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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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bodcau trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Would not suggest this trail for beginners wanting a easy ride. Challenging climbs and fun descents! Had a great time challenging myself on this trail.

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Hooper Road Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Pretty decent trails, just avoid going after rainy weather. The experience was more swamp running than trail running but still had a great time and a solid workout.

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Port Hudson State Historic Site's Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fun trails

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Wild Azalea Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Was a great trail, but to have to attend to the marks. Hiked over two days, pretty impressive hills for Louisiana. Evidence of wild hogs nothing else. Late winter so just a few early blooms. Great experience

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Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

I second the wildlife comment! We saw an owl, a deer, an otter, and plenty of ibis, birds and squirrels. Stayed in a cabin there once before, a couple years ago, and saw several alligators in the lake. Nice leisurely walk and very well-maintained. Wanna take my bike there next time; it'd make for a super fun bike ride.

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bodcau trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A nice hike through the woods, we saw a snake and lizard along with trees budding and flowers beginning to bloom. Definitely a great place to 'get away' and enjoy nature. We only did the orange section of the trail, but it was a nice short hike. We plan on going back another day to do the rest. We did not see any bikers, but we were there on a weekday afternoon. The trail was well-marked and maintained.

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Sugar Cane Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

I really enjoyed this trail! Great for biking or hiking. Part of the trail goes along side the lake and it's a nice view. For biking I would consider it as mostly easy with a few intermediate areas. There are many roots, but I've seen worse. There are a few nice hills, a few bridge crossings. There were at least 3 spots that were difficult to cross because there was standing water and no bridge. You can maneuver around it but you have to go through thick brush sometimes. Keep that in mind if it has rained a lot recently. The trail was well marked and clean. Directions to Caney Lakes Recreation Area:
Take I-20 East to Minden then go North through town. Turn right (east) at on Broadway which is the main blvd. Go a few blocks and look for the small brown Caney Lake sign directing you to turn left. That should be Lewisville Rd.(159). Follow that road north roughly 4.5 miles, then turn west onto Parish Road 111, drive 2.3 miles, enter the park on left. I parked at the boat launch.

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Stoner Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a great scenic trail to go on for a casual bike ride or a leisurely stroll! There are several different paths. My favorite is the one that overlooks the Red River. You can ride along side the river for quite a long time. I commonly see many cool birds along the river like Blue Heron, and Great Egrets. To find this specific path from the parking lot just start walking all the way towards the river and you will find the trailhead literally a few feet from the water. This path is mostly flat and there are several opportunities to cut across to other paths if you want.

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bodcau trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

Bodcau Dam - Durden Hills Nature Trail - Mountain Biking

This trail is not for beginners. If you're looking for an easy trail to casually ride you will not enjoy this trail. It's very hilly with several fairly steep climbs. There are also a ton of roots. You will constantly be going over and around them. There are several small bridge crossings through out the path. If you enjoy a more challenging and technical style ride this might be a great trail to check out!

Here is additional trail information from Louisiana Off Road Cycling Organization (locomtb.com):

Trail Description:
The approximately 7 mile trail was orginally a hiking/nature trail that has been redesigned to provide the mountain biker with some of the finest single track in Louisiana. This trail has several of the longest and fastest single track downhill sections in the state. Perfect for those who are wanting a taste of big hill riding without having to leave the state. It WILL get your heart rate up. This trail is the secret training ground of most of the top Louisiana MTB racers who constantly place in the top 3 overall in the Texas and Arkansas MTB Series races. One 7 mile lap here is the equivalent of one 11 mile lap at Ruston.

Directions:
From I-20 take the Haughton/Fillmore/Hwy 157 exit. Go north about 10 miles. Turn right on Bodcau Dam Road (Follow Signs). After passing fire tower, turn left. Stop at the big sign-in sign and fill out a card. It’s FREE! The trail head in on the left where the road forks.

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clyde fant pkwy
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

This trail is a fully paved very easy trail. It's great for walking, jogging, or riding a bike. There are trees on one side and a road on the other. The Red River can be seen from some parts of the trail which is nice. This is not a forest or wilderness trail. It's very enjoyable for a casual stroll.

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