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Mary Ann Brown Nature Walk is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jackson, Louisiana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 91 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

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mitch france
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Bridge outOver grown

Hiked Trail 7/4/20. Conditions were Partly Cloudy/ Temps 85. There was 1 trail map in kiosk. So, I took a pic. Hiked the Main trail and it is overgrown in few spots. 1 stairway to bridge out. Still able to cross. Saw 2 chipmunks, plenty of frogs and several turtles in Pond. Trail has some nice elevation gain for LA. I would rate trail as a 4 if maintenance is completed.

Brian Warren
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HikingOver grown

It was pretty nice for my first trip to this site. The Outer Loop in particular could be better-maintained, as one treefall blocked the trail entirely, and some of the bridges on other parts were in poor condition (one was completely unusable). The creek bed was largely dry, which I attributed to June in Louisiana, but there was a small, algae-covered pond with a healthy population of resident green frogs. I never did encounter the referenced lake, but I may have missed that section of the trail.

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Art Lancaster
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Hiking

Very dog friendly, great hike! Be sure to stop at the lake.

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Andrew Jordan
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HikingBugs

My pregnant wife and I hiked this in J-slips and we didn’t have any problems. This is a a beautiful little hike plagued by a gang of merciless horse flies. We also saw a pretty big snake right on the trail so watch out for that. The scenery was worth the war with the bugs. There is a little lake that has TONS of little fish and turtles. The fish swim right up to the gazebo and stare at you waiting for you to feed them. I also saw signs of a gator along the bank. Definite will come back.

Meghan O.
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! Path was narrow and there were no trail maps at the trailhead, but it's decently well marked. My girls had a blast and the little benches sprinkled along the trail made for a nice spot to stop for lunch.

Živilė JG
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful hike through narrow hilly paths.

Kristie Hendricks
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Hiking

Nice place, not many people. Pretty lake.

Emily Grezaffi
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HikingBridge out

Easy, lovely walk with my 3 boys (6,8,11). Some variation in terrain keeps it interesting. There was one bridge down but manageable bc creek dry. Lots of poison ivy.

Lindsay S.
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Neil Weiner
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Hiking

Very easy walk for family. Weather was perfect.

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Rebecca Otwom
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Hiking

Went hiking here last week with my family. Only met 2 other couples. Bugs were not bad. Lots of butterflies & birds. We also saw frogs and turtles at the pond. As we were passing the pond we saw a large Water Moccasin. But we each kept to ourselves so no issues. There’s a set of stairs at the creek bed that are damaged but still passable - just need to watch foot placement here. Otherwise a really nice peaceful trail.

Gregory Brian
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Hiking

very nice peaceful trail

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Ryan Saucier
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Hiking

Very nice trail. A couple bridges are washing away. Bottomlands, hardwoods, and pine forest. Nice creek and pond. Had some soggy areas after the rain, other than that- great for kids and pets

Madeline Michelle
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Hiking

One of the most beautiful parks I’ve ever been to. Also love that it’s dog friendly! Super cool place!

Chris Tranchina
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HikingOver grown
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Lacee Brown
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Great little trail! Especially great for kids. Really feels like you are in secluded wood trail but not too far out from town. Pavilion at end is great place for picnic. Lots of cute bridges and stairs. Really well marked.

Laina Boudreaux
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This was a very simple, yet quaint little trail. It felt like I was far away from civilization breathing actual fresh air. Lots of benches for resting points so it's a great trail for any and all ages. I'd go back if I was near the town and needed a quick walk in the wild.

Clyde Francois
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Hiking

A family favorite local hike! Been here many times. Feels far from civilization. Thanks to whomever made this place open to the public! We love it here!

Jamie Newman
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Hiking

Very easy hike/walk. Great for children or those not experienced on trails. Nice pavilions for picnicking and a gazebo on pond for enjoyment. A very quiet trail and it is well marked. The restrooms do stay locked, so be prepared to hold it or go in the woods.

Leah Canady
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Walking

If you’re counting on using the restrooms, don’t. We read that there were restrooms available so we waited until we got there, just to find the restrooms locked and miles from civilization. The trail to the pavilion was gravel and an easy walk. Will return another time, better prepared.

Amy Kavanagh
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loved it! great ~30 minute hike on the inner loop. perfect for my six year old. felt like we were in an enchanted forest. lots of fun bridges to cross and steps to climb. so peaceful.

Mike Duhe
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Hiking

I've walked/hiked the area several times since my last review, its still a nice little walk in the woods. I;ve recently suggested it to a few folks with younger children (5-10yrs) as a nice place to expose them to nature. If you're just getting into hiking or would like to start off light this is the place. Very nice.

Mike Duhe
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Hiking

The Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve was my first hike some years back. This is a very nice system to hike if you want something out of the way (no traffic sounds) and with a touch of "moderate" hiking. Located on the east end of the Tunica hills its a very mild area with a few small hilly area. There is a small pond (about an acre) with clean restrooms on the north end. The trails markings are fair and the trails themselves are lightly traveled so pay attention. If you hike this trail and it's your first time go ahead and hike the whole system, it should take less than two hours. Young kids will love it but I wouldn't bring strollers because there are a few spots that will require you to carry them up and down steep areas. Some time back was a sign that read, "Beware of Bobcats". Although I haven't seen the sign in a few years I would caution that this area has a lot of wildlife. (Edited) When I look for a location to hike I look for trails that are rather primitive, meaning, more like wildlife trails (way trails) than recreational trails. This location has both, it's main entrance is recreational but as you venture farther into the woods the trail becomes more primitive which to me enhances the "natural" experience. There is a well built bridge to walk across.

Michelle Parrott
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Jamie Hatchell
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Hiking
KEN D.
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KEN D.
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KEN D.
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