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backpacking
1 day ago

All in all a nice trail. (I backpacked from Janice landing to fairley bridge landing.) Although it could use a little maintenance (a lot of trees blown down in the recent storms we have had and very grown over in places) and a few well placed bridges over the more treacherous water crossings would help. *mile markers would be awesome*

beautiful smaller waterfalls, we saw 3 of them on this trip. lots of friendly people on the trails. we will be coming back to do the primitive with the kids. had a great time it's a good leg workout

trail running
16 days ago

Great trail, well maintained with great scenery!

not really much of a hike, we walked on the road half the time lol

wouldn't recommend

I’m so happy this place exists. After moving to very flat Louisiana from Maryland I miss being in a forest with hilly terrain. These trails fulfill all my hiking desires. Lots of variations: steep hills, flat trails, shade, sun, walks along the creek beds, even several areas with steps for those who want the solidarity of a staircase to climb rather than the hoof it on the land next to it. And of course, waterfalls abound. We saw at least four of them, and I think there are more. I saw lots of dogs on this trail as well, especially along the creek beds, and they looked like the happiest dogs on the planet. Worth the drive, I only wish it were closer to New Orleans!

28 days ago

Did about 6 miles round-trip but never saw lake. Must be close to the end of the trail. Very easy.

Used to be good when it was maintained and well kept. Too tall of grass and bridges are out in various places.

Good flat hike. Lots of scenery. The back 6 needs to be cleaned and fixed up though.

This trail has so much potential if they would run a bush hog through it every now and then to keep the overgrowth in check. We had to turnaround after about a mile and a half in because the underbrush just got to high for my kids and dogs.

I hiked the trail today . Lots of boulders,rock formations and outcroppings. The last third of the trail goes along the creek. Really good surprise for the area .

Love this trail. Difficult in some areas due to trees down. Great swinging bridge. The first part of the trail is steep but it levels out.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Is it good for mountain biking beginners

backpacking
1 month ago

The trail is a little tough to follow in the fall with leaves on the ground but a pretty easy hike and nice rolling hills. Clear Springs Campground is a hidden gem. Very nice.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite places to hike in MS. There is a pea gravel trail that is nice and wide. Lots of hills so it’s a little tiring but not bad. There are horse/bike trails that go into the woods as well. Very pretty especially in the fall...beware of ticks in the spring!

I would rate this trail as moderately easy. Lovely scenery and the trail by the river is gorgeous with spots to relax and take a break from hiking . Very fun place to go and explore . Love taking my pup. She has the best time.

Love it , bring water shoes and hiking shoes!!!

2 months ago

Nice for trail running, shady and cool in the morning, watch high grass areas that creep up around 4 miles in, 5.7 out 5.7 back is what I got in, start at the opposite trail head so you can wash off and change at the park there as there are no facilities at the 49 trail head entrance. Be prepared to get your feet wet and a lot of spider webs across your face. Other than that a very easy level chill 11.4 mile out and back.

trail running
2 months ago

The trail at Bonita Lakes, Meridian MS is one of the most beautiful trials I’ve ever been to in the southeastern USA. Great for power walks

hiking
2 months ago

kid friendly, spiders, beautiful views
easy to do just bring water, some spots are covered

Was expecting to see more of the marsh/seashore. The kids did enjoy seeing the wildlife.

3 months ago

great little nature walk short and easy enough for kids the route I took put me around 3 miles the ccc lookout spur was hard to follow after the first sign describing the ruins so I would turn around there on future walks

Over the past two weeks I've started a hike from the north and also from the south. The trail is overgrown, in some places the grass is above the knee and it is hard to see what is around your feet. Our hike from the south ended about 0.5 miles in when my dog was bit by a copper head he/I just couldn't see because of the overgrowth. The area is otherwise beautiful, but the trail is just too overgrown for me to hike again in the summer which is a shame. If you do go, heavy pants/boots/snake gaiters are recommended.

Love to take my dog out here and have a nice picnic by the waterfalls. I’ve done this trail several times and it’s always fun but I would definitely give it more than a “moderate” rating. Some of the trails are very tough/steep. Some waterfalls you will have to climb over many large rocks to get to. I would not recommend this for children if you are trying to do the entire path. But this is the best spot I’ve visited thus far that’s close to Baton Rouge

camping
3 months ago

Great place to camp, swim, and hike. A few snakes, chiggers and ticks but mostly just beautiful scenery

Always been the best trail to go to in Louisiana. Really wish there were trials as good as this one closer to BR. If you go before summer hits, the waterfalls should have water. If you go in the late summer a lot of them dry up. The trail markers can be hard to find sometimes...typically if you can’t find one that means you went the wrong way haha. Never had problems with wildlife (spiders, snakes) here. My dog loved it

We drove to walk these trails and had a blast. well maintained and clear path markers. We enjoyed the fact that we could take our dogs on a leash. Beautiful scenery.

Boy Scout hike to Aiery lake!

hiking
4 months ago

Full of huge spiders, butterflies, lizards and even armadillos. Gorgeous trail! Bring plenty of water.

Very beautiful trail with some nice rock formations and next to the water.

Great trail want to do it again in fall

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