Mountain Biking in Hooper Road Park Trail, Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA

Trail length:
10 mi/16 km
2 hours
Year round
Climb - Descent:
+1200 ft/366 m / -1300 ft/396.2 m
Baton Rouge is situated in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA. It is the state's capital and its second largest city. The area also known as the “Capitol City” rests in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River.

In Baton Rouge the only significantly long trail is Hooper Road Park Trail. It is situated at the intersection of Mickens and Hooper Road. It joins to Comite River trails that have an additional 5 mi/8 km of trails. This trail used to be a motorcycle trail, but it was so badly aggravated that the motorcyclists released it to mountain bikers.

Due to its length, it is overused and in a pretty bad shape, making it a very difficult route to ride. When the path is dry, it is hard dirt and when it is wet, it has slime and mud. It is suggested to have suspension, as it has a lot of big holes and roots. While some parts are quite challenging and technical, they are rarely a mess.

Lots of elevation and direction changes challenge you to overcome them. The BRAMBA team is in charge of the maintenance and upgrade of the trails, which continue to improve and grow. The jumps, obstacles, soil and elevation changes offer you a velocity upgrade, so you can ride really fast.

If you are a novice rider, make sure that you wear a helmet and be extra cautious of other riders, who can sneak from behind faster than you can imagine! Kind of technical with many roots that make it bumpy and challenging at times, it is a fun and nice surprise for mountain bikers that visit the area.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM La Fayette
66.5 miles/107 km, 1 hour 8 minutes
Head east on W Vermilion St towards S Buchanan St, take the first turning left onto S Buchanan St, slight right towards W 3rd St, turn left on NE Evangeline Throughway, slight right to enter I-10 E towards Baton Rouge, take exit 155B on the left to enter the I-110 N towards Bus. District / Metro Airport. Take exit 6 towards Metro Airport. Merge onto Harding Blvd. Continue onto LA-408 E/Hooper Rd. Destination will be on the right.
94.1 miles/151.4 km, 1 hour 55 minutes
Head west on School St in Roussell St, turn right onto Lafayette St, turn left at W Park Ave, continue to Canal Blvd, continue to LA-20 E, slight left to stay on LA-20 E, turn right at LA-3127 S, turn left at LA-3213, turn left at US-61 N / E Airline Hwy, continue to follow the US-61 N, take exit I-10 W towards Baton Rouge, merge onto I-10. Keep right to continue on I-110 N, follow signs for Downtown/Metro Airport. Take exit 6 towards Metro Airport. Merge onto Harding Blvd. Continue onto LA-408 E/Hooper Rd. Destination will be on the right.
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport,
5.2 miles/8.3 km

Amtrak serves the entire US. So take an Amtrak train from anywhere in the US and abort in Baton Rouge, LA (BTR).


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