Abita Trace

EASY 8 reviews

Abita Trace is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Abita Springs, Louisiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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. 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.

walking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
10 months ago

paved trail and beautiful area. lots of bike traffic. dogs are not allowed on the trail.

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

trail running
Sunday, January 19, 2014

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!

walking
Friday, July 15, 2011

Very nice trail and well maintained.

road biking
Monday, March 07, 2011

Actually called the Tammany Trace and is really well maintained.