Discover the vibrant and vital ecosystems along Moncus Park’s woodland trails, where bottomland hardwood forests showcase the beauty and importance of nature. These trails not only offer a picturesque escape but also educate visitors about the crucial ecological roles these forests play.

About Our Trails

Explore Bottomland Hardwood Forests The trails at Moncus Park introduce you to bottomland hardwood forests, located in floodplains and enriched by sediments from nearby water bodies. These ecosystems are among the most productive and biologically diverse in North America, teeming with life and natural beauty.

Ecological Importance

  • Biodiversity Hotspot: Home to oaks, maples, and bald cypresses, these forests support a multi-layered canopy and diverse wildlife, including migratory birds, mammals, and amphibians.
  • Water Quality Improvement: These forests filter pollutants from runoff, enhancing water quality in nearby rivers and streams.
  • Flood Mitigation: By absorbing excess water, these forests help mitigate flooding, protecting nearby communities.
  • Carbon Storage: Dense forest areas act as significant carbon sinks, absorbing carbon dioxide and helping to combat climate change.

Join Our Conservation Efforts

The conservation of bottomland hardwood forests is crucial for maintaining biodiversity and supporting environmental health. Moncus Park collaborates with organizations like the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Forest Service to protect and manage these habitats sustainably.


How You Can Help

Support Our Trails Your donations are vital for developing and maintaining these beautiful trails. Help us expand and preserve our trail system, ensuring they remain a green oasis for generations to come.

Donation Options

  • $10: Help maintain our trails
  • $25: Support trail development
  • $50: Enhance trail amenities
  • $100: Sponsor a trail segment
  • $200: Fund a major trail project

Visit and Explore

Moncus Park’s trails offer a unique opportunity to connect with nature and learn about the environment. Whether you’re hiking, biking, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll, our trails provide a serene escape and a chance to experience the wonders of bottomland hardwood forests.

Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities 
Join our Conservation Club and help with trail maintenance, guided nature walks, and community events. Your time and skills are invaluable in keeping Moncus Park a thriving natural space!