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Scenic Walking Trail

I walked this trail for the first time yesterday. What a gem it is on the outskirts of West Monroe... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Walking trail.

Great walking trail that is shaded and has gravel path. Places to get off of trail over water... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
West Monroe, Louisiana
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“wetlands”(7 reviews)
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700 Downing Pines Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292-8018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

I walked this trail for the first time yesterday. What a gem it is on the outskirts of West Monroe, Louisiana! Even though it is August the park was relatively cool due to all of the wooded shade. In fact, the majority of the trail...More

Thank MonroeLouisiana
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Great walking trail that is shaded and has gravel path. Places to get off of trail over water. Trees marked with signs advising of type. Very peaceful.

1  Thank rebeccabrabb
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

The park features several different trails and different kinds of terrain to hike. There is a causeway through the middle of the swamp area to see the myriad of flora and fauna that thrive in this oasis amid the concrete jungle that surrounds it. Park...More

2  Thank stevemschmitt
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Loved this park and learning the history to it. The trails are clean and and well maintained all out great place

1  Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Walked close to dusk and decided not to make the whole loop. I'm assuming I missed some of the better views and locations but overall I didn't find is particularly worthwhile.

Thank sfluder
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This jewel of West Monroe is located on I-20 right off the Downing Pines exit. Once a scar on the landscape due to decades of use as a gravel pit, it’s now a marvel of how nature can restore itself from human abuse. Stop by...More

1  Thank dseegers
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful trail. Perfect for a walk with the family. Shaded so you won't get too hot. Short and long trail for you to choose from.

1  Thank Angelkalyb
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Discovered by accident. Not really my destination but it was near my hotel. Very nice park. Well done. Quite relaxing. Was not expecting much so I was pleasantly surprised by how nice this facility is. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We visited one morning, it was just down the road from our hotel. From outside it does not look like much but when we got to the wetlands it was beautiful! the path is well marked, not very taxing, we only took an hour to...More

2  Thank gumbokins
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a great nature trail. But, I was looking for a walking trail. I am a female and I did not fill safe there alone. I think I was the only person there.

Thank Marge R
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18 June 2016|
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Response from jrsmith8 | Reviewed this property |
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer would be the best and safest hours. It might not be a bad idea to bring mosquito repellent in July, August and September.
27 March 2016|
Response from blueeyedcajun28 | Reviewed this property |
The trail is wide enough for someone's scooter. I am not sure that it would be an easy ride though. The trail is not paved. It has alot of rocks or gravel. A few places might be too rough. I would suggest Kiroli Park because... More