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Acadiana Park Mountain Bike Trails

 7 votes

Length

1.8 Miles 2.9 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

Elevation

70' 21 m

Ascent

-71' -22 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

41' 12 m

High

16' 5 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 85 days ago
Dry History

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Lafayette's first true singletrack mountain bike trail!

Chris Baker

Overview

Set within a shared public park. Please be respectful of disc golfers and hikers.
This ride is on flowing singletrack located in the heart of Cajun Country. The Acadiana Park Mountain Bike trails feature winding and technical singletrack complete with berms, bridges, quick descents, and jumps to challenge seasoned riders, but is also tame enough by trail standards to be welcoming for first-time riders.
Dogs: Off-leash

Need to Know

The trailhead is located just past the tennis courts on the east end of Acadiana Park.

Description

Welcome to the Acadiana Park Mountain Bike Trails!

Beginning on Gusto you are immediately welcomed by berms and rollers in order to get your blood flowing. Head downhill for several quick descents followed by large 180 berms that shoot you back into the woods.

Continue to the base of the run where a log obstacle and narrow bridge wait to be ridden. Follow the path back uphill for a moderate ascent followed by another quick downhill into a berm. The remainder of the trail is a mix of ascents, small obstacles, and several more berms before crossing over a walking path and moving into Quick and Dirty.

After traveling down Quick and Dirty, which includes a small ascent followed by a long downhill sprint, you'll arrive at Tani's Pass. Take care when entering this trail and during the exit, both sections cross over a walking path used by disc golfers. Upon exiting Tani's Pass you'll enter into Heisenberg. This trail immediately greets you with several dips and rollers through ditches and several small coulees.

Cross over the bridge and maintain your speed because a short climb is on its way. After the ascent, turn back downhill for a fast and fun descent through the woods, followed by a switchback and another descent.

One more small climb and you are welcomed to the largest downhill ride at Acadiana Trails. Keep right to speed down, and stay left if you want to take advantage of a few drops and obstacles on your way down.

Continue out of the woods, crossing the disc golfers path momentarily before plunging back into the woods on Falkor and get ready for over half of a mile of speedy singletrack through the densest section of the woods that Acadiana Trails has to offer.

The entire tract is situated in the lowest lying portion of the woods, so you may encounter more than a couple small puddles and muddy sections. The muddiest areas have narrow decks crossing them, so try your best to balance on these in order to preserve the natural ground.

Continue through the switchbacks and keep your eyes on the ground! But if you have a moment to pause (and I advise that you do), take a look around you to see the 100-year old cypress and live oak trees towering above you!

Upon exiting Falkor, you'll come upon a bench and sitting area located on the walking path. This marks the halfway point for the Acadiana Park Mountain Bike Trails, so take a breather before jumping back into the woods on Larp.

History & Background

Established and maintained by Mountain Bike Lafayette.

For more information, please visitmtblafayette.org or follow us on Facebook atfacebook.com/MTBLafayette

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Nov 26, 2017
DAVID BROUSSARD
First time riding these trails and had a blast! Very well maintained and fun for all ages! Will definitely be riding again when in the area!
Dec 23, 2016
Brett Washington
Acadiana Park Mountain Bike Trails 15mi
Nov 18, 2016
Robert DeCuir
Haven't rode trails since leaving Houston 2 years ago and found this to be a good combo! Look forward to bringing my twin daughters out here as well! — 1h 00m
Oct 24, 2016
Todd Strodtman
3.2mi
Jun 26, 2015
Brock Miller
2.8mi — 34h 47m
Jun 23, 2015
Brock Miller
4.2mi — 42h 59m
Jun 22, 2015
Brock Miller
I cleared several spider webs with my face. You're welcome! 1.8mi
Sep 5, 2014
Eddie Curnan

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 7 votes

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in Lafayette

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#1

in Lafayette

#3

in Louisiana

#1,863

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Everything about this trail system on this sight is badly out of date. For accurate information check mtblafayette.com Aug 13, 2017

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