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hiking
Sat Feb 16 2019

The staff was friendly...but the trail was boring and super plain with little to see. We saw an otter, but this trail is just basic. It's easy, flat, and be mindful of wild hogs. There were traces of high activity all throughout the trail. Would recommend for beginners.

hiking
blowdown
Thu Feb 14 2019

hiking
Tue Feb 12 2019

The trail was very nice and clean, we hiked the red trail in 2 hours . We only saw 2 couples the whole time . The trail was marked really good . We will definitely come back , interested in riding the horses through there .

Tue Feb 12 2019

well kept

Tue Feb 12 2019

well kept

hiking
Tue Feb 12 2019

S/o to Take-a-hike (http://www.take-a-hike.info/home/locations/la/state-parks/jcgilbertwma) for having a recording of this trail and descriptions. It made it possible for me to actually get this trail on this site. Now about the trail, you'll think " oh, it's short and in Louisiana, it's gonna be a breeze." This is not true as there is a lot of elevation change happening on this trail. Despite being a small waterfall, it still was impressive to see a waterfall like this in Louisiana and the unique topography was very nice as well.

hiking
over grown
Tue Feb 12 2019

S/o to Take-a-hike (http://www.take-a-hike.info/home/locations/la/state-parks/jcgilbertwma) for having a recording of this trail and descriptions. It made it possible for me to actually get this trail on this site. I'll be honest here, I just wasn't a fan of this trail. It was a long, hard-to-follow bushwack and the trail markers didn't always follow the paths/game trails in the woods (after a few miles, I figured out that the marker for people going the opposite direction normally pointed toward the next maker heading your direction). There were a few places where the trail would cut and if you didn't have a sharp eye you'd walk past a turn and not know it until you realized you hadn't seen a marker in a while. This way very frustrating for me and due to the nature of the bushwack you must be aware of ticks. The redeeming factor for this trail would be that the creek is nice and the topography is unique for Louisiana; however, I found St. Mary's Falls Trail to be nicer and better than this trail in pretty much every way.

hiking
Mon Feb 11 2019

This is the best trail at Black Bayou Lake NWR in my opinion. The boardwalk sections are very scenic and while the middle section of the pier is closed, both sides have very good views of the lake. The trail does flood occasionally and has a few places the the boardwalk is no longer flat because of some shifting.

nature trips
muddy
Mon Feb 11 2019

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
Mon Feb 11 2019

Me and a buddy hiked this trail just for preparation for the Wonderland Trail that we have planned for this summer. We started at Lotus Camp and hiked counterclockwise for 18 miles to Corral Camp the first day. The trail was extremely muddy, and I quickly regretted wearing my Salomon trail runners instead of my waterproof Merrell Moabs. One section of the trail was freshly grated by the forestry service up a pretty significant climb, and it was covered in slick clay. That made it difficult to ascend. Other than a few climbs, the southern portion of the loop was relatively flat. Corral Camp was a great campsite. It had pit toilets and areas to make a campfire. We were exhausted and went to bed quickly. The northern section of the Sandstone Loop past Corral Camp is a constant up and down. The climbs aren’t too bad, because this is still Louisiana but you can definitely feel it. Overall this was a great workout hike. Not much scenery to look st unless you really dig pine trees. There was plenty of water streams, so if you have a filtration device water shouldn’t be a problem. I may do it again in the next month, because nothing simulates hiking like hiking. Once the trail opens for ATVs, I’ll keep off it. It’s in bad enough shape now.

hiking
Sun Feb 10 2019

Great trail but a lot of steps and are made out of rocks so I wouldn’t recommend for younger kids. My husband, I, and our 10 year old daughter enjoyed it, especially all the signs about the different trees along the way and the buttes.

hiking
muddy
off trail
Sun Feb 10 2019

Great walk, although trail not finished with wood chips, that is why it is muddy in some areas. Seen gator in crawfish pond. birds and hares . Great for the kids. Will do again!

hiking
muddy
Sun Feb 10 2019

Sun Feb 10 2019

good stuff

hiking
Sat Feb 09 2019

Mostly boardwalk. gator, egret, tree swallows and chickadees. Beautiful area with cypress trees.

hiking
Sat Feb 09 2019

One of the few trails in Louisiana that is not flat. This trail has some hills for viewing surrounding distance. Trail is well defined and blazed. Additionally, there are some choice campsites and an excellent cool, crisp and soft sandy stream crossing. Bring water shoes or just wade across barefoot as sand feels soothing medicinally to the feet afterwards. Thought I had a pedicure (-: One does have to walk along the road for several miles to complete the loop back to trailhead, but traffic on road is sparse, plenty of space to step off and drivers all were nice to pull to opposite side of road as they went by; and most all waved (-:

hiking
muddy
Thu Feb 07 2019

Thu Feb 07 2019

Awesome trail good day hike trail

hiking
Tue Feb 05 2019

This is a good trail and very surprising to see so close to Natchitoches. Pleasant hike with a good bit of hills. But the trailhead is not that obvious. It's to the side of the parking lot of the Louisiana State Parks District 2 complex. Just drive in and head to the left first chance you get. You'll see the wooden signs for the Grady Erwin Nature Area. This particular trail also has a lot of traffic noise since the first half runs right along the highway. But still a good trail and a good way to spend 30-45 minutes on a sunny day around Natchitoches.

Mon Feb 04 2019

well done trail

Sun Feb 03 2019

did this trail with my 7 and 9 year old. they choose to do the false mountain route to driskill mountain. it took us about 40 minutes to hike to the top at a kids pace. the jordan mountain overlook was very pretty in winter, but i can see how you wouldn't be able to see much during summer.

hiking
bugs
muddy
Sun Feb 03 2019

nice trail for the most part, it got very muddy in some areas especially at the bayou cane loop. Had to build a bridge in one area. It was a nice adventure though

Sun Feb 03 2019

Really cool place for hiking. The bike trails can be hiked in reverse which is a bonus. Probably 10+ miles worth of trails throughout the area

hiking
Sun Feb 03 2019

Nice little trail in the city but right by the interstate.

hiking
Sun Feb 03 2019

There are 7 interconnecting trails at this park all marked by name & color. This .gpx file seems to be most of the Caddo/Green trail which is somewhat of an outer loop. Recommend getting a trail map before you start

hiking
Sat Feb 02 2019

nice, easy, short trail. easy to follow. we took the option to go up false mountain for a forest walk instead of a wide path.

hiking
Fri Feb 01 2019

Nice, easy, flat trail. Great for kids and little ones. Plenty of wild flowers in the spring and lots of birds. When walking by the pond try and spot the resident alligator :)

hiking
muddy
off trail
Fri Feb 01 2019

will try again. muddy

running
Thu Jan 31 2019

Beautiful trail, well-maintained. Can’t wait to go back.

mountain biking
blowdown
Wed Jan 30 2019

This would be a really fun trail to ride if you were either familiar with the trail or if it had signs at the trail access points indicating direction of travel. there is a trail map, but you have to hike at least a mile before finding it -its dependent in whether you went in the correct direction. currently there are several large downed trees and a lot of smaller downed trees and branches.

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