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

trail is nice get away from the city, but it looks like they are working on it. there seems to be a lot of off shoots. the clearer the path looks is most likely the one that will follow what you currently see on this app. there are a great deal of picnic tables setuped for you to use

This trail does not exist anymore. It is now a golf course.

This is my favorite trail in New Orleans. The Audubon Park is roughly a 2 miles loop but the environment is very safe. The runners/bikers on this trail is very like minded. I try to run this trail at least once a week.

If you are interested in seeing a swamp - this is a good choice. The boardwalk has good signage explaining the flora and fauna. It has spots of real beauty, but mostly flat, green and not a lot of visual diversity. In the summer there are sand flies and an acrid ammonia smell. We did see several rabbits and many water birds. Remember to bring bug spray!

Nice break from the city. Clean and well maintained.

trail running
3 months ago

Great place to run and bird watch.

hiking
3 months ago

Always a nice walk and usually lots of beautiful people.

walking
4 months ago

not much to look at while walking at the top of the hill/levee dunes and very isolated when walking alone
besides that you have to turn around and walk back and look at the same boring stuff to get back to your car

For a clear bike path with few views OK. For a hike really boring with views of the river hidden behind buildings and trees!!

40 degrees and sunny. Saw lots of birds, squirrel. Very good concrete walking and biking trail, which allows to have dogs on leashes. I walked 2 Miles at 40 minutes with my dogs pace, can spend all day here just roaming around the grounds

Walk this at least twice a week with my boxer. Great atmosphere. You can chose concrete or dirt trail by walking next to concrete as is been worn down by folks. You will see the occasional horses on the horse trail. Lost of birds and photoesque type opportunities.

birding
8 months ago

This little network of trails in City Park is one of my favorite places where I can go to escape “the city.” The end of Fall is an ideal time to go as there are few bugs and people on the trails, but plenty of birds in the trees. On this last trip, I spotted some Wilson’s Warblers, yellow-rumped warblers, anhingas, mallards, and a Brown pelican on the water. The hill in the middle of the forest is a nice climb for being in New Orleans. One you reach the top, there is a large concrete map of the city. Huge sycamore leaves can be found on the ground this time of year. I don’t come here enough and I hope to change that.

I'm giving this trail 3 stars even though I thoroughly enjoyed it because it won't be for everyone. If you're looking for ooh and aah views every step this is not the one for you. As other reviewers have noted, it's an out and back along a gravel road on the levee. Going outwards, there are some nice marsh views on the right and glimpses of a bayou on the left (you'll have to get off into the weeds to see it closer). The trail ends unceremoniously, without even a sign, at I-10. Two deer flashed their tails at me right near there, besides that there were some birds and lots of butterflies. There are no benches along the way until you get back to the short boardwalks, where there are many. On a hot sunny day, water and a hat are an absolute must for this trail. If you are out of shape (like me) this is a great workout hike (about 3 hours). I also personally feel that this kind of hike really makes you appreciate the intensely scenic hikes even more.

I wish there were more actual "trails" and boardwalks. The rock road doesn't cut it.

walking
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Trail has a pretty view of the lagoon in places. I have had an alligator cross my path. The path has little to no shade. In the summer, come prepared with a hat and plenty of water.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Other than the short board walk, the rocky road is quite boring

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