Follow This Abandoned Railroad Trail For One Of The Most Unique Hikes In Louisiana

The Tammany Trace is one of the most unique hiking trails in Louisiana. Not only is it one of Louisiana’s longest paved trails, but it’s also Louisiana’s only rail trail. Originally a corridor for the Illinois Central Railroad, 31 miles of old railroad tracks were paved over to make a pathway connecting five towns in St. Tammany Parish. Since none of these towns were ever going to be a stop on the railway ever again, it’s the perfect example of upcycling! Speaking of cycling, this trail is excellent for cyclists and rollerblading, and it’s even wheelchair accessible. Let’s check it out:

For a full map of the Tammany Trace, visit the trail’s official website.

While the Tammany Trace is the longest paved trail in Louisiana, the Wild Azalea Trail is the longest primitive trail in the state. This forest trail in the Kisatchie National Forest clocks in around 24 miles and will have you traversing some of the most remote areas in the Pelican State!

Address: Tammany Trace, Tammany Trace Bike Trail, Mandeville, LA 70448, USA

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