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This trail is very easy with a few scenic areas. This place is great for taking younger children out for a walk in the woods. It's a nice spot to take a stroll if you do any sort of hiking and it's a nice place to introduce children to the hiking lifestyle. There is a beach area on the east side of the trail next to the train tracks with a rope swing.
I haven't hiked this trail but I have "biked" this trail plenty times. I'm just now reading reviews about hikers mentioning a lot of mountain bikers. In the Baton Rouge area this is known as a mountain biker's trial more than a hiker's trail. It's very well maintained by the group BRAMBA (Baton Rouge Area Mountain Bike Assoc.) that uses this trail system for biking, they even have races on it.
I would suggest if you plan to hike this trail system you keep that in mind.
Great trip. We did the loop backwards over thanksgiving. Nice and cold nights and cool days! Staying at campsite 6 the first night, then 5, and finally 2 to wrap up a 3 nighter.
The lake was drained while we were there but Water is available at the RV campgrounds and the southern trail head.
Bonus... The northern RV camp ground has great showers for a clean ride home.
Great for a day-hike! The first part of the trail follows an old road bed and then takes a sharp right into the woods. You drop down pretty fast into a creek bed that was dry in November. Lots of debris makes getting through this section slow going. Watch for the orange arrow as the trail turns back into the woods. After a good climb you stay fairly level for the rest of the trail. I would rate this trail as moderate due to a few steep descents that may give some hikers trouble.