Red River National Wildlife Refuge Yellow Trail

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Red River National Wildlife Refuge

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.

Length3.1 miElevation gain39 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyFishingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeRiverViewswild-flowersWildlifeBugsMuddy
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Getting There

SEASONAL CLOSURE: This area is subject to seasonal closure due to weather conditions. For more information, please visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/red_river/ The perimeter trail goes through a variety of habitats: Swamp, forest, desert, and grasslands. The trail loops back to where you first started.

Parking is available at the refuge headquarters / visitor center.

The refuge headquarters are located at 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112. It is right off AR Teague

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Marc Herring
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The back part of the trail was flooded but all in all a decent little trail system.

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Josh Turner
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RunningGreat!

Best slice of nature in the area. Trails are fun to run and clearly marked. Lots of natural views.

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Bobby Davis
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Easy waking. Lot of birds. Really enjoyed the tree identification

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Chris Howell
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Nice walk, lots of ducks and pelicans flying today.

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Natalie Gifford
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I honestly didn’t know this place was back here... and it’s so close to my home!

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julie_journeys on instagram
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Hiking

Saw a hawk hanging out on a nearby branch. Lots of little song birds. Many anhinga on the cypress in the lake. Good birding hike. Tried to extend the hike along the lake trail - it was a no go because of the mud. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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Jessica Wilden
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Well marked and in the middle of the city! Great nature walk.

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Joe Tynes
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Amber Jackson
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nice trail, clearly marked, no slopes.

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BEN WALKEN
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Trails felt maintained but still wild. Birds, plenty dragonflies and grasshoppers. Saw a few green snakes. Lake trail washed out for walkers, maybe not for adventurous bikers. Started around 1030 on a Sunday and the crowd was light. Very peaceful

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Steve Rabey
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Excellent weather conditions today.

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Chip Bonner
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Was a great hike. The lakeside trail is flooded and we couldn’t cross. Same for the overlook purple trail. So we just doubled back. The road is tough as the gravel is large pointy rocks so stay to the side. Will be back soon :-)

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Pj Nixon
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Kept very nice.

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Sarah Lankford
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Hiking

Good trail. Short enough to take the kids but with options to lengthen also. I would rate as easy and flat. Good to take your pets. Close to the water so would probably feel safer with a dog to scare snakes but didn’t see any on this trip.

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Ben Crawford
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David Lee
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Most areas dried up, the lake trail is still to muddy to cross.

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Elle Latricia
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Mostly unpaved, pleasant, somewhat shady. Met 3 travelers in 2 hours. Downside-2 of the trails I tried ended in flooding and I had to backtrack. Wish this was indicated at the trail heads. The trails are nicely maintained otherwise. I did lather up with bug spray in advance.

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Kritika Dhimar
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The trails have a lot of water about halfway in so you will end up turning around. The gravel road is my least favorite part. It really makes you lose the sense of nature and there’s no shady trees for a hot day. Overall it’s a nice place but will have to come back in a few weeks when the water dries up.

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Clint Brittian
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The yellow trail (cottonwood trail) was covered in burr grass, the burr grass seeds got stuck in our dogs fur and covered our shoes.

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Topher Haddox
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The yellow trail was pretty lame. A lot of open fields and thick brush to look at. Nothing very scenic. Didn’t notice any great views of the river. Also a mile of it is on a gravel road for oil field traffic. Bad form.

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Preston Childers
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Did the Orange and River trails today. Slight overcast with a nice relaxing cool breeze. Cardinals, Robins and squirrels all in abundance today. A beautiful day for a hike.

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Marylynn Waddle
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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!

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

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Nicole Mine
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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.

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Graham George
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They did a fantastic job reconstructing the park!

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Beau Stewart
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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.

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Clint Brittian
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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.

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Pam Rowe
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Hiking

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

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