Northlake Nature Center South Loop is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Mandeville, Louisiana that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
Wetlands, pine and hardwood forests. Interesting ruins. This hike goes through wetlands, pine forests and hardwood forests. The hike passes ruins of what was going to be a golf course club house. Some of the hike is on a former road and a natural gas pipeline. The hike also has a boardwalk and bridge over a beaver pond. There are a fair number of scenic areas on the hike. You may see a wide variety of birds and other wildlife in the area. One word of caution: There are more ticks than any place else I have visited. You will also pass a few ball fields associated with Peilican Park on part of the hike. This is a nice place to experience nature, but still be close to town.
Great trail, with bathrooms, feed the turtles!
It was really fun. I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was good seeing
Enough uncharted loops to get lost. Dry enough to not have to change shoes when you get back to the car. A jewel for those of us living in the swamps and floodplains.
absolutely wonderful. the swamp is green and the turtles are basking in the sun. very nice learning experience for the kids. the 2 mi is nice but don't much like coming through the gas line area. the parking area is small but we'll shaded. I hope they get some of the buildings taken care of. the small amphitheater is great. a pleasant surprise in the middle of the woods.
Great nature trail to do with kids. I would not call this hiking, but more walking in the woods. Good opportunity to see wildlife and fun for younger kids.