Explore the most popular trails near Covington 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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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.

road biking
1 month 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. .

mountain biking
2 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.

walking
3 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.

road biking
10 months ago

Great for long, relaxed bike rides and runs. A good cycling community shows up almost every weekend day.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great fitness trace and patrolled by security - awesome!

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

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.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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.

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!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

it is awesome!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We had a great time! We especially loved going into Fountainebleau State Park, it was gorgeous. We started at the Camp Salem trailhead and went to the park and back. It was about 28 miles round trip.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Great place for a chill ride. Nice paved roads for biking, skating, anything with wheels. Also, some trails off the paved road for some off-road. If you go through Abita check out the Brewery for some free beer and some AC. All around great ride.

hiking
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hidden small trails...If you go around the circle in town and come out by the large pavilion and park, walk back past the kids playground. You will see the lion head with the Abita Springs water coming out, fill up and keep walking straight towards the forest. It has a few little trails to wander around. Not challenging at all but pretty.

road biking
Friday, May 31, 2013

Have made this ride several times. Scenery is good changing from wooded to wetlands past the state park on the trail. Very enjoyable ride for any level. Gets crowded on the weekends as this trail runs through several towns and has a lot of access points. Easy flat ride.

road biking
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Trace is great this time of year. Be sure to stop at the Abita trailhead for the brew pub.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2011

It goes from Slidell through Mandeville and ends in Covington.

road biking
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Very nice for a road bike trip or a family ride. Lots of places to stop and tour. Goes through many towns on the northshore with each having its own trail head. Very enjoyable paved route.

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