Explore the most popular 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.

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8 hours ago

Too crowded for actual exercise.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed a nice run along this path the morning after too much food and drink... tried and succeeded in sweating it out of my system.

trail running
1 month ago

Great place to run and bird watch.

hiking
1 month ago

Bourbon street on a Saturday night. Construction really put a damper on things.

hiking
1 month ago

Always a nice walk and usually lots of beautiful people.

walking
2 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

3 months ago

Beautiful views, plenty of spots to sit for a break or just to take in the views. Next to a huge indoor mall...

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.

walking
5 months ago

Visited the area a few years back and walked around in the early evening before things got very crazy. Very enjoyable without the crowds

busy and loud at nite, much like red light district in Amsterdam.

Decent food and drink but prepared for tourist prices.

A sight to see for anyone passing through new Orleans.

birding
6 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.

walking
6 months ago

Architecture and sights are great but bring a clothes pin for the nose.

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
11 months ago

Wonderful immersion in history. You can see steamboats on the Mississippi River. Great walk in a great city.

walking
11 months ago

Completed the riverwalk numerous times, lots of sites to see and love the steamboat - Natchez.

walking
11 months ago

The Quart'a for the locals is always an adventure. Lots of culture and lots to do....completed this area numerous times.

walking
11 months ago

Definitely one of the most fascinating places in the world. Many great landmarks such as The splendidly decadent Royal Sonesta hotel, or the historic Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - later turned into a pub and also offering live music - known in more recent times for being frequented by Tennessee Williams. It is one of the most unaltered buildings in the city. Thre are several houses where Tennessee Williams lived. Lots of antique shops and restaurants with absolutely exquisite Louisiana food. Unique architecture (despite the name, most of the original French buildings had been destroyed in several big fires, so the ones standing today had been built when Louisiana belonged to Spain). Several "haunted houses," voodoo shops and places to listen to some great jazz. Famous beignets to enjoy at many cafes, especially Cafe du Monde and Cafe Beignet. The whole French Quarter has a very mysterious, unusual feel to it. You can walk every street up and down many times and never have enough. You can feel the past epochs in the air, it seems. It is extremely interesting to visit the courtyards which you cannot see from the streets. It is a pity that it is not closed to car traffic with all those precious historical buildings. Very interesting museum at the old Cabildo building. Picturesque St. Louis cathedral. The historic Ursuline convent, now a museum, is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Two notable equestrian statues; one of Joan of Arc and the other of Andrew Jackson. Statue of the hilarious Ignatius J. Reilly is there too. During Mardi Gras the Quarter is entirely transformed and gets unbelievably loud and crowded, with beads and "Hand Grenade" cocktails filling up Bourbon Street to the brim.

walking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful urban walk. You get great views of the river and of the skyline of New Orleans.

walking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Always a fun walk.

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.

walking
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Bourbon St triggers my involuntary eye roll reaction.

walking
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Great view of the Mighty Mississippi. Get some exercise with live Jazz in the background.

walking
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Beautiful, urban setting. Crowds can slow down your pace. Great for a leisurely walk with live Jazz in the background.

walking
Monday, December 12, 2016

New Orleans - French Quarter. Great place to explore. One of my favorite places in the U.S. Great food, great people and so much history. I could walk the streets a hundred times and never get bored.

hiking
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Did this walk in the morning and it was absolutely beautiful!

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

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

walking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

Not a trail but plenty to see. Lots of history but to see it there's a trade off.
nice architecture = lots of drunks restaurants =dude in a skirt hit on me music=bum wanting $ after peeing in the street.

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