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bugs
muddy
over grown
5 days ago

Awful. Mosquitos everywhere and a big ol’ snake waiting for us at the end. Much of the trail is muddy and has trees fallen over it. Avoid.

hiking
over grown
15 days ago

Great trail - plenty of places to rest, cool and shady some maple trees and the bunkers were cool

hiking
over grown
26 days ago

I usually love walking this trail with my dog, but lately it’s been impossible with the trails being so overgrown. I’ve been avoiding it ever since encountering a snake in the long grass.

over grown
29 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

Alligators! No thank you! it's literally attached right next to a swamp! When I pulled up I was already leery due to the swamp directly attached to the trail while entering the trails. I brought my 2 dogs because I didn't see anything about a swamp being near it or alligators. So, I got out first before letting my dogs out to look around. I didn't see anything and thought well maybe this will be okay. HUGE mistake! Everything went ok into the trail it was on our way out that an alligator had come up onto the grass & right before the way were suppose to leave..he certainly didn't go back into the water infect he moved toward our direction. I had a huge walking stick and found a rock I WAS FRIGHTENED..I yelled at it as loud as I could throw the rock and ran away from where he was as fast as I could and thank God made it to my car.. if you've got dogs I WOULD NOT GO HERE

hiking
bugs
muddy
5 months ago

Hasn't rained in a week but very muddy after the first few minutes and wholly unpleasant, a few mocassins and lots of horse flies.

I'm not from around here and this trail is less than thrilling. The naval bunkers and armadillos were cool, but the trails were not kept well. lots of fallen trees blocked the trail, and we had to go into the woods a bit to make our way back to the trail. it's also a big lollipop shape with a short stick--more of a loop than out and back. watch out for snakes and check out the big lizards. I'm only in town for two days, and we hiked a beautiful trail yesterday at Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve. I honestly wish we had hiked that trail again today rather than this one. But this is good for people with dogs or if you are horseback riding. BUT I highly recommend Jean Lafitte if you have to choose one hike in the area! or even 2!!!

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
6 months ago

It is a pretty good trail and there’s many options to take. I bring my dog there at least once a week, and they are allowed as long as you keep them on a leash. And it is important to keep them on the leash because there’s a lot of things for them to get into. If you’re looking for a nice long walk, definitely take it. Plus there’s some really cool army bunkers to explore!

hiking
bugs
6 months ago

Lots of birds, armadillos, rabbits. Mosquitos are out!

hiking
6 months ago

wonderful improvement in the trail since the last time I came through.

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

Easy trail to follow. Only saw two other people. Saw some nice wildlife. The ammo bunkers were interesting and creepy

hiking
muddy
8 months ago

great trail that is being improved through clearing of downed limbs and planting of new trees! A leisurely pace should have you finishing in about 2.5 hours of walking with water/snack breaks! we saw several armadillos out there as well as many different species of birds.

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

If you're in to geocaching, there's a series of caches back there, too.

walking
Fri Aug 10 2018

Good easy trail to follow. Lots of sand flies near the bunkers, repellant would have been nice. Lots of things to see along the trail, birds, raccoons, grasshoppers, flies, mosquitos, a couple of squirrels, a rabbit and some big nasty looking spiders (not dangerous to people, although would not like to play with them). Heard some bigger animals in the wilderness, but did not get a glance of them.

hiking
Thu Aug 02 2018

Go when it hasn't rained for a few days. Well marked trail going thru old growth cypress trees that lead to a WW II ammo bunker. Feral hogs are in the area.

hiking
Mon Jun 18 2018

This trail Can be hiked as a lollipop with a short stick rather than a simple out-n-back. I hiked this trail heading straight out towards the bunkers and back along the Donner Canal. Coming back the trail is seriously overgrown - did not look like it had been used in many days (for that matter, I did not see a single other hiker anywhere on this Father's Day Sunday afternoon). The trail maps posted alongside the trail by the Conservancy Foundation (bless them though for keeping this site open at all!) are inaccurate, especially as to the piece along the Donner Canal which is not at all a straight line like they depict and also they don't show you get easily get there from the bunkers. If hiking that piece, wear long pants - you could run into a snake in the high growth as I in fact did - a copper-colored one and I did not stick around to find out what kind. Other than that, saw one bunny wabbit, a salamander, two birds (one bright-red) and one squirrel which made me think to my 22 Cal. The hike out & back to the bunkers (creepy!) as shown on AT would be easy and is pretty most of the way, but the way back paralleling the canal was kind of tough and frankly not worth the effort scenically - I kept thinking it would be nice to get off the trail and up to the levee which was occasionally visible. Either way though, a worthwhile hike for its isolation, considering you are less than 1/2 hour drive from downtown NOLA.

hiking
Mon Jan 22 2018

k so a few things they don't tell you about this trail. It is not a simple loop trail and the trail maps are crap. Know how to use a compass and give yourself plenty of time for this hike. The woods contain wild pigs and water moccasins, armadillos and cottonmouth snakes. There are also rattlesnakes that don't rattle, a learned behavior to keep from being eaten by wild pigs. I saw wild pig tracks today on the trail. it's beautiful, great bald Cypress trees, mulberry and Ash, among others. It was easy to find a good branch to use for a walking stick. Bring off! spray even if you think you won't need it. It's January and I still got eaten by mosquitoes at sunset. Best to hike with a friend especially if you're new to hiking longer trails that twist and turn and split off. The abandoned car was interesting. Bunkers were creepy and cool. Great informational signage on trees and vines, and I saw some gorgeous birds; a pelican flew down the canal not ten feet from me. Definitely worth it, just be prepared. I went two hours without seeing another person. Do not get stuck out overnight.

on Bottomland Trail

hiking
Sun Dec 10 2017

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.

Sun Nov 26 2017

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

Sat Nov 11 2017

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
Sun Sep 03 2017

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
Tue Aug 08 2017

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

hiking
Fri Jun 09 2017

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.

Sun Mar 26 2017

The trail was really diverse and filled with wildlife.

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