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

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hiking
1 day ago

Easy trail really but not well maintained which makes it a little overgrown. The bridge crossing the river is washed out. Watch out for spider webs all over the trail as it is overgrown and closed in. It is muddy especially after a rain.

Great place !! Fun trails .. Beach trail is a plus!! Kid friendly !!

mountain biking
20 days ago

I live local to the track. Has plenty for all kinds of riders. Plenty trails and pretty well kept up. Recommend over most trails in Louisiana!!

mountain biking
20 days ago

Didn’t care for it.

It’s a great hike/workout! Please do respect the bikes, if you hear them coming towards you, step out of the way!! Enjoy!

hiking
26 days ago

Well maintained, nice trail.

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve hiked and bike here many times. Excellent for Louisiana! Close to BR. Recommended for a local hike and/or challenging single track mountain biking.

Abandoned.

well maintained single track. no problems with spider webs or biting bugs (used 25% deet).
Signs directed me to run opposite direction which made getting out of the way of mountain bikers easy.
the trail can be a little confusing at times with lots of little cut in trails feeding in and out to the main trail. i stayed pretty true but got turned around a few timed. i was quickly able to get back on track.
will try and run again soon.

Trail looks like it hasn’t been touched in 5 months.

Love this trail. I take my dogs here on the weekend to avoid large groups of people/other dogs. We’re usually the only ones walking around which is perfect Bc they can roam and sniff freely as we get our daily mile (or two!) in. If it’s a particularly hot day, I’d recommend the Perimeter Trail...the trails in the brush get super humid...especially when we have days where the heat index is 100+

mountain biking
2 months ago

Super dope, would highly recommend to anyone trying to go outdoors and especially for beginners MTB. Has a variety of tracks to go on.

trail running
3 months ago

There are no signs or any indications of the trailheads and the trail itself is very poorly maintained. Much of it is overgrown or has trees completely blocking the trail.

hiking
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trail running
3 months ago

Really pretty area right in the middle of town. Shades trails are crushed rock and are not rutted. The only thing I would change is marking a single path that takes you around all the available paths. I was able to get almost 3 miles in with minimal repeat, but I had to guess where to go.

Great trail and one of the only MTB trails in the state. Good with hardtail or F/S.

Loved all the turns and things to do on this trail. I was pleasantly surprised from coming from Arkansas. However, the horseflies ruled the roost the whole time. God forbid I slowed down or stopped for water. They attacked in numbers. Being repellant, wear some long sleeves or going when it’s cooler outside.

hiking
4 months ago

Walked the trail two days in a row with my dogs. Weekdays at 9am. Only a few other cars; bikers; runners and walkers. Never saw them again, except in parking lot. My two dogs loved it. They broke off the leashes to chase a turtle and they ended up in a murky pond. So, we all used the hoses located at the trailhead to wash off the mud. First day 2 1/2 hours (I think I backtracked a bunch); second day 1 1/2 hours.

Considering it’s in the heart of Baton Rouge, it’s a great trail. My son, who is 6, was a trooper and walked the entire trail no problem. The boardwalk is a great change of scenery and had some pretty views. We saw some frogs, egrets, and a water moccasin. Pretty good outing for a February.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a great hike for Louisiana which is normally very flat and doesnt have a lot of hiking option. Because it's a mountain bike trail it has a lot of little hills and is is always interesting. I especially liked that there is a beach on the river to take a nice break. There is about 11 miles total of trail if you do every loop, although my pup and I did about 4 miles- it is easy to make it whatever hike you want, choosing which loops to do. There is even a shortcut trail (yellow markers) to cut off some of the loops. It can be confusing at times but it was fun and a good work out.

Decent trail. Trash throughout trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Trail was great and marked well. Beautiful views of the river. The negative of this trail is the crime in the surrounding area. While hiking our vehicle was vandalized by someone attempting to break in. Although unsuccessful in the attempt, a lot of time was spent sorting out the police and insurance claim. Great trail, beware of the crime.

It was really fun! It was muddy when we went but still a good trail for the BR area.

Very nice trail - recommend doing it backwards for hiking,

It was actually a great hike. I wouldn’t recommend right after it has rained a lot because the trail was cut off by the river. If you had a good pair rain boots this is get! It was a good easy hike and fun! (:

hiking
9 months ago

Makes you feel like you’re out of the city a bit even though you’re right in the middle of it.

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