Abita Springs to Folsom Loop

Northshore Area
Northshore Area
Type of Route
56.3 miles

This is a beautiful ride that passes many horse farms. There will be some roll to the land as you progress on the ride toward Folsom, and you may encounter some traffic as you leave Abita Springs, but most of the route will be quiet. Along with lovely scenery, you’ll find good dining spots along the way. Try Abita Brew Pub for some great microbrews and a casual lunch, or you might stop at Abita Springs Café. The route back from Folsom passes many ranches and beautiful homes. Folsom is the center of Louisiana’s multimillion-dollar horse industry. You’ll likely see some traffic around Folsom and on Highway 40, but on most of the route you will encounter very little traffic. Potential stopping points include Little River Bluffs Inn and Little Tchefuncte Pottery and River House on Donnie Road.

Start: Abita Springs town center at Gazebo. Take Level Street East. You will pass the Abita Springs Café on the right and a white church on the left.

0.4 Left at Y at the Abita Springs Resort sign.

1.4 Left on Allen road. Easily missed.

6.1 Right on Hwy. 21 at T (unmarked at this point).

6.2 Left on Hwy. 1083. The land will begin to roll from here to Folsom.

9.3 Left on Bob Baxter Road.

12.3 Left on Hwy. 40 West.

16.3 Albins Community Store. No Restrooms.

16.6 Right on Fairhaven Road.

18.3 Right on Hwy.1129 at Stop.

21.1 Straight-ahead at Y on unmarked road. (Louisiana Tung Road) Main road goes right.

23.4 Right at T and Stop on Hwy. 437.

24.2 Left on Hwy.1080 (Factory Road). Sign missing at this turn.

29.2 Right on Hwy. 40 West to Folsom.

Note: To reach the Normandy Inn, go left on Hwy. 40. Normandy Inn is about 1 mile from this turn on the right.

30.7 Downtown Folsom

Note: To reach Little River Bluffs and Tchefuncte River House, continue on the return route to Abita Srpings. They are located at about the 5 mile point on this route.