St. Mary's Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sicily Island, Louisiana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.1 miElevation gain137 ftRoute typeLoop
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St. Mary's Falls Trail is located on the north end of the WMA; it travels through upland mixed pine hardwoods and passes several smaller waterfalls and scenic views. Users must have a Wild Louisiana Stamp to legally access this WMAs or other LDWF-administered lands if they do not have a Louisiana fishing or hunting license which can be bought online

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Kc Temple
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It was nice. We have been going to Arkansas on weekend trips hiking. I found these trails on the app, and figured I’d try them. This one is fairly well marked. Ended up being 1.4 miles, mainly because I got off the trail to get pictures of the falls. Get out and enjoy nature!

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Angie Robbins
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First time to complete the loop, we normally just do an out and back to the waterfalls. Happy with our first hike of the year. Will be hiking Big Creek Sunday

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Robert Vasquez
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Scott Guidry
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Doesn't seem like these trails are hiked all that often but quite a treasure for Louisiana terrain. IMO, one of the best hikes the state has to offer with hills, rock, streams and of course the falls.

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Brian Warren
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The trail is not very well-marked, which caused me to overshoot the entrance at the point where it loops back on itself and parts are not well-maintained. The biggest challenge, though, is getting in and out of the WMA. The roads are VERY rough and if you don't have a four-wheel drive vehicle or at the very least a light pickup, you will be risking damage travelling to this location. Moreover, the roads into and out of the WMA are even more poorly marked than the trail and are narrow with many blind curves, making travel to this site even more hazardous. It's a decent trail, but it's absolutely not worth the hassle

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Drake Peck
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Trail wasn’t too bad , only on the way out! Very steep! Make sure you bring lots of water! But it isn’t as pretty as excepted. But good for a walk !

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Austin Roark
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Really enjoyed this trail. Beautiful scenery. Trail was marked very well. The topography is unlike any other in Louisiana. Reminds me of hiking in Arkansas - it’s easy going down but prepare for some incline coming back up. Hardest part was getting here. Was glad I read other reviews saying stay right at the fork, roads getting to trailhead aren’t identified very well.

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Jess Remington
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since the corona lockdown started, my 3 sons and I have been exploring hiking trails. this one was very well marked. Although it has some steep areas it was not too much for my 11 year old. a tip: sign in at the big board then go right to find the trailhead. We mistakenly assumed the trailhead was the first spot we came to where you check in and couldn't find anywhere that looked like a trail. we decided to keep driving and we found it.

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Heather Poe
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This has been one of my favorite trails that we’ve done! It felt like we were in the mountains!

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Summer Knight
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Great trail! Definitely a lot of steep ups and downs, wouldn’t be good if someone has bad knees. We had a blast. Two adults, two 10 year olds, and two 8 year olds! One of our favorites! We saw four waterfalls!

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Jeana Smith
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great trail! my kids loved it and I have a 15 , 13, 13 , 11 and 8 year old. the hills was pretty steep but nothing I can’t do it’s good for my health and we trying to get healthy. my kids absolutely loves the creeks. But we couldn’t figure out how to get to this one big one with water flowing but we managed to find one tho but we will be coming back to try to figure out how to get to the big waterfall.

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Joshua Poe
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Moderate trail. Good hike. Great seeing different views not typical of Louisiana. A few steep declines / inclined proved a little difficult being muddy especially with a 2yo and 5yo. Trail is marked for a one way loop. Took approx 2 hours enjoying the hike and taking a couple of breaks. The water falls were cool to see, however, the water has a bad smell. Also lots of bugs around the water- we forgot our bug spray so didn’t stay too long. Thanks for the tip to stay right on all road splits as signs aren’t marked (there is only one way to trail head)

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Liz Lowry
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Great trail. Some parts marked trees down. Part of trail follows stream / creek. Enjoyed it!

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Hailey Coates
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when driving there keep right on the forks in road!

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Hailey Coates
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loved this trail just wouldn’t recommend if you don’t like hills!! It was a little confusing but we made it through!!

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William Exline
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Great trail for family and pets

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shonda McCarthy
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Jeremy Pilgreen
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The directions will bring you on the wrong side of the split in the road. Take a right not left to get to the trail head. My dog got several ticks. Bring bug spray. Overall nice hike.

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Pruitt Foster
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It was pretty and I enjoyed it.

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Brandie Peavy
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My 3 teenagers loved it!!!!

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Cynthia Talbert
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Other than the pesky mosquitos, we had a great time along the trail!

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Kay Arnold
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This trail is marked really well and super easy to follow. If you go after a rain, the first downhill area is fairly steep and easy to slip. Overall, really clean trail. Did packout a little bit of other peoples trash, but not too bad. Some of the last hills out are really steep so make sure you rest or reserve your energy for the end, especially if you are a beginner.

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Jennifer Romain
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Trail was easy to follow. I took my chiweenie dog and he was able to get around easily. Getting to the trail in my car was kinda difficult, it had just rained and I was not expecting a muddy dirt road but we made it. Being a novice hiker, at best, I made the mistake of exerting a lot of energy getting back up from the waterfalls, which made it kinda hard on me when finishing the hike. There were some hills that challenged me in the end. But it made it all the more satisfying upon completion!!

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Loena Bruce
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We only found this trail last year, but had heard about it before. it's a fairly easy trail to follow & only the last piece headed back to the loop was steep. This is one of our new favorite trails. Unfortunately, it's been littered with trash as well. We pack out as much as we can, but people really need to learn to respect nature or just stay home.

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Sonny Warbington
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This trail used to be a local secret. The last time I hiked it I was with my wife and two 6 year olds and they LOVED it. If someone was to blindfold you and take you to these falls you would never guess you were in Louisiana. Sometimes in a very dry summer the falls can be reduced to a trickle, but in the early spring or late fall when rain is plentiful it is a really cool waterfall, especially for being in Louisiana. There are actually two waterfalls not just one. While winding along the sandy creek bottom you can find all sorts of creatures from brown crawfish in the water to flying squirrels in trees. There is one VERY STEEP decline (or incline depending on which route you take) that can be slippery and somewhat tricky for beginners. Sit down and “scoot” down if you have to because it’s worth it to continue the trail. There’s also an overlook on the gravel road to the hiking trail that we used to call “lovers leap”. It used to be a teen hangout spot. It has a nice elevated view of nearby Turkey Creek (known locally as “the brake”). Good sunset views from here.

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