Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Trail

EASY 40 reviews

Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Marrero, LA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.0 miles 26 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
1 month ago

best Louisiana swamp trail I've been on ! saw 3 gators but heard like 4 baby gators. definitely pack bugs spray. skinny walkway and bees everywhere but absolutely beautiful.

1 month ago

Enjoyable walk! Saw 2 gators and one small snake. Note that parking lot closes at 5 p.m. We had to rush through our walk.

hiking
1 month ago

4 months ago

Absolutely must see.

walking
4 months ago

Lots of wildlife... Easy walking, will come back. Bring bug spray

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Well kept. They aren't kidding about the bugs!!! Wowzers! Bug spray did little to help. We saw two alligators (one in action as it caught and ate it's breakfast), a large frog, several birds, squirrels, etc. watch out for spiders... They are everywhere and if you go first thing when they open they aren't cleared off the trail yet. Got some great photos along the trail. Easy walk for beginning hikers but be sure to keep a close eye on little ones. The gators we saw were right off the trail and a mere foot away from us.

5 months ago

love the trails but they don't allow dogs. mine is my hiking buddy so I don't go often. they are beautiful though

hiking
5 months ago

Great day hike! We live an hour away and will be coming back. Tons of wildlife. Took over 300 pictures.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful walking trail with lots of wildlife. We saw armadillos, snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, birds, and alligators. It's an easy trail with lots of shade. Do not forget your bug spray!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, with beautiful swamp views. Saw a couple snakes, but gators due to the bayou being choked out with vegetation.

canoeing
6 months ago

Awesome

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome 4+ mile easy trail. Alligators, armadillos, turtles, birds. Beware the biting flies.

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice wooden built trail running through the swamp.. Lots of wildlife and I even saw a deer going through some water. Bathrooms and plenty of parking.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice stroll through the swamps. Saw a gator.

10 months ago

Really nice and quiet. A lil wet from all the rain we just had but still worth the trip.

hiking
1 year ago

The park is free and the visitor center is worth a visit. There you can get a trail map and a list of nearby restaurants if you want to try some local food. We went in mid-November and say one little gator, a couple of snakes and two squirrels. The ranger said the canal is being overgrown with an exotic plant which is depriving the alligators of their native food so there are fewer of them to see.

walking
1 year ago

1 year ago