French Quarter

EASY 31 reviews

French Quarter is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near New Orleans, Louisiana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.8 miles 3 feet Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

walking

river

views

historic site

Historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th century as "Place d'Armes," and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson, is a timeless attraction in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. Jackson Square is in the heart of the French Quarter or Vieux Carre (Old Square) in New Orleans, Louisiana, surrounded by the Mississippi River, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo and Presbytere, and the Pontalba Apartments. Jackson Square was called the Place d'Armes by the French and Plaza de Armas by the Spanish. This was the area where the militia drilled and the citizens met. It also was where public hangings, and beheadings were carried out. The Place d'Armes, site in 1803 of the Louisiana Purchase ceremony, was renamed Jackson Square in the 1850's in honor of Andrew Jackson, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812 and later President of the United States. Today Jackson Square is a beautiful landscaped park. A statue of Andrew Jackson, victorious leader of the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812, stands in the center of the square. The park is landscaped in a sun pattern, with walkways set like rays streaming out from the center. Surrounding the park is a flagstone pedestrian mall. Along the fence of Jackson Square, you can find artists who assemble each day, where you can have your portrait or caricature done, and view the artists at work. There are various sorts of street performers who entertain on a daily basis here: musicians, break dancers, tap dancers, jugglers, acrobats, tarot card readers, mimes, and clowns.

walking
1 month ago

Bourbon St triggers my involuntary eye roll reaction.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful, urban setting. Crowds can slow down your pace. Great for a leisurely walk with live Jazz in the background.

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

New Orleans - French Quarter. Great place to explore. One of my favorite places in the U.S. Great food, great people and so much history. I could walk the streets a hundred times and never get bored.

trail running
4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Not a trail but plenty to see. Lots of history but to see it there's a trade off.
nice architecture = lots of drunks restaurants =dude in a skirt hit on me music=bum wanting $ after peeing in the street.

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walking
6 months ago

Such a nice walk, just make sure you walk during the day!

walking
9 months ago

Not quite sure I would consider this a trail...great history. Walked the length of the city as we'll. Very dirty and crowded.

9 months ago

Not a trail, an interesting walk but sketcy.

walking
9 months ago

One of my favorite places on earth! Laissez les Bon temps roulez!

9 months ago

Now, this is funny. I am 62 and have been hiking this trail for years without knowing it. Be careful of the wildlife.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Walk and shop

11 months ago

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walking
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