Old Barataria Trail

EASY 59 reviews

Old Barataria Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop 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
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

3 days ago

I went in December, a tough time to see gators, but the armadillos, amazing birds, and cool vegetation made it all worth the trip!

birding
3 months ago

Love this place. Great for birding.

4 months ago

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

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

walking
9 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.

walking
10 months ago

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

hiking
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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.

Friday, October 21, 2016

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.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Absolutely must see.

walking
Friday, July 29, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

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.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

love the trails but they don't allow dogs. mine is my hiking buddy so I don't go often. they are beautiful though

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great day hike! We live an hour away and will be coming back. Tons of wildlife. Took over 300 pictures.

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Beautiful walking trail with lots of wildlife. We saw armadillos, snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, birds, and alligators. It's an easy trail with lots of shade. Do not forget your bug spray!

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Great hike, with beautiful swamp views. Saw a couple snakes, but gators due to the bayou being choked out with vegetation.

canoeing
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Awesome

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Awesome 4+ mile easy trail. Alligators, armadillos, turtles, birds. Beware the biting flies.

hiking
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Very nice wooden built trail running through the swamp.. Lots of wildlife and I even saw a deer going through some water. Bathrooms and plenty of parking.

hiking
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Nice stroll through the swamps. Saw a gator.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Really nice and quiet. A lil wet from all the rain we just had but still worth the trip.

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