Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Trail

EASY 66 reviews

Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Marrero, Louisiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

17 days ago

18 days ago

Easy going walk through the swamp. Short trail with wild life to see, alligators, turtles, birds. This is a lightly trafficked enjoyable trail.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail! Much plants and wildlife to admire.
The many wild irises will be blooming soon.
If you are there and they are blooming, please post a review. I want to go back when they're in bloom!

Parking lot locks at 5. Park outside the gates if you wanna stay past 5pm.

1 month ago

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Excellent place to walk! Beautiful natural swampscape and wildlife; birds, lizards, frogs, snakes, and Alligators. Trail is mostly shady and moderately busy.

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

best Louisiana swamp trail I've been on ! saw 3 gators but heard like 4 baby gators. definitely pack bugs spray. skinny walkway and bees everywhere but absolutely beautiful.

6 months ago

Enjoyable walk! Saw 2 gators and one small snake. Note that parking lot closes at 5 p.m. We had to rush through our walk.

hiking
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Absolutely must see.

walking
8 months ago

Lots of wildlife... Easy walking, will come back. Bring bug spray

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail. Well kept. They aren't kidding about the bugs!!! Wowzers! Bug spray did little to help. We saw two alligators (one in action as it caught and ate it's breakfast), a large frog, several birds, squirrels, etc. watch out for spiders... They are everywhere and if you go first thing when they open they aren't cleared off the trail yet. Got some great photos along the trail. Easy walk for beginning hikers but be sure to keep a close eye on little ones. The gators we saw were right off the trail and a mere foot away from us.