Comite Park Trail - Trail, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Comite Park Trail - Trail, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

DESCRIPTION

Comite Park is within riding distance of Hooper Road Park. BREC and BRAMBA have teamed together on a TEA21/RTP grant to pay for many improvements at the Comite Trailhead, including a new parking lot, bike wash, and pavilion. Look for the green gate just past Comite Estates subdivision. Comite Park boasts miles of sweet singletrack trails with varying terrain suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Three miles of scenic beauty are located at the Comite River Bike Trail, which runs along the banks of the Comite River and Cypress Bayou. The new connection trail allows for rides as long as 20 miles!

The trail is hilly with some steep terrain. More trails will be developed on this site in the near future. There are some free ride doubles and some very technical areas.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 25, 2012]
BIGABIGD
Cross Country Rider

For S. Louisiana, this is a fabulous, terrific, fun and amazing trail. I think you've gotta rate a trail based on where it is, and it doesn't get much better than this in the BTR area. And if you've ridden the few meager and swamp infested trails near Lafayette you know what I am talking about .

This trail has fast sections, steep little hills, curves , berms, bowls, and all sorts of other technical and cool features. if you're an experienced rider or a beginner you will have a blast on this trail, but an inexperienced rider should be prepared for walking up several of the very steep little hills here. Not a problem. Its part of mtb .

My only caution here is that if it's your first or second or third time here , bring a map. If you don't , you WILL get lost. Many forks, turns, and offshoots to send you in directions where you'll end up having no clue where you are...and if you go during the week when there are not many other riders on the trail , you won't have much help getting out of this place.

Bottom line... Bring a map and blast off onto one of the finest trails that S. Louisiana has to offer.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 10, 2012]
jason333
Weekend Warrior

Truly one of the most fun XC trails I have ridden. It has little to no elevation, but it has tons of quick ups and downs (5 mile bmx track) The entire trail takes about 35 minutes to ride once you learn it. It has a few berms, a fun little jumpy section called "the bowl", a few small climbs (20-30' long slight increase), and few steeper (10' tall climbs), some fun very large logs to cross and a very nicely setup table top.
Everyone is friendly out there, and as everyone mentioned, look out for critters. There is a nice bike wash just before the parking lot as well.
If you go when it's warm, the mosquitoes can be devastating. You will inhale a ton of them, and if you stop, you will get mobbed.
I wouldn't travel to ride this trail, but every time I am in town I will make time, or go out of my way to ride it.

Customer Service

The red trail is friendly enough for anyone who has been on a bike a bit.
I would take the red trail.

Similar Products Used:

Baton Rouge really only has this one trail. Hooper road is close, but I consider them the same trail system.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 26, 2011]
mattymo
Weekend Warrior

Great trail within the city limits of Baton Rouge! Being in Baton Rouge you'd probably think that this trail would be flat as the rest of our elevation deprived state. BUT NO! this baby has got ups and downs, berms and jumps, drops, climbs. There isn't a lot but its got it. I think the land the trail sits on was carved out by the river so the trail winds through old water channels that give it the small amount of elevation change it has. Trail is about 4.5 miles long without the connection trail which brings you to the hooper trail system which is quite boring compared to comite.

Customer Service

Ride the whole trail, don't take the old faded shortcuts, stay on the beaten path. It will take a couple rides to get used to where to go but just follow the red or blue arrows painted on the trees.

Similar Products Used:

Hooper - Right next to comite but not as fun, take the connection trail to hooper for a good long xc ride.

The Beast in St. Francisville - (45min drive from baton rouge) Nice trail system with more elevation than comite, but some parts of the are just really difficult and non-flowy.

Norco - (1hr)

Lake Kincaid in Alexandria - (2 hours?)

Clear Springs in the Homochitta National Forest - (1h45min) Great trail system, tons of elevation, big climbs, big descents.

Mt. Zion-Brookhaven, MS - (1hr45min) My Favorite trial within descent driving distance of Baton Rouge. Berms, wooden structures, jumps, good elevation.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Feb 04, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

This is a great trail with lots of little hills, twists and turns. A real jewel of the nile. Watchout for snakes basking in the sun on the mogels. If it gets dark lightening bugs will lead you down the correct pathway out. Hopefully. Or you and the mosquitos will be spending the night snuggled up in the bowl.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 05, 2008]
alexthebaldguy
Downhiller

This trail offers a little something for everyone. It's what got me back into riding. Once you can ride both trails via the connection trail, you will not regret it! My advice is to ride it as much as possible to get to know them. BREC and BRAMBA have done a great job of making the most out of the land available. The only downside to riding here is all the damn rain. Bridges, cliffs, and entire sections of trail have disappeared after a single thunderstorm! If you have the chance you should ride it, besides it's free.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Apr 27, 2008]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

Just rode the Comite side of the trail Saturday Morning. It was teriffic. I have never riden there before but will be back soon.
Well kept and was alot of fun even for a novice as I am to trails such as that.
I did get turned around and kept heading back to the trail head. I would like to ride it with someone more familer with it so if there are any orginized rides or someone looking for a riding partner...I would love to meet up there.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Apr 20, 2008]
luke johnson
Weekend Warrior

sweet trail technical to the max great bmx type jumps awesome trail

Customer Service

expert

Similar Products Used:

hooper

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 18, 2008]
boisebomber
Weekend Warrior

wow .....what a blast...........

6 fast miles of loops on essentially flat terrain that twist and winds around. no rock, few roots on sandy loam.....that should dry out quickly after rain. the whole course is intermediate with the exception that the red trails have several death defying drops...careful here...real danger awaits

the fun comes from the speed at which you can ride combined with dips into dozens of gullies. it is long tight rollercoaster.
advanced riders should be able to get alot of air.

fun terrain park is located on "X trail" near TH. other red trials , whilst intermediate overall, have challenging if not dangerous drops.

nice scenery with swamps, trees, wildflife and the comite river.

excellent ride. have a ball.

Customer Service

you will probably want to do 2 loops.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 14, 2007]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

Well-maintained trail that runs along the Comite River. Course is challenging enough for more experienced riders, but also can be fun for beginners. Be sure to check out X-trail which is just on your right as you enter the park. Lots of jumps and technical obstacles. There is also a Connetion Trail that allow entry to Hooper Road park which is about 3-4 miles away. Approx 6 miles for one lap around Comite.

Similar Products Used:

Hooper Rd Park. More "rustic" and technical.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 03, 2007]
Gismo and son
Weekend Warrior

Fun! Fun! Fun! After spending a couple of weeks in Colorado riding trails in Durango, Teluride and Crested Butte, I thought it would be next summer before I would experience some good trails. But I have to admit, my son and I had a blast at Comite. Even for riding in July, the trail area stayed relatively cool with all the tree cover. The surface of the trail is a superb sandy clay that was good even after several rainy days prior to our ride. Other than getting lost a bit out there, we were pleased to find such a quality location within driving distance of our hometown, Houma. Plus we didn't feel like we were riding around with only one lung like we did in the Rockies.

Customer Service

The red trails are not for kiddies and first-time mountain bikers. But if you have a bit of riding under your belt, head back to "the bowl". It's like a BMX park out in the middle of a forest.
There is no recommeded route we could find, but just keep riding until you hit the main trail and head toward the trailhead when you're ready to leave.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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