Woodlands Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Woodlands Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Belle Chasse, Louisiana that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

horseback riding

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

The Bottomland Trail is a set of parallel trails (one hiking and one equestrian). They follow along the spoil bank, dip southerly to the NAD loop containing 10 WWII ammunition magazines, and then turn northerly, following along the Donner Canal levee before turning southerly along an intersecting canal that takes you back to the LRT Bridge, 1/2 mile from the trailhead.

hiking
1 day ago

Fairly mundane trail. Good signage, including interpretation information and trail markings. Flat and mostly straight, but better than a levee trail. Some shade. Saw dozens of armadillos, a few butterflies, and one opossum. Only one other set of hikers (and dog) on the trail.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Ok walk through the woods. lots of armodillos. the armory was all right. it was easy enough to pack our 9 month old w us in a cheap carrier. meh

1 month ago

Really enjoyed this trail! Great place to train your soon-to-be skilled adventure cat! It's also a good one to get away from the city for awhile.

Gps took me into a government facility but it's actually the street pass the one it tells you to turn into. There's a big sign that says 'Woodlands Trail.'

hiking
3 months ago

First time here. Has walking and horse trail. The walking trail is about 20 feet wide and 95%of all brush cut down, yet this trail is nice as it's 80% shaded from above. It runs parallel to a creek that feeds into the Mississippi River. Even though it rained past week, only a few muddy spots, but can walk around them. At the end of the 2 mile trail is the WWII ammunition depot/bunkers. Thankfully they have not been vandalized. We came across an armadillo, and saw numerous deer and raccoon tracks.

hiking
4 months ago

Didn't see as much wildlife as I thought there'd be. But it was great seeing tons of butterflies!

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trail. If you make it to the end there are ten old WW2 ammo bunkers that you can go in. They're in great shape, still have the doors and aren't full of water/spraypaint/garbage like you might think. Bring water with you, no where to fill up.

7 months ago

8 months ago

The trail was really diverse and filled with wildlife.

walking
10 months ago

Great trail! Beautiful! Long enough to really stretch your legs and not too crowded.

hiking
10 months ago

A really nice quick hike right outside the big city. A little warm in January and a little buggy but that's not the trail's fault. The WWII ammo magazines were really cool.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

birding
10 months ago

A nice, easy, walk through the forest. Lots of wildlife, especially birds. I go several times a month.

hiking
11 months ago

This is one of our favorite trails in the New Orleans area. There is tons of wildlife and lots of birds for birding. We look forward to the spring when more amphibians, snakes, and gators come out, but even in the "off-season" this trail is loaded with wildlife for the quiet hiker. The trails are easy and well-marked, it would be tough to get lost.

11 months ago

Monday, April 11, 2016

birding
Saturday, January 09, 2016

AllTrails definitely has the wrong location for this trail. The trail is actually in Belle Chase off of F. Edward Hebert Blvd. Do more research before heading out!

The trail is a very nice loop trail with a lot of great sights: gator, wild hog, armadillo, raccoons, etc. I didn't have enough time to make it to the WWII Ammunitions Bunkers but I will definitely go back to check those out.

The trail is relatively flat and, as others have said, watch out for horse poop. Even when not on a horse trail, there are plenty of places where horses have been on the hiking trails. I gave it only three stars because it is an average trail. Not many natural sights or great amenities, just a standard, good trail. There's nothing wrong with it but nothing Wowed me about it either. There is a good amount of bird species in the area that like to hang around the water which was nice to see.

This is a great trail for birding, hiking, or even picnicking as there is a nice pavilion (although without a table, only benches).