Hooper Road Park is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Baton Rouge, 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: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 45 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips





wild flowers



over grown


bridge out
1 month ago

Great trail! Variety of terrain.. many swamp views, mostly maintained well, slightly muddy but manageable. A good bit of poison ivy on side if trail. One washed out bridge by beaver pond that we had to walk through a foot of water to stay on trail. Take a picture of the map because it can get kind of confusing where to go. Favorite new trail in Louisiana.

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Sun Apr 21 2019

Sun Oct 28 2018

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.

Thu Oct 18 2018

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.

mountain biking
Sat Sep 29 2018

Didn’t care for it.

Mon Sep 10 2018


Sat Aug 25 2018

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

Sat Feb 17 2018

Decent trail. Trash throughout trail.

Tue Feb 13 2018

Very nice trail - recommend doing it backwards for hiking,

Tue Dec 26 2017

Makes you feel like you’re out of the city a bit even though you’re right in the middle of it.

mountain biking
Sat Oct 21 2017

Good trail for BR. nothing too difficult but make sure it’s been dry before you set out. There are some sections that stay muddy it seems almost year round.

Wed Mar 01 2017

Nice river which is easily accessible from some parts of the train near the beginning. Very muddy on the second half of the trail.

Sat Feb 04 2017

really enjoyed!

Mon Jan 09 2017

I gave this three stars due to the amount of trash on the trail and the poor marking. We ended up hiking the bike trail because the signs were not marked well. Our 5 and 6 year old boys hiked 5 miles without any problems so it would probably be a god trail for children or starters!

Mon Dec 26 2016

it's interesting to know there is a swamp in the middle of the city. i grew up here and i never knew it until i checked all trails app. what the hell did i know that! so i took my kids along hoping we would find a gator or two. no. but we saw two snakes and a heron. bucket list checked off before we are heading out back home in austin. happy holidays

Sat Nov 19 2016

I saw a 12 foot gator!!!!

Sat Aug 27 2016

Watch out for missing or knocked over trail markers. Enjoyable trail just needs some maintenance

Wed Jul 06 2016

Awesome trail. Flat and swampy, not strenuous. Wildlife. Beautiful and seemingly remote even though in the middle of the city and well maintained! Moderately marked. Didn't see a gator but could see some being back there!

Sat Jun 25 2016

About 3.5 mi worth of moderate trail one way. Shady and fun. Dog friendly. Loads of bugs and spider webs.

Sat Mar 26 2016

Walk most of the trail the other day and over all its a nice walk with some good scenes. Seen some wild life. Seen 2 cotton mouths and a gator. Def will be back to walk the whole trail sometime soon.

Tue Jul 14 2015

The kind of place that really takes you away from the city for awhile. We followed the biking trail but found it to be a great hike, leisurely and nothing too challenging. We made some shortcuts through the trail because the sun was starting to set, but took us about two hours to go 4 miles, taking our time. You have a lot of different options and things to see though. Very kept up.

Mon Apr 13 2015

I just recently ran an organized trail race encompassing the entire hooper rd and comite trail system (13.1 miles.) I can't say enough about it. You'll forget that you're in Baton Rouge for sure. I highly recommend these trails to any trail runner

Sun Mar 01 2015

We hiked this in May 2013 with our kids, 5 and 7. We were celebrating our 7- year old going into complete remission from leukemia! We didn't realize it was a look that had no choice but to finish. It is also primarily a bike trail. Regardless, this was an excellent trail. It was a little hard at the end for our son-the cancer survivor, so I carried him, but our 5-year old ran a lot of it.

Mon Jan 26 2015

Just got back from taking the dogs out on these trails. If your hiking wear proper shoes as it does get a bit mucky in some areas. Gorgeous setting, nicely maintained paths and great variety of elevations and difficulty. The dogs had a ball and Mom got a perfect work out.

mountain biking
Fri Nov 28 2014

Really nice trail in the Baton Rouge area. If you are a beginner they have trails for you...they also have trails that are geared toward the expert level. follow the map and you should be fine. There are a lot of bail out trails as well so if you just want to get a few miles and that will work to. If you wanted to you could ride from here to the comite trails. Look for the comite connection at the power line trail section. last time I was out here it was too muddy to ride the whole trail.... I'm glad I tried it again because it's worth it.

Mon Aug 18 2014

How late is it open

Sun Apr 06 2014

Pretty decent trails, just avoid going after rainy weather. The experience was more swamp running than trail running but still had a great time and a solid workout.

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