Fountainbleau Trail System
ElevationAscent: 35' 11 m
Descent: -35' -11 m
High: 14' 4 m
Low: 1' 0 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
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“A great route moving through various ecosystems throughout Fountainbleau State Park.”— Ben Rosenberg
Taking the trail to the right will bring you down to the Cane Bayou, providing a beautiful view. Turn around and take the same trail back up until you reach the alternate trailhead for the Bayou Cane Hiking Trail. Ignore trails turning off to the left. Here you'll find a nice lake with picnic table options. When you are done here, backtrack until you take the first trail to the right, which will put you back onto the Fountainbleau Hiking Trail Loop.
Follow this stretch of trail until it re-converges with the trail you have already traveled over. Continue to backtrack until you come to the first turn off of the gravel path. Take another left to begin running on a new section of the Sugar Mill Nature Trail. Watch out for cyclists. This trail will take you around on a well-cleared gravel trail. Another well-marked intersection will provide the opportunity to venture out onto the Alligator Marsh Boardwalk.
The boardwalk has a few missing boards, so watch your step. It gives you the opportunity to see a number of species of ducks as well as alligators and catfish in the water. When you are done, backtrack back out to the Sugar Mill Nature Trail. Follow this trail until you come to the beautiful live oak canopy. The trail at this point will take you back to the trailhead.
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Land Manager: Louisiana State Park - Fountainbleau