Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway is a 17 mile trail located near Provencal, LA. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
Hiked this trail yesterday in the rain. It was a little muddy but held up well. Really good scenery for LA. This trail isn't too long or difficult, and my 4 year old walked the first 1/2 mile and back. There are some other trails in the area that you can tackle, which may make the drive more worth it.
My family and I frequently hike the Longleaf Vista Trail. The trail is carefully marked and easily accessible. High bluff overlook scenic longleaf pines and large rocks protrude the ground. There are several creeks that run over/near the trail. Great during fall with lots of foliage and a nice cool breeze.