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Welcome to the Tammany Trace, the first Louisiana trail to be part of the National Rail-Trail Network. The Tammany Trace is a scenic recreational corridor composed of a main paved trail, a parallel equestrian trail and other recreational facilities.

St. Tammany Parish government acquired the railroad right-of-way from the Illinois Railroad in 1992. Today, it spans 28 miles for the 290,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, equestrians, rollerbladers and joggers who use the Trace annually.

The Trace is also a wildlife conservation area and educational learning center for children. The trail makes its way through five historic communities, Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Lacombe, and Slidell, linking various parks and providing beautiful vistas of rivers, bayous and streams from atop 31 railroad bridges. Winding through many residential communities, it provides our residents with a beautiful and safe route for their daily exercise and route to school and work.

We hope you enjoy the Trace as much as we do and that you will come back again and again for the outdoor activities that abound year-round.

If you are visiting us from another parish or another state, please speak with one of the Rangers on patrol and give them your zip code. The Ranger with the most out of parish zip codes wins a special prize each month. These zip codes help us secure funding from various sources. We appreciate your support.

Pat Brister

Pat Brister
Parish President,
St. Tammany Parish


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