John Slidell Park - TRAIL

John Slidell Park - Trail, Slidell, Louisiana

Hilly along drainage ditch. Basically it is the dirt used from the digging of the ditch. I is very tight and technical with new challenges being added monthly. The hilly trail is only about 1/4 of a mile but will be added to some technical and flat riding within the wooded part.

User Reviews (2)

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mcaswell   Weekend Warrior [Aug 04, 2010]

I'm new to MTB, and was resigned to the sad reality that anytime I wanted to ride I'd have to drive 1 - 2 hours away. I'm happy that I stumbled onto this review, or I probably would have never known about this trail. I live just a few miles from John Slidell Park, and though I knew there was a walking path, I didn't realize there was a hilly MTB trail back there as well.

Though it's a pretty short trail, it's fairly challenging in spots. Probably not the kind of trail you'd want to travel here specifically to ride, but if you live in the area and need a quick fix without having to drive a long distance, it's convenient and lots of fun.

I'd describe the surface as mostly hard-packed fine-grain sand, but there are a few soft spots here and there, so beware.

Customer Service

As others have said, drive as far back as you can go, park, and the follow the paved walking trail to the bridge. Turn left immediately after the bridge... the wider trail that you see straight ahead (if you don't turn left) is where you'll come out at the end of the loop. I posted some pics that show this.

The narrow, hilly section is a bit less than a half mile, followed by about .3 mile of the wider, flat trail through the woods, leading you back to the bridge. Takes about 10 minutes each lap.

There are some other short sections of trails scattered around as well.

Similar Products Used: It's the only one on the Northshore that I'm aware of.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
bstewart   Weekend Warrior [May 21, 2008]

The technical run (yes, there is only one) WAS the best in the New Orleans area before being bulldozed in a couple of key spots following huricane Katrina. "Loads" of my "play time" has been divided between moving dirt and riding it. There are still a couple of large pines blocking the run in a section I haven't got to yet.
The flat trails are overly wide and uneventfull and tend to hold water after a rain.... (but that's what Tide HE is for), and I'm going to add some excitement to them when I finish the technical trail. Come on out,... it's getting better all the time.

Customer Service

Park in the back lot, follow the paved trail to the bridge and cross the creek. Hang a left immediately over the bridge and get ready for a little technical.

Similar Products Used: Bonne Carre spillway, new orleans. Hooper park baton rouge
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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