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Tammany Trace Bike Trail

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Tammany Trace Bike Trail

LENGTH:

27.6 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Lacombe, Slidell

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, rural towns, schools, parks, Lake Pontchartrain, Fontainebleau State Park, forests, river crossings

NEARBY TRAILS:

Pelican Park Extension

RELATED LINKS:

Covington

New Orleans

The Tammany Trace Bike Trail is a 27.6-mile long paved pathway that spans between Covington and Slidell in Southeastern Louisiana. This area is located on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain across the lake from New Orleans. The route of the trail follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way.The trail is provides a great way to see the countryside of this area of Louisiana and goes through residential neighborhoods, small towns and forested areas.

The trail starts in historic Downtown Covington then heads east to Abita Springs. From there the trail heads south to the lakefront community of Mandeville. The trail then heads southeast and goes through the thickly forested Fontainebleau State Park. From the park the trail continues to the southeast going through Lacombe and crossing Lacombe Bayou. The east end of the trail is located in Slidell.

The Downtown Covington Trailhead has been constructed to resemble a historic railroad station with a clock tower, bandstand, a covered waiting platform as well as restrooms and parking. The trailhead is located at the intersection of N. New Hamshire Street and E. Lockwood Street.

The Abita Trailhead has an elaborate playground, restrooms, a musuem and a splash pad. The trailhead is located at Railroad Avenue and Level Street along the Abita River.

At the Koop Drive Trailhead in Mandeville there is a historic caboose that serves as a information center and ranger station. This is the location of an inclusive playground called the Kids Connection. There is also a large parking area, restrooms, and drinking fountains.

At the Mandeville Trailhead on Lafitte Street, the city has developed its Cultural Interpretive Center. At this location, trail users will encounter rest rooms, parking, drinking fountains, pavillions, a tower, splash park, picnic facilities and events. The historic train station has been restored at this location.

Conditions

The Tammany Trace Bike Trail is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding and walking. Much of the trail is located away from roadways and traffic with relatively few street crossings.

Communities

The Tammany Trace Bike Trail goes past the following communities: Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Lacombe and Slidell

Points of Interest

The Tammany Trace Bike Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Covington Trailhead
Bridge over Bogue Falaya
Bridge over the Albita River
Abita Springs Park
Abita Springs Trailhead Museum
Abita Springs Middle School
Koop Drive Trailhead, caboose info center
Kids Connection playground
Fontainebleau High School
Fontainebleau Junior High School
Downtown Mandeville
Mandeville Trailhead & restored trail station
Mandeville Cultural Interpretive Center
Woodlake Elementary School
Colbert Cove Marina
Fontainebleau State Park
Pelican Park
Monteleone Junior High School
Bridge over Bayou Cane
Bridge over Lacombe Bayou
Harry Mayfield Elementary School
Slidell / St. Tammany Parish Trailhead
The Village at North Shore Shopping Center
Nearby Trails

Jackson Avenue Multi-Use Path & Mandeville Lakefront Walk: the Tammany Trace Bike Trail crosses Jackson Avenue in Mandeville. Jackson Avenue has a paved multi-use path that leads to the Mandeville Lakefront Walk.

Pelican Park Extension: the two trails meet to the southeast of Mandeville. The 0.6-mile long paved Pelican Park Extension leads to the trails within Pelican Park.

End Points

The northwest end of the Tammany Trace Bike Trail is located at the intersection of N. New Hampshire Street and E. Lockwood Street in Downtown Covington. There is a lare trailhead here with parking and restrooms.

The southeast end of the is at Nelso Road to the south of Gause Boulevard in Slidell. This point is south of The Village at North Shore Shopping Center. There is also a large trailhead with parking and restrooms located at 2289 Highway 190 in Slidell.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Tammany Trace Bike Trail in Louisiana.