Boy Scout Road

EASY 8 reviews

Boy Scout Road is a 4.6 mile out and back trail located near Lacombe, Louisiana and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from September until May.

4.6 miles 36 feet Out & Back

kid friendly


mountain biking

Transtional environments. Observation tower. Boardwalk over swamp. This hike is through part of the Big Branch Wildlife Refuge. Most of the hike is on a well maintained roadway. The road is only open to hikers and mountain bikes. There are also a few side trails of the main trail. The hike travels through wooded areas, swamps and marshes. There is an abundance of wildlife to be observed. A wide variety of flora can also be found in this area. This area is subject to controlled burns to control under brush and possibly invasive species. I also included a short walk down a boardwalk at the trailhead. The view at the end of the boardwalk makes this side trip is well worth the effort. Mosquitos and ticks can be a problem in warmer months. There should be some very interesting migratory birds here in the winter months.

16 days ago

very good beginner hike however watch the gravel road. it hurts after a while

1 month ago

Nice easy hike. The boardwalk is well made. Plenty wildlife even in the winter.

7 months ago

Not bad. A little boring once past the board walk. Also, maybe not the best during the warm months. Sunscreen definitely needed as there isn't much shade.

9 months ago

Nice easy trail. The board walk loops. if you continue following it all the way out, it is the same trail out and back. There is a observation platform maybe 2/3 down the path. Parking is free.

9 months ago

great trail for beginners.

cross country skiing
11 months ago

1 year ago

My dad used to take me as a kid and we'd pick blackberries along the trail. Recently went back and it's still great.

1 year ago

My father and I head out to this trail very often to take pictures of the wild life. It's a very easy trail with a path the entire way, and a wooden boardwalk over the bayou. If you come at sunset the bayou is gorgeous and reflects the beautiful hues of the sky.