Best trails in Barataria, Louisiana

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Explore the most popular trails near Barataria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Barataria, Louisiana
Top trails (2)
#1 - Palmetto, Bayou Coquille and Marsh Overlook
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Most of the trail is shaded. Along the way there are points of interest users can call a phone number and it gives oral histories! A beautiful swampy boardwalk trail. Lots of wildlife, including gators. Accessibility: This wooden boardwalk, packed gravel, and asphalt trail is estimated to typically be at least 4 feet wide. Boardwalk sections occasionally have edge barriers and handrails. There is a staircase at about the 1.6 mile mark of this route along the Marsh Overlook Trail but it is unclear if it is on the main trail. The slope is gentle (all 3% grade or less) uphill and down. There is at least one designated wheelchair accessible car parking spot with an access aisle at the small paved trailhead lot. It is unclear if there are any designated wheelchair accessible car parking spots at the alternative Bayou Coquille/Marsh trailhead, marked with a waypoint. The Barataria Preserve Visitor Center is wheelchair accessible. Please visit the park page for additional info.Show more
#2 - Old Barataria Trail
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
This trail has lots of wildlife. Users have noted that the trail surface is often flooded, muddy, and/or overgrown and that you will likely need to bring the app or downloaded map because there are few trail markers. Although level, this trail does not meet enough of the guidelines to be marked as wheelchair or stroller friendly because of the uneven and slippery sections. Trail goers using mobility equipment or strollers may be able to complete portions of this trail in the right conditions with all-terrain equipment. Please read user reviews and contact the National Historic Park and Preserve before attempting with equipment.Show more