Tammany Trace is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Abita Springs, Louisiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

paved

rails trails

views

wild flowers

no dogs

This trail goes from the Abita Springs Tourist Park to the St. Tammany Tourist Info Center. From the Tourist Park, head east on the trace and it will soon head south. Most of the trail is a paved, former railroad bed. There is also a grassy/dirt horse trail that runs alongside much of the paved area. The trail has a few scenic bridges. When you reach the green cabose near the water tower, leave the trace and head towards Hwy 59 (east). Travel south on 59 to the St. Tammany Tourist Center. There is an interesting boardwalk over a swampy area. They also have lots of pamphlets and free coffee and Abita Springs Water. There is also a board walk from behind the parish admin building to the info center, but it is a little hard to find. All in all, this is a nice place to go and still be close to town. The trace can be hot in summer, but is very nice the rest of the year.

2 months ago

Awesome paved trail. Did 20 miles on it. Very nice.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Well maintained trail, part of the longer Tammany Trace Trail, has several bridge areas overlooking the swamp and waterways.

road biking
8 months ago

Very well maintained trail

10 months ago

Great for families

walking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

paved trail and beautiful area. lots of bike traffic. dogs are not allowed on the trail.

trail running
Sunday, January 19, 2014

My husband and I will run on the asphalt for a distance and then switch over to the trail. The trail is actually a horse path but is perfect for trail running. Very well maintained!

walking
Friday, July 15, 2011

Very nice trail and well maintained.

road biking
Monday, March 07, 2011

Actually called the Tammany Trace and is really well maintained.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

walking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 01, 2015