In the fall of 1994 seven miles of the asphalt path and an un-paved side path for riding horses was open between Abita Springs and US 190 in Mandeville. Over the years the path was completed in sections from downtown Covington to the western city limit of Slidell. In 2008 the pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Bayou Lacombe was completed allowing trail users to ride, run, walk or skate 27.3 miles (one-way)from Covington to Slidell on the Trace for the first time.
At the start of the project, right-of-way was purchased from the railroad to run the trail into downtown Slidell but the trail now deadends at the city's western border. A new route taking the trail away from the railroad right-of-way, using shared lanes on existing streets to downtown, is now being planned.
A detailed schedule of the events and times is posted at the trail's website, www.tammanytrace.org under Events. For more information call 985-898-3011.