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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 went in December, a tough time to see gators, but the armadillos, amazing birds, and cool vegetation made it all worth the trip!

mountain biking
4 days ago

I am definitely going back here, probably to stay overnight. I loved the trail. perfect for a 1 day trip from nola.

7 days ago

walking
7 days ago

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

Easy hike up to the highest point in Louisiana. There is a notebook at the top for you to sign your name. The trail starts on the side of Mt Zion Church, it’s ok to park in the church parking lot.

scenic driving
7 days ago

Great drive through the gardens with lots of wildlife. Love the Chinese garden with the 900+ year old Buddha statue inside the temple. Don’t forget about the Tabasco Factory tours right next door to the gardens.

scenic driving
7 days ago

Great drive, sightseeing. Nice tour of the home, wonderful gardens to walk through. Jefferson Cafe is a great little place to have lunch, especially on a nice day outside on the patio. Wife and I recommend a cup of seafood bisque, it’s delicious.

scenic driving
7 days ago

Used to love riding around the whole area both the ranger district and the logging roads in my jeep with the top down. Miss those days. The main road and several others are the only ones paved. The dirt roads in the district are taken care of really well. Don’t go on the logging roads without 4 wheel drive though.

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