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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

walking

bird watching

running

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.

hiking
1 month ago

For an easy, paved walk, jog, run or bike. This is the place to be. The Tammany Trace is part of the larger Rails to Trails initiative which is worth looking into if you’re searching for different areas of light adventure. With small footbridges crossing creeks, and most roadway crossings being easy to manage, the Trace tends to be the place to be when people are looking for a nice place to walk... Like now.. during the Covid-19 Pandemic. One bit of warning: Most “day bikers” haven’t grasped the concept of bikes yielding to pedestrians. And “On Your Left” is seldom heard.

hiking
8 months ago

I walked part of this trail back in 2018. Would love to go back to visit.

Mon Jan 14 2019

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

mountain biking
Fri Jul 27 2018

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

road biking
Wed Jul 04 2018

Very well maintained trail

Sun May 13 2018

Great for families

walking
Sun Sep 18 2016

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

running
Sun Jan 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
Fri Jul 15 2011

Very nice trail and well maintained.

road biking
Mon Mar 07 2011

Actually called the Tammany Trace and is really well maintained.

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recorded Trace bikes

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