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Northlake Nature Center Loops



5.3 mile 8.5 kilometer loop
100% Runnable


Ascent: 59' 18 m
Descent: -59' -18 m
High: 18' 5 m
Low: 3' 1 m


Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)


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Trail shared by Ben Rosenberg

An encompassing route through the Northlake Nature Center's multiple trails.

Ben Rosenberg

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek

The park closes at dark.


This route takes you through several of the Northlake Nature Center's trails, provides access to several scenic areas, and a nice opportunity to stretch the legs.

Need to Know

The right-of-way can flood fairly quickly. If this is the case, there is an extension of the Savanna Lake Trail which serves as an alternate entrance to the North Loop Trail. This will serve to bypass the flooded area.


From the parking area, follow the Acclimatization Trail across the marsh and make a left hand turn as the trail moves past the amphitheater on the Eagle Trail. Turn right on the pipeline/power right-of-way following the Eagle Trail. Shortly after starting in on the Eagle Trail, there will be a left hand turn for the South Loop Trail.

Eventually there will be a turnoff for the South Loop Swamp Walk Bypass Trail. Follow this to a nice overlook of the swamp. This trail can be followed back to the South Loop Trail, or you can backtrack and follow the right-of-way. Make a left onto the South Loop Trail and follow the winding path through the woods enjoying several turn-offs for scenic points.

The South Loop Trail will exit back onto the right-of-way. A sharp left will put you back onto the North Loop Trail. Several hundred yards onto the new trail, turn left to follow the Savanna Lake Trail. The Savanna Lake Trail will re-merge with the North Loop Trail, which can be followed for quite some time. This trail will also open back up to the right-of-way.

From here, take a long straight, somewhat monotonous trek down the right-of-way to bring you back to the beginning.

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May 13, 2017
Amanda Shugart
45lb ruck with Riker 5.3mi

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Gorgeous swamp views are abundant on the Acclimatization Trail.
Jan 21, 2017 near Mandeville, LA
Enjoy a beautiful view of Savanna Lake along the South Loop Trail.
Feb 28, 2017 near Mandeville, LA
Check out this small overlook location off of the South Loop.
Feb 28, 2017 near Mandeville, LA


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