Mountain Biking in Louisiana

Biking in Louisiana

From the hills in the north to the flats in the south, there are plenty of great road rides.

Thousands of miles of biking trails loop their way across every region of Louisiana.

Enjoy off-road bike rides along the bayous of the south or explore the forests of the north. Go for a leisurely ride near the Mississippi River or take a ride down Baton Rouge's River Road. Pack the mountain bikes for a camping weekend. Bring your bike or rent one for a ride along the 31-mile Tammany Trace rail trail.

Biking Map

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Shreveport-Bossier City Area
Natchitoches-Winnfield Area
Toledo Bend-Lake Country Area
Alexandria Area
Lake Charles Area
Lafayette Area
New Iberia-Morgan City Area
Baton Rouge Area
Great River Road Area
Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area
Northshore Area
New Orleans Area
Monroe-Ruston Area
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Lake Charles Area
Lake Charles Area

For a scenic ride, try out the wide bike lanes along the Creole Nature Trail. Prien Lake Park, Lakefront Promenade, and Riverside Park are also great biking locations.

Lafayette Area in Louisiana
Lafayette Area
Lafayette Area

Take in the mountain bike trails of Acadiana Park or the quaint streets steeped in Cajun culture as you explore the Lafayette area.

New Iberia-Morgan City Area in Louisiana
New Iberia - Morgan City Area
New Iberia - Morgan City Area

Enjoy live zydeco music and views of Bayou Teche as you cycle the banks of New Iberia. In Morgan City, Old Spanish Trail and the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway will give you a glimpse of sugar cane, historic homes, and turn of the century architecture.

Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area in Louisiana
Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area
Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area

Bike along the bayous, marshes, and gulf waters of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary to see cypress trees, migratory birds, and Louisiana’s seafood industry.

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Great River Road Area in Louisiana
Great River Road Area
Great River Road Area

The Mississippi River Trail will take you atop the river’s levee system for a smooth and leisurely cycle with stunning views.

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New Orleans Area in Louisiana
New Orleans Area
New Orleans Area

An abundance of biking options area available in the New Orleans area, including the ancient oak-lined paths of City Park and Audubon Park, the historical landmarks of St. Charles Avenue and the Lafitte Greenway, or the swamps of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park.

Northshore Area in Louisiana
Northshore Area
Northshore Area

Inducted into the Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame, the Tammany Trace connects several Northshore communities. Along this 31-mile paved bike path, you’ll encounter local breweries, markets, and a variety of natural beauty.

Baton Rouge Area in Louisiana
Baton Rouge Area
Baton Rouge Area

Explore the modern communities of Louisiana’s capital city or the historic streets of St. Francisville and New Roads as you bike the Baton Rouge area.

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Alexandria Area
Alexandria Area

Along with riverfront trails and parks to explore, the Alexandria area is home to the Kisatchi National Forest. Here you’ll enjoy the hills, valleys, and bends of this beautiful surrounding.

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Toledo Bend Lake Country Area
Toledo Bend Lake Country Area

Whether biking around the smooth trails of a state park or the challenging terrain of Kisatchie National Forest, you’ll find your style of trail in Toledo Bend Lake Country.

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Natchitoches - Winnfield Area
Natchitoches - Winnfield Area

Explore the historic streets of Louisiana’s oldest city and the natural beauty of the Cane River National Heritage Trail in the Natchitoches-Winnfield area.

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Monroe - Ruston Area
Monroe - Ruston Area

In addition to cruising through the charming downtowns, the Monroe-Ruston area offers an abundance of exciting trails, including those of Lincoln Parish Park, Rock Island Greenway, and Forsythe Park.

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Shreveport - Bossier City Area
Shreveport - Bossier City Area

The Red River provides spectacular views as you cycle the Shreveport-Bossier City area, with paths such as Red River Bicycle Trail and Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Trail gliding along the curves of the waterway.

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