Tammany Trace Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Tammany Trace Trail is a 27.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Covington, Louisiana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
27.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

rails trails

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Just across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, the Tammany Trace is Louisiana's premier rail-trail. "The Trace," as the locals call it, has so much to offer for trail users of all ages. From the brewery and brew pub in Abita to the numerous playgrounds and parks that line the trail, you won't lack for things to see and do as you make your way from Covington, LA to Slidell. Many visitors to the Tammany Trace will access this trail from New Orleans. But don't worry about leaving the cajun cuisine behind when you leave the Big Easy. Some of it will follow you to the other side of Lake Pontchartrain to St. Tammany Parish. You can find great places to eat in Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Lacombe, and Slidell. In between, you will see some beautiful Louisiana countryside and wildlife, especially in the Fontainebleau State Park and two different wildlife refuges. And the trail is almost entirely flat and can even be ridden on a single speed bicycle with no problem. In fact the trail is ideal for tandem, recumbent, mountain, hybrid, or road bikes. Of course it is also nice for walking, inline skating and jogging. Portions of the trail are also available for horseback riding, but horses are not allowed to cross the Bayou Lacombe drawbridge. Bike rentals are available at the Kickstand Cafe in Mandeville where you'll find cycling stuff on the first floor and a wonderful little restaurant on the second floor. If you stay at the Camellia House Bed & Breakfast in Covington, you will have access to loaner bicycles.

hiking
23 days ago

1 month ago

Loved biking on the trace! We stopped at Abita for a quick sample of the brewery and to have lunch at a cute little local spot.

road biking
1 month ago

Great fitness trace and patrolled by security - awesome!

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road biking
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road biking
7 months ago

road biking
7 months ago

road biking
10 months ago

Great trail for walking, pets, or cycling, but we cycled it. Very well maintained, and easy access and parking at trailheads. We get out there with our bikes as often as possible. Use sunscreen and take water as a good bit of it is unshaded!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy flat trail. Doing this to helped my new scout son get used to hiking. Only did 5 miles on it as a start.

not finished yet

Sunday, May 29, 2016

We parked at Koop Rd. in Covington and walked to Abita Springs, had lunch and returned. The trail was beautiful. I bet it would be great on a bike too.

trail running
Sunday, May 01, 2016

road biking
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

It is our most favorite place to cycle!!!
Beautiful at any time of the year.
Exceptionally clean and road bed well- maintained. The Trail rangers are terrific group!

road biking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

road biking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

it is awesome!