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Hooper Road Park

Baton Rouge, LA

Hooper Road Park is a 10 mile trail located near Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the intersection of Hooper Road and Mickens. It connects to Comite River trails which has an additional 5 miles of trails. Used for mountain biking but runners and hikers are welcome too.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

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Monkey Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail but I wish there was a map at the

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Monkey Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail. Shaded and lots of trail markings but wish they had a map at the trailhead

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Chicot State Park
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice and quiet

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St. Matthius Church Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trails! Shorter loop not as well marked as main trail but still gorgeous!

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Driskill Mountain - Louisiana Highpoint
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

It was a well marked quite easy out and back trail. Hiked in early June, bugs everywhere, but tolerable. Well shaded with trees everywhere. One slight opening in the trees at the peak to another mountain in the distance, surprising view for Louisiana, but nothing to really brag about.

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St. Matthius Church Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

It was great! My daughter and I actually only went to view the layout and get a feel for it and do a little run since our time was limited, but it clearly well maintained and it has been nonstop rain for sometime. There are no clear signs of where it begins so look behind the church entering from the left side of the chain linked fence. It's hard to see so you really have to look. Once inside the entrance there are yellow tags all throughout the trail so there is no way to get lost ( perfect for me lol ). We had a wonderful time!!!

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St. Matthius Church Trail
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45 Completed 2 Reviews

Well maintained trail that makes great use of the minimal space with a winding route.

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St. Matthius Church Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I took my two Australian Shepherds with me to check out this trail and I must say this trail is quite the surprise! The trail head itself is quite hard to locate because you have to walk up the side of the church grounds. I circled the church and it's parking lot three times before the pastor came out to assist me. He was very friendly and walked me to the trail head. He told me the history of the trail and how mostly cyclists enjoy it. He also said that every Sunday morning the church provides breakfast for the people enjoying the trail. There is a port-a-potty very close to the entrance that is there for the people who come to use the trails. He also said that everyone is welcome to come inside the church to use the restroom during church hours. I can not stress enough how welcomed the pastor made me feel.
The trails themselves are amazing in how they are kept up, how they are marked, and how immense they are. If it's your first time checking these trails out, you might want to have some kind of map or GPS because you might feel a bit overwhelmed. My dogs and I hiked on a day after a huge down pour so the trails were VERY wet with running water on most of them. This wasn't a negative for me, the dogs seem to enjoy the wetness and we came prepared. LOL.
All in all, these trails are an amazing and surprising asset to have within the city and I wouldn't hesitate to tell anyone to check them out.

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St. Matthius Church Trail
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

Great trail for being inside the city. I didn't start at the trailhead because I had trouble finding it. I went in at the exit, only to discover the entrance was right next to the exit when I completed the trail. Since I went in at the exit and didn't see the instructions at the entrance to do the 10 mile stretch, I only did the 3.5 mile. Will go back and do the full 10 miles. My only complaint is you can hear the traffic pretty much the whole time from the interstate, but what can you expect from a trail in the city? I loved it otherwise.

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Sugar Cane Trail
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

I enjoyed this trail. Part of it feels like you are in a deep forest, and part of it you are walking by the lake. I didn't find the proper trailhead until I was leaving the park though. I followed the GPS on this site and I didn't see a trailhead. A little bit up from where it said it was, I found a trail that was unmarked leading into the woods. Fortunately, I was still able to do the entire trail from there. When entering the park, after you pass the signs that state a permit is required beyond this point, the trailhead is up a little on the left.

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