Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Trail

EASY 72 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

8 days ago

15 days ago

Great trail/boardwalk with plenty of species for the outdoorsman to enjoy. The Palmetto Trail is all boardwalk and the Bayou Coquille Trail is gravel/boardwalk on the back end. The Coquille Trail leads into the marsh and follows along the path of the old Kenta Canal, designed in the early 1900's, which was man-made and now overrun by marsh. Easy down and back trails connected to each other via a visitor parking lot.

23 days ago

27 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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2 months ago

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

walking
3 months 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.

3 months ago

4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

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

5 months ago

hiking
7 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.

8 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
8 months ago