Louisiana’s only rail to trail bike route is an excellent example of what communities can accomplish with smart development of old railroad tracks. Located in St. Tammany Parish on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain the 30 mile route hits several small towns as it meanders along the bayous and swamps of Southern Louisiana.
The route offers tandem teams a smooth and relatively safe alternative in the New Orleans area for cycling. Almost perfectly flat and bordered by heavy foliage the trail is a popular spot for local riders. With multiple access points along the route combined with multiple “trailheads” housing restrooms and town center type buildings the Tammany Trace is a welcoming option for cyclists looking for a bike route in the New Orleans area.
More information is available on the official website here.