The Monkey Trail

4.50 out of 5
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↑ 400 ft
↓ 400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
10 miles of flowing single track with some descent climbs for Louisiana. Lots of technical sections yet still a fast trail. A couple of short jaunts on fire roads but nearly all single track with several oportunities for some good air. Rolling whoops to float your front over . All around fun trail. Crosses the entrance road a time or two making it accessible to beginners. Trail is about a 10 mile loop. The only thing to be aware of is the park hours Wed thru Sat 8-5 Sunday 1-5. Monday and Tuesday, closed.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: Can you hike the trail instead of bike? -Guest

A: Yes, you can hike run and some days, horseback

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Reviews (16)


February 9, 2017
ireiman Gramcounter  
Review: The Monkey Trail is some serious fun and definitely some of the best riding in this part of the country. The trail is filled with quick transitions between short descents and short climbs and plenty of rooty technical sections along the way. The last mile or so is no joke, tons of technical rooty uphills in a row. The trail system itself is set up really nice, the hiking and biking trail are lined up together but then as a cyclist you leave the hiking trail to go off and ride loops that then come back and meet up with the hiking trail. The equestrian trail is almost completely separate and unless somebody goes down the wrong path you shouldn't encounter any horses except at the occasional trail intersection. Overall I would definitely recommend this trail to anybody in this part of the country.


November 15, 2016
MTBCrash29 Doubletrack  
Review: Great trail for the area! Fast, singletrack with lots of opportunity. Technical obstacles, short climbs, fast descents. Trail crosses itself several times and opens to firebreak style roads at times, wish it were marked with signs at intersections and junctions so I am not looking for the next section. Overall a great trail with everything this area has to offer.

Granny Gear

May 10, 2016
Review: The Monkey Trails is a nice ride with enough technical sections to make it interesting. We went on a day immediately after rain and had the extra challenge of slick mud and plenty of puddles. The trail is well maintained and well marked with nice restrooms at the trail head. Just don't forget that on Sunday it opens late!

Granny Gear

August 13, 2015
Kylej86 Granny Gear  
Review: Excellent trail. Very well kept.

Granny Gear

July 28, 2015
Review: First 9 miles is fast and flows with great climbs and descents. Mile 10 is not for the weak.

Similar Trail: Lincoln Parrish Park, Iron Mountain

Granny Gear

September 13, 2014
Review: Rode this trail for first time today .Best local trail i've ridden so far . Very comparable to Bodcau but longer with an awesome technical section toward the end . No trees down and slightly damp conditions made for a great ride .


September 21, 2013
amorganlpn Gramcounter  
Review: Love this trail. If you have ridden Bodcau you should really get over and check this trail out. Reminded me of the front trail at Bodcau only much more of it. Trail was clean as of 9-2-13 when I rode it last. Very well marked trail with signs, has a short trail and a long trail that is very well marked. All in all this trail is one of my new favorites. Look forward to getting back to it.

Similar Trail: Bodcau, front section.


October 9, 2012
johnalien Gramcounter  
Review: Actually, from easy to advanced, depending on the section. Ridden here several times with friends. Always worth the trip. For some reason, this trail WANTS you to push it. Go hard or go home, lol! If you don't leave this trail with a smile, bruise or both, you should move to Canada & take up curling. This trail rocks!

Granny Gear

July 8, 2012
KonaStorm Granny Gear  
Review: Also, known as "Chimp Haven". This trail is awesome! I head out there regularly! After a good rain, you get nice and muddy! Good balance of ups and downs. Technicality is common around these parts! Watch out for horse riders, they think they own the place. I say you try this trail out with a friend or two and have fun! There are beginner and intermediate routes/trails. So, don't get too worried about little ones if you decide to head out there!

Similar Trail: Lincoln Parish in Ruston, LA and Stoner Park in Shreveport, LA

Granny Gear

March 22, 2012
engr_jp Granny Gear  
Review: I love this trail, a friend brought me and let me ride his old bike. Afterwards I was hooked on mtb-ing. The trail is always well maintained and you can take some of the shorter routes if stressed for time, sunlight, or physical condition. It will always hold a special place in my heart.

The Monkey Trail MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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