Lake Bistineau is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elm Grove, Louisiana that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.4 miles
206 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

trail running





Trails at Lake Bistineau State Park: 10-mile Hiking/Biking Trail 1/2-mile Nature Trail 6-mile Equestrian Trail

9 days ago

I hiked the Lake Bistineau trails with my 7 y/o daughter on 11/17. We enjoyed our time on these easy trails. The park ranger was there and made a very active presence in the park. Lake Bistineau was drawn down but the grounds were still beautiful. Easy hike and well maintained trails is what you will find in Elm Grove.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Has the potential to be a fun trail. Although it’s not challenging at all the trail itself is in terrible shape. Grass as tall as my bike in spots, poorly marked in certain sections (marked very well in other spots), and tons of limbs and a few large trees in trail that you have to carry your bike across. Very disappointing.

7 months ago

Longer than listed (we went 7.15) and lots of brush and trees on the trail. You don’t see the lake except at the starting point. Pretty well marked though. Not physically hard but wish I wore long pants due to all the brush.

Monday, December 26, 2016

We hiked here (with our 5 y/o & 2 y/o) for the first time on Christmas Day. We ended up staying for over 4 hours I think. We hiked the Blue Wing trail for the most part until we hiked off the path to head towards the lake. Though there was next to no water in many places it was just beautiful, other worldly! We came upon a sweet gum tree that had fallen over and broken another tree in half. We found so many different kinds of moss, lichen, and many beautiful mushrooms we'd never seen in person. There were also toads everywhere. It was quite an adventure. We can't wait to go back!

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tried to ride this trail last year and it was in pretty poor shape has it been repaired

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Just rode this one lady weekend (5 may 2012) there are several trees across the last section of trail that you have to carry your bike over or around through the woods. All in all though a fun escape into the woods and not bad for the 1 dollar park entry fee.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

This is 4 oneway trails that form about a 10 mile loop.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday, August 04, 2012