Bonnett Carre Spillway Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Bonnett Carre Spillway Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laplace, Louisiana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
59 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
24 days ago

It’s a bike trail, lots of turns, not a hiking trail

1 month ago

Nice trail for any hiker. Lots of wildlife. Not very difficult to navigate.

2 months ago

So many gnats. Immediately turned around.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely views, and a pretty easy trail to follow. Made the mistake of going in the middle of August, and was eaten alive by mosquitos!

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

awesome mountain bike trail. Just don't go when it's still wet please for the sake of the trail!

hiking
7 months ago

This was a pretty trail with a lot of great views. My boyfriend and I went on a Saturday afternoon, and it wasn't too crowded. It was an easy walk, but the cyclists fly by you so be careful!

walking
7 months ago

Definitely designed for biking. Lots of loop de loops fun for bikers not so much when walking. Pretty water views fern palmetto and cypress forest. Saw birds and many animal footprints in mud. Watch out for tree roots. Well covered so ok in hot weather. Many low lying areas that would be impassable in rainy season. Mid April saw lots of wildflowers. Kept my dog on leash.

hiking
7 months ago

Not for hiking, this trail is basically for mountain bikers only, and they will fly by you if your on foot.
Saw maybe two snakes within a few minutes of walking, and countless snake holes in the ground. Would not recommend if on foot.

Plenty of shrubbery, yellow wild flowers, super lush area. You will see and hear plenty of birds singing and chatting. I encountered a bunny, plenty of squirrels, a few snakes and plenty of dragonflies. There are mosquitos so if you have sweet blood make sure to wear or bring something for that. All around beautiful circular trail. Also a mountain biking trail with boards to ride on if you are into that.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

I enjoy this trail quite a bit, but rating it as moderate isn't fair to the word moderate. This trail is flat, well established, and you'll see some wildlife, and as long as you can hike around 5 miles, not difficult.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice day hike. I suggest hiking against bike traffic so you can give them the right of way. All the riders were quite polite.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Good easy hike on a day in February. Didn't have to worry about bugs. Did see trash here and their on the trail. Heard airplanes throughout the hike. Went early afternoon & only saw 2 other bikers using the trail besides us. No wild pigs only birds,deer & 1 butterfly.

trail running
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Wild pigs keep your distance.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016