Tammany Trace

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Tammany Trace near Mandeville

The Tammany Trace is a rail trail in Louisiana occupying a former Illinois Central Railroad corridor.

It has been developed into a 31-mile (50 km) asphalt trail for hiking, cycling, and wheelchair use with a parallel equestrian trail.[1]

It connects Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Lacombe, and Slidell running along the northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. The trail was damaged by Hurricane Katrina but was reopened by early 2007.


Point Coordinates
West end of the trail 30°28′37″N 90°05′38″W / 30.477°N 90.094°W / 30.477; -90.094 (Western trail end)
59 trailhead/caboose 30°25′01″N 90°02′38″W / 30.417°N 90.044°W / 30.417; -90.044 (59 trailhead/caboose)
Lafitte Gerard trailhead 30°21′47″N 90°03′43″W / 30.363°N 90.062°W / 30.363; -90.062 (Lafitte/Gerard trailhead)
Lacombe trailhead 30°18′32″N 89°55′48″W / 30.309°N 89.930°W / 30.309; -89.930 (Lacombe trailhead)
Slidell/Carollo trailhead 30°18′04″N 89°49′59″W / 30.301°N 89.833°W / 30.301; -89.833 (Slidell/Carollo trailhead)
East end of the trail 30°17′49″N 89°46′48″W / 30.297°N 89.780°W / 30.297; -89.780 (East end of the trail)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Trace" (Web). Tammany Trace Foundation. 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-17. 

Coordinates: 30°25′01″N 90°02′38″W / 30.417°N 90.044°W / 30.417; -90.044