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 52 m
This hike goes through wetlands, pine forests and hardwood forests. Some of the hike is on a former road and a natural gas pipeline. The hike also has a boardwalk and bridge over a beaver pond. There are a fair number of scenic areas on the hike. You may see a wide variety of birds and other wildlife in the area. Bring bug spray as there are a lot of ticks. Accessibility: This packed sediment, packed dirt, cement, asphalt, and wooden boardwalk trail is typically at least 3 feet wide. Depending on recent and current weather conditions as well as maintenance, the trail surface may be muddy, slippery, or have natural debris on it. Trail goers using mobility equipment or a stroller to navigate may need additional assistance with this or avoid the trail when these conditions are present. The slope is estimated to be mostly gentle uphill and down throughout (all 5% or less). There do not appear to be any designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces with access aisles at the partially paved trailhead lot on the south end.Show more
#4 - Northlake Nature Center: North and South Trail Loop
Fontainebleau State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m