Loblolly pines and stately magnolia trees, rolling hills, spectacular seasonal flowers, and a year-round mild climate await visitors to Percy Quin State Park. One of the original state parks cleared and constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Percy Quin is today a delightful blend of the old and new. Located just one and a half hours from New Orleans, 1700 acre Percy Quin State Park provides a colorful natural backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities.

Haven’t done this since I was a kid. I went back today to do the full loop with some of my family and we got lost several times due to the many down trees and overgrowth. It’s a beautiful trail, it just needs a chainsaw and some love. Please be careful when going out there. It is difficult to determine where the trail continues on at several points. Wear pants and bug spray.

This has not been kept up at all. There are trees down all along the path, and it was too far along the trail to turn around so we had to crawl under VERY thick brush. There is a bridge near the end of the trail that goes across part of the lake. It has not been maintained, does not have a handrail, and is turned at an angle-not safe! The park staff told us the Boy Scouts are in charge of maintaining the trail, but they are obviously not taking care of it. We went in the driest part of the year, and there was still a lot of mud and in some places, you have to walk across a 2x4 and still get muddy. This shouldn’t be classified as easy. I would def say moderate or hard. This trail kicked our butt. We did go around the full lake, approximately 8 miles.

Very muddy today. Pretty swamp scene

Very muddy and needs some upkeep. But the swamp area is beautiful with a good bit of wildlife. The trail actually goes quite longer than shown - all the way around the lake now. About 4 miles and then you can make it a loop walking the two miles on the road through the state park.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Muddy and no upkeep but nice walk

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

had a great time with 5 kids. start to finish was 5.6 miles trail is open all the way around the lake

Sunday, September 18, 2016

I was disappointed at the up keep of the nature trail. After only a little over a mile the bridge was out and I had to turn back around. I anticipated at least four miles in before turning around. I posted pictures from the trail hopefully it will get some love and care.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Percy Quin has rapidly become my favorite place to hike! I usually start at the Golf Course parking lot and walk along the road to the northern trailhead, all the way around the lake and back to the golf course, which stretches the Nature Trail to a 10-mile hike. There is a ton of opportunity to see a huge variety of plants, animals, and animal sign. Percy Quin is an absolute gem!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The trail was in bad repair, but beautiful.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Just ok, trails need work to reach their old glory.

Needs work.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Our first hike. Very fun, however the grounds were very wet so there was a bunch of mud. Beautiful scenery and trees. We even saw 2 small snakes. Dam is out so trail is one way in one way out. We turned back early because we didn't have proper shoes on to go through ankle deep water. All in all, very fun. We will be back soon!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

We did this trail 11/15 and it was an okay trail except for one big thing: ALL OF THE BRIDGES ARE OUT. They are all in disrepair or just washed away. do not go with children or on a cold day. you will get wet. Also the road ways have been changed and cut off so don't plan on a drop off and pick up. other than that its cool, but very wet

Friday, April 05, 2013

We went hiking and camping here a few years ago. Enjoyed the hikes, the lake, and the campgrounds!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

trail running
Wednesday, May 25, 2016