Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails in Louisiana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

Nice walking jogging loop. Lots of birds, ducks, chickens, and cats lol, good to go exercise and do some walking, close to home, good place to relax and walk around.

5 days ago

We hiked the trails on 01/12/2019. Great afternoon hike. It had rained the night before and that morning. The trails were dry for the most part. My feet stayed dry in low quarter walking shoes.

There are nice facilities at both ends of the trails (nature center and Carol Darmon Lodge.

The trails were well marked with signs describing the trees and various features and in great condition. I keep saying trails because the loop trail described here consist of several short trails. Add the PawPaw trail to the loop shown in the map above and you will have about 5.5 miles of trails.

I agree with the easy rating for the trails but be aware that there are some hills. My Fitbit logged 38 “floors” or 380 feet of elevation increase.

5 days ago

I did this as more of a hike than a walk because I was short in time. It’s a great way to see some of the highlights in the French Quarter, but I highly recommend allowing a couple of hours to shop, eat and watch the performers along the way. Don’t blitz the Quarter, cruise it! I especially enjoyed the band playing in Jackson Square. Those guys are amazing!

While the visitor center was closed due to the Government shutdown, I was informed that you could still hike that you just had to park off the road and walk into the park. The scenery was worth the hike by itself but getting to see multiple alligators along the way so close to the boardwalk was wonderful.

trail running
21 days ago

Nice paved trails and awesome park. Nice steep inclines

22 days ago

crowded yet worthwhile in light of the fact this is a city walk ! thoroughly enjoyed this splendid city

Do not attempt without tall, waterproof boots and clothing. Trail is abandoned and now a creek. Bulk of trail already sealed off by NPS.

Great area for training runs.
Gets a bit busy in the evenings after everyone gets off work.
Sidewalk runs thru park and around.

Beautiful park. Very well maintained. Good traffic, felt safe. Clean restrooms. Plenty of benches to rest. Beautiful pond. We counted 9 ducks today and 1 Crain. Path around park is asphalt. Stroller friendly. No dogs. Pond is catch and release. Family friendly. Children’s Play ground is well maintained and close to track. Zero problems. We will be back.

1 month ago

Some cracked sidewalk makes for sore feet, some shaded spots. Nothing special, just a standard park.

It was over before it began. What a waste of time driving here. If you want a walk go somewhere else, this is a joke.

Beautiful architecture! Music and good food everywhere!

2 months ago

Easy.. beautiful view of the river .. too short

Wildlife everywhere

Nice park for walking. The path is far enough away from the ball field so that you can walk without having to walk around people setting up chairs on the walking path. Dogs are NOT allowed which is nice. Fishing is allowed in the small lake but its catch and release only.
On my next trip I'll take photos.

Took a while to get out here but once I did it was great. The trail is for the most part clearly marked with some really worthwhile sites. I’m anxious to go back

I live in the area. I just wanted to comment that the trail is not best from March thru October, but instead October thru March. The reason for this is that our summers are unbearably harsh, and our winters are mild and beautiful. Back to the appropriate commentary; this is a wonderful trail.

Love this trail

love this little trail system it's good for some great exercise!

road biking
4 months ago

The Trace as the locals know it is a 31 mile stretch of paved path stretching from downtown quaint town of Covington through Abita Springs, Mandeville,Lacombe and ending in Slidell . The scenery is varied from beautiful shady oak trees to sunny marsh areas . The Trace is appreciated by locals and visitors from leisurely walking to serious cyclists . Bike rentals are available in Covington and Mandeville for the day. .

trail running
5 months ago

My go to pavement trail run spot. nicely lit up at night, never over crowded unless there is a game happening. And And on top of that, everyone is super kind.

Amazing walk through the swamp and marsh. We saw lots of big grasshoppers, spiders, a snake and probably 5 alligators. One was a pretty big one just off the boardwalk. Hot and humid!! but worth it.

5 months ago

This trail has a very nice view but with the New Orleans heat the smell of sewage on this trail is very hard to look pass. This trail is better suited for the fall season.

5 months ago

Nice walk along the Mississippi. Cool shops and buildings

5 months ago

Nice stroll along the Mississippi River

5 months ago

Fun walk through the historic streets of downtown New Orleans. Great architecture.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Great biking trail, not a lot of scenery besides the typical swamp land. Well maintained paved trail. Depending on your skill level it can easily be navigated in a day. It's a hot ride but passes by several areas with water, food, shops, etc. Take water and snacks with you just in case. It is very hot during the summer months, we enjoy the ride more during the cooler months.

View of Mississippi River great

6 months ago

Been here several times, both walking and biking. Black top tip to tip with marked crossroads, and there's alot of them on certain sections. No dogs allowed. All flat ground. Several entrances and exits, but very few bathroom facilities on the trail so be prepared. Horses are allowed on parts of the trail but I've never seen any.

Who says swamps aren't beautiful?! a critter filled hike (lizards, dragonflies, some sort of mammal that might have been a muskrat or an otter, giant grasshoppers, spiders.) We did not see a gator in the marsh overlook, but we sure as heck saw one chilling in the middle of the trail on our way back, about 20 feet ahead of us. when it heard us coming it slowly stood up and sauntered into the woods. Wear bugspray and be loud if you see a gator in the trail.

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