Rip Van Winkle Gardens

MODERATE 4 reviews

Rip Van Winkle Gardens is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Jefferson Island, Louisiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

Gravel path, lots of Asian influence, really nice house tour.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Great drive, sightseeing. Nice tour of the home, wonderful gardens to walk through. Jefferson Cafe is a great little place to have lunch, especially on a nice day outside on the patio. Wife and I recommend a cup of seafood bisque, it’s delicious.

2 months ago

It is a magical place but definitely “ Easy” strolling trail. Fabulous peacocks. Raccoons, fish jumping & the exotic gardens with many fountains & statuary are phenomenal. Great place to picnic. Grab a plantation home tour of actor Jefferson.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice garden with peacocks, a tea house, bird cages, statues, a few fountains, and a few buildings. A restaurant overlooks the lake. Yearly memberships are very affordable. Tour of the house is available.

hiking
11 months ago

Really nice walk through the gardens. The tour of the house was pretty cool too.