Hardwood Forest Loop Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Hardwood Forest Loop Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Baton Rouge, Louisiana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

muddy

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

fun

walking
1 month ago

I hiked the river walk trail; it's only .6 miles. There were a handful of other people out (went on a Saturday afternoon.) Lots of views of the river, and much better scenery than I expected. I'll probably go back again and again. The trail isn't super well marked, but it's pretty obvious what's the trail and what isn't. I love that this whole trail is dirt, and that it's pretty much open forest in some areas - lots to see. it was slightly muddy here and there. Be aware of fire ants - only saw them in 2 places: in front of a bench at the river, and on a log. Blackberries are fruiting now, and we had to step over small single vines in a couple spots - they grab ;) There isn't much elevation.

2 months ago

not a bad trail saw 2 snakes I 2 miles!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Easy path. Well marked. Good path for kids. We Had a good time. Some mud but we easily avoided it.

3 months ago

Argh, no dogs. Too bad, it looked like fun! We went Comite bike trail instead

hiking
4 months ago

Just got back from there, I was a bit disappointed to see that they are clearing out trees (seemingly) in a few areas to make the trail wider, the elevation changes are nill.
The weather here has been bad so there were some debris on the trails and a fair amount of mud and water. It took us 70 minutes to hike about 2 miles mostly because we ventured around the area.
Still a nice place to just get out.

4 months ago

entrance is flooded. did not attempt to go forward

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike through the woods. Trail is well marked. Easy trail for beginners.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Walked most of the trail the other day and was fun and had alot of good scenery. Seen a couple cotton mouths and seen a gator from a distance. But over all a good walking trail