Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Trail

EASY 59 reviews

Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Marrero, Louisiana 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 29 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
3 days ago

3 days ago

walking
17 days ago

Excellent place to walk! Beautiful natural swampscape and wildlife; birds, lizards, frogs, snakes, and Alligators. Trail is mostly shady and moderately busy.

hiking
3 months 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.

4 months 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
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Absolutely must see.

walking
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 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.

8 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 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
8 months ago

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

canoeing
8 months ago

Awesome

hiking
9 months ago

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

nature trips
9 months ago