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Level: Beginner
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +167/149 ft
Total: 53 riders
 

Mountain Biking Acadiana Park

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#40 of 50 mountain bike trails in Louisiana
#10806 in the world

There are around six to ten trails to ride on. They are single track and fairly narrow. There are some obstacles. There are just a few hills. Total area may be one to two miles of tracks. It is a pretty good ride for beginners as there are only one or two tough spots. The trails are in pretty thick woods. Lots of roots to ride over. Also a few low points collect water after a rain, this can be a challenge... The trail is free to the public. No restrictions on times to ride. It is usually not crowded...

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
From Interstate 10, exit Evangeline Throughway, south, Go to the first red light which is Willow. Take a left on Willow. Go to Louisiana Ave. Take a left. Go to first stop sign. Take a right here(Alexander). Go straight to Acadiana Park. Park behind the tennis courts. The trails are behind the courts.
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  • rollbar85
    *****

    I visited for the first time today and realized a few things. It is a beginner course and I am out of shape. Overall I had a great time on the tracks and never fell. Just pay attention if you're a beginner because some of the turns near the water could freak you out if you're not paying attention. I plan on going back soon.

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  • Oayx
    *****

    Pretty fun trail. I have ridden it a few times now and it does a good job of offering different obstacles for all riders, novice to advance.

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  • richjames
    ****

    This is my local trail, and first I've cut my teeth on mountain biking. Not very technical with a few rider built Jumps along the 3 mile course. I see other, older reviews saying 3.5 to 4 miles, but it's just at 3 miles, maybe older routes were longer? Trail can be fairly curvy, but there are plenty of berms to help with cornering in areas. There are flow-y spots along the way that let you get your speed up, but be carful when it's wet, which is almost all winter long. The trail does stay wet all winter, with having really watch the weather for dry spells, and plan your rides around it. The guys at Mountain Bike Lafayette, do a good job of keeping the trail in rideable shape. Check their FB page before heading for a ride to make sure the trails are open.

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  • Rottenanner
    ****

    Great trail for beginners. This is a flowy track with a few jumps built in. The jumps are filled in and less intimidating than gap jumps and have bypasess. Always well kept but does stay muddy for quite a while after it rains. That is normally the reason for trail closures make sure you check the Facebook page for up dates if it is open or closed.

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  • woodsrider
    ****

    Very well done Trail, not very long but great flow almost feels like you're going downhill the whole time. Well done Trail builders.

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  • Orbit
    *****

    Beautiful trail, my first MTB trail. It is an fantastic beginner trail and since I live in Carencro, it makes for a good 10 minute drive. For those who want a small exercise, ride to the system trail folker. Those who love ramps could take the jump paths throughout the 4 mile trail. Their is one section that allowes you to cut through the trail with a green circle and straight their is a black diamond, i prefer black diamond. Down Folkar, their is a large hill, two of the trails loop out back to the hill, one of the paths looks leafy, bumpy and not part of the trail. Suprizingly that is actually the right path (I learned that the exhausting way). Anyway a beautiful trail.

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  • andygellis
    *****

    The trail at Acadiana Park has been seriously upgraded over the last few years and now features 3.7 miles of tight and woodsy aingletrack. It is located in a nice park on the southeast side of town and is very easy to get to from I-10 or other local roads. For a city like Lafayette that is only 28 feet above sea level
    and has very few big hills, Acadiana Park offers some fairly challenging terrain, more hills than you would think, some nice berms, bridges and other obstacles to make your ride both exciting and enjoyable. If you can do two
    laps around this trail, you will get a serious workout... if you can do 3-4-5 laps, then you are a far better man than me.

    This is the only real mountain bike trail in the area, the other close trail being Comite Park in Baton Rouge... If you live in or close to Lafayete and have not ridden Acadiana Park, you need to take a trip out there very soon... you will be glad you did, and you will be returning there for another ride soon. !!!

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  • Bryan Prejean
    ****

    The trail isn't that bad really if you're a beginner. The trail features a couple of pretty cool jumps, one of which is labeled as a "triple black diamond" jump. I only rode the trail once, in the beginning of July, so I didn't want to take on big jumps just yet on a new trail. The trail is quite narrow, and visibility around the next turn is impossible with all of the overgrown foliage. It's a great use of a small confined area. Would I ride again... sure... after I know the trail has been ridden already that morning! The spiders are a nuisance, especially the banana spiders. There's also a few roots on the trail that will really test your bunny hopping skills, but nothing more technical than that. Good flow track... I have a youtube vid of the 30 minute ride if you would like to check it out at https://youtu.be/_CkT1TVf-ss

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  • Evan Taylor
    ****

    Trail is 3.5 miles now and getting better every month. This track is clearly designed to be more flow and speed oriented as opposed to technical. Plenty of berms and a few jumps. It is definitely a fun trail and a great addition to the trail system in south Louisiana.

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  • *****

    2016 has been a great year for the trails. Completely different place than I remember. No more driving two hours in any direction when I have a trail of this quality in town.

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  • SkiKaw99
    ***

    It has been a couple months since I rode this trail, there has been quite a bit added for distance and obstacles. the improvements are for the better. The trails can be a bit difficult to follow with the changes, the markings will probably improve as the work continues.

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  • SkiKaw99
    **

    Definitely a beginner trail, but has some fun built obstacles. The guys working on the trail are doing a good job building it up and maintaining it. The trail is adequate for a quick ride.

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  • JANZA
    *****

    A significant amount of improvements have been made to this trail. I bumped technical difficulty to intermediate because it is between single track and intermediate at this point. It has more obstacles now than it did 3 months ago. Excellent trail that is now 3.5 miles long with perfect amount of challenges for the style of riding it provides. Amazing work by the local guys, including, but not limited to Eddie, Ross, and Chris. Turns out this is a perfect trail to run and ride. Keep on fellow riders!

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  • Rob Ames
    *****

    I give this trail 5 stars. Not because it is just amazing but because people are actually trying to do good in the area. I am a noob. I haven't ridden a bike in 10 years so this trail was excellent to start learning on. There are many spots where you can advance your skills as a beginner. Watch out for frisbees heading your way.

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  • ****

    I had a nice ride on it. It's a fun little trail. Nothing difficult.

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  • Waylon Austin
    ****

    Most of these reviews are old before the trail has been built up better. It's a clearly defined singletrack that doesn't go onto the frisbee golf fairways. The loop is about a mile. Maybe a little less. It spits you out at a frisbee golf hole and it's a short ride up a fairway to the beginning again. The have next section taped off currently for trail construction. Very good for beginners. Nice fun trail. I was told by the guys building it that when it's done it will be comparable to Comite in Baton Rouge

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  • ****

    Rode the trail a few times now. Great trail for first time riders. Lots of sharp turns and a great log jump was created.

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  • ChrisBakerGeo
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    We are in the process of creating an entirely new system of trails at Acadiana Park (no more riding on disc golf fairways). We have the first half-mile complete, with plans to finish a 3.5 - 4 mile loop by the end of the year. Trails begin near the tennis courts. Search Mountain Bike Lafayette on facebook for more information.

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  • slugracer
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    I tried looking for a trail. I think what is called a trail is actually the frisbee golf path. When I asked someone at the help cabin they said that someone else had been there earlier asking about a bike trail and he wasn't aware of any. I did what I could starting out on the trail behind the tennis courts. I didn't see a loop but I rode downhill and then backup since the tennis courts are at a higher elevation. It took less than 30 minutes to go all around the low end elevated area of the path and then back up to the tennis courts.

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