I’m in ponchatoula as well. Very new to overlanding but would like to find some light trail stuff in our area. Only thing I know of within a days driving distance of home is the spillway. Very familiar with that area so there’s not much left to be explored.
I’ve found a few sites that detail trails around the country. It there’s slim pickings around here from what I’ve seen. Have to believe though that there’s some decent stuff. But I’m open to exploring.. I’ve seen Kisatchie west of Alexandria may be decent.