Trace Rules and Etiquette
With the help of $1.4 million in federal dollars through Transportation Enhancements, the Parish preserved this rail corridor through the federal government's railbanking program, which allows out-of-service rail corridors to be used as trails. The entire Trace has been surfaced with asphalt, and as a result, it is a handicapped accessible facility that allows for a variety of uses, including walking, running, skating and bicycling. A separate equestrian path parallels the Trace in several places.
- Rollerbladers yield to Cyclists
- Cyclists yield to Joggers
- Joggers yield to Walkers
- Walkers yield to Horses
- Stay on the designated trails that are marked appropriately.
- Stay out of drainage ditches and other structures not constructed for recreational use.
- Pedestrians should stay on the right, on each side of the trail.
- Slower traffic stay to the right in each direction.
- Passing traffic should notify slower traffic that they are passing by voice, horn or bell.
- All horses on the trace must be submitted to a Coggins test. You can learn more here.
- On the main trail, keep horses at a walk in the area designated for horses.
- Wear safety equipment: helmets, kneepads, elbow and wrist guards are required for roller bladders. Helmets for cyclists and horsemen are strongly recommended.
- St. Tammany Parish is not responsible for injuries or improper use of Tammany Trace facilities.
- Obey all federal, state, and local traffic signs and laws.
- Park only in designated areas.