Longleaf Vista Interpretive Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Longleaf Vista Interpretive Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cloutierville, Louisiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

nature trips
3 days ago

Well maintained trail with plenty to see. Two Butte formations and a little waterfall are the highlights of this trail.

hiking
11 days ago

it was a easy trail. enjoyed it very much.

hiking
1 month ago

My daughter and I walked the trail today and had a great time. It was a little muddy and over grown in places but not a problem. With a bad knee, I wish that the stairs had hand rails. Most of the trail is paved. Some beautiful views and overlooks plus a small waterfall. As a bonus, there are an excellent picnic area and facilities at the trail head.

2 months ago

Great trail. We took our family and had a great time exploring. Lots of stairs and rocks to climb! Paved most of the way.

3 months ago

Gorgeous hike! Will definitely visit again during later fall and winter. I saw 2 black widows during our hike which made me a little wigged out because we are stoping with our dog to have water and they were not happy with us being in their territory. Always stay alert especially if you’re hiking this one in the hot, humid months.

3 months ago

Really enjoyed the scenery on the trail. The 1.5 mile hike was perfect for my 10 year old daughter. Great location for a family outing.

3 months ago

We were surprised to find terrain like this here in Louisiana! The short 1.5 mile distance made it a perfect hike to take our 10 year old daughter on.There was a rocky stream bed with lots of shade to rest under about half way down the trail. The sandstone outcrops were fun to climb on. Very beautiful, was definitely worth coming out!

3 months ago

We were surprised to see terrain like this here in Louisiana! The short 1.5 mile distance made it a perfect hike to take our 10 year old daughter on. There is a rocky stream bed with lots of shade to rest about halfway down the trail. The exposed sandstone outcrops were fun to climb. Definitely worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

Such a nice little starter hike! There are beautiful views from sandstone outcroppings, a meandering stretch through pine forest and a damp hike through lowland with a couple small creek crossings. And all of that within a two-mile stretch. Definitely check it out!

hiking
6 months ago

An easy hike except for some of the steeper parts, but those mostly have stairs. Can be very hot and is largely exposed to the sun, so best enjoyed in the cooler months. Really some of the best scenery in Louisiana and only a few minutes from the I-49.

hiking
7 months ago

Good short trail with a great view you wouldn’t think exists in LA. Recommend for young kids or people with physical limits.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful trail! Well marked and there’s a lot to see. The only down side is that I went after a day of rain and the trail was muddy/sandy in some areas. Overall a great trail that’s easy for anyone to hike and it shows the diversity that the Kisatchie Forest contains.

8 months ago

It’s a beautiful easy hike, it doesn’t take a whole lot of commitment of time or equipment, perfect day hike

hiking
9 months ago

Favorite place in Louisiana. I’ve been going here since I was a kid.

hiking
9 months ago

First time hiking this. Our dachshund came along with my husband and me and was easy enough even her. If you’re not in great shape, it’s definitely better to take the right hand side of the trail. You have steep steps, and a lot of them, going down. We lucked up taking that path, I would have died had I had to come up them at the end of the hike lol.

hiking
10 months ago

Great place for a short hike with some of the most rugged terrain in Louisiana and the only place you’ll see sandstone boulders in the state.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Awesome little hiking trail and very nice outdoor rec area. Always a good time.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nice trail ..Good to see vegetation and trees returning after forest fires...back about 30 years ago there were huge beautiful pines and wild jasmine and honeysuckle. The vistas are beautiful and peaceful...

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

It has been the best trail in Louisiana so far. Hilly terrain with amazing views for Louisiana.

14 days ago

hiking
7 months ago

walking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016