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, knee pads, elbow and wrist guards are required for roller bladers. 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.
  • No Pets Allowed.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife.