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Timber Trails, Louisiana

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The location of Timber Trails

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Timber Trails.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Timber Trails, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Timber Trails and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Timber Trails and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Timber Trails. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Timber Trails.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Rapides Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Rapides Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Timber Trails is near Grant Parish and also La Salle Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grant Parish

Sighting report for La Salle Parish

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Timber Trails.

How Far From Timber Trails to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Timber Trails to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Timber Trails and extending to:

  • Alexandria [Map], which is the Seat of Rapides Parish, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Timber Trails to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,888 miles [11,085.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,605 miles [12,239.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,481 miles [8,820.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Timber Trails ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Timber Trails.

While the name Timber Trails is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Calaveras County

Our profile page for Timber Trails, Calaveras County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Nevada County

Our profile page for Timber Trails, Nevada County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the West Northwest.


Lake County

Our profile page for Timber Trails, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Timber Trails, Forsyth County   [Map]

Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Timber Trails ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Ball   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Timber Trails   [Map]

Kingsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lee Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Magnolia Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mead (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Paradise   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Prospect   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Rock Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Stay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Timber Trails. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Terry Alan Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Monday October 5, 1964 and died in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Friday February 24, 2012 at an age of 47. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Rapides Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Alexandria [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Timber Trails

Alexandria [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Timber Trails

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Alan Mathews<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Timber Trails. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rapides Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Timber Trails) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timber Trails. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4082, Longitude: -92.4846     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timber Trails have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Timber Trails to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.976 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.836 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.974 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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