Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Trail

EASY 78 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

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

birding
1 month ago

Love this place. Great for birding.

walking
2 months ago

The Bayou Coquille Trail is fantastic. I've done it several times, and always managed to spot an alligator. And often spot people antagonizing them. Don't be that guy...even (or especially?) if they're only a few feet away.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great little trial. Went with 3 9/10 year olds and they had a blast. Packs lots water and big spray...

3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months 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.

4 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

hiking
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6 months ago

6 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.

7 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

walking
7 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.

7 months ago