Prairie Trail is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Monroe, Louisiana. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

walking

no shade

The prairie trail is located in front of the Visitor Center. Historically, Louisiana had more than 100,000 acres in prairie, most of which has been reduced to remnants along railroad tracks. Prairies are grasslands which provide important host and food plants for the entire life cycle of many species of butterflies and other insects. In the refuge prairie demonstration area, spring and summer bring the opportunity to see wine cup, primrose, a variety of sunflowers, including purple cone flower and Indian blanket and other native flowers. The Prairie Trail is a concrete trail approximately one-third mile.