Red River National Wildlife Refuge Yellow Trail

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Red River National Wildlife Refuge Yellow Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bossier City, Louisiana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

3.1 miles
39 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running






wild flowers




The perimeter trail goes through a variety of habitats: Swamp, forest, desert, and grasslands. The trail loops back to where you first started.

2 months ago

Variety of trails at this refuge. We combined the trails to make a long loop around the lake and along the river. Not a difficult hike, well marked. Several benches along the trail for anyone who may need to take a break, also found a cutoff where there was a nice outlook on the river. We took the dogs, and they had a wonderful time! Good little hidden hiking spot in the Shreveport area!

2 months ago

New Years Day. Very cold today but good for bird viewing and trails were clear of all water. Wonderful opportunity for family ramble.

5 months ago

good trail covienitly located near shreveport. very nice discovery room at entrance of trail. good views of lake. only downside is we were trying to complete a full loop but could not because the path turned to swamp and it hasn't rained in a month so I believe it is always this way. I wouldn't cross without rain boots its about 3 inches deep and very muddy.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

They did a fantastic job reconstructing the park!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

We were hoping that we would find a great place to hang some hammocks and relax, but no such luck. We also decided to go a little further instead of taking Refuge Rd back. It turned to mud really quickly which turned out to be kind of fun (if we would have fell in the mud it would have been a different story). We will do it again but only if we just want to walk through without hanging out.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We crossed the levee hit the orange trail to the yellow trail to the puple trail to the brown trail to the green trail to the car and we clocked about 4.5 miles.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Really enjoy hiking these trails. Very easy trails to follow and hike, and very peaceful for being near the city.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Red River National Wildlife Refuge is my go-to hiking location in the Shreveport/Bossier area. My dog and I often head over there for an afternoon hike, and we always have a good time. The trails are very clearly marked, and grassy parts are mowed regularly. The route is crystal clear. The yellow trail gets a little muddy sometimes, but it's never been so bad that I've gotten my feet wet. There are two options: one through a sort of field, and the other along the trees by the river. The yellow trail joins the orange trail in a huge area filled with chickasaw plums and loops back to the interpretive building.

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