Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Louisiana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 days ago

I did this as more of a hike than a walk because I was short in time. It’s a great way to see some of the highlights in the French Quarter, but I highly recommend allowing a couple of hours to shop, eat and watch the performers along the way. Don’t blitz the Quarter, cruise it! I especially enjoyed the band playing in Jackson Square. Those guys are amazing!

Pretty neat trail for all ages. It was pretty wet the day we went so hiking boots were nice to have keeping feet dry.
Met some interesting people while there. Probably would be better to see in the spring or fall. Very thankful to the private landowners who make this high point available to the public.

Good to do to claim the rights of having been to Louisiana's high point. Actually not a bad little trail.

23 days ago

crowded yet worthwhile in light of the fact this is a city walk ! thoroughly enjoyed this splendid city

hiking
28 days ago

spent a beautiful Louisiana afternoon hiking the blue trail. there was a Christmas event happening also. I got to see santa!

More of an exercise trail not really a hiking trail.

I went in September it was dry and had only sparse bugs. It was a nice stroll but I cant wait to come back with my bike. if your looking for a real connection with nature though you might walk away disappointed because of all the garbage, the oil pipeline warning signs and noise from the nearby airport. Next time I'll probably go back with a garbage bag to help clear out some of the plastic bottles ect. please take your trash with you.

Beautiful architecture! Music and good food everywhere!

2 months ago

Easy.. beautiful view of the river .. too short

More of a hunting trail. Overgrown and marked with blue diamonds spray painted on the trees. Stopped a mile into the trail to turn around.

hiking
2 months ago

Trails overgrown. Not much to see. If you are just looking for a bike trail. This is probably better for such. Not that it was terrible, but not worth the gas to get out here.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail really but not well maintained which makes it a little overgrown. The bridge crossing the river is washed out. Watch out for spider webs all over the trail as it is overgrown and closed in. It is muddy especially after a rain.

VERY buggy (skeeters) and muddy, with little change in either scenery or elevation. Was happy to check it out since it’s so close to New Orleans but probably won’t return. Only saw two mountain bikers so that wasn’t an issue at all.

hiking
3 months ago

Was startled by a Coral snake at the Jordan Mt. lookout, but other than that it was still a nice hike.

backpacking
3 months ago

Love this 24 mile National Recreational Trail located in the Kisatchie National Forest. Cold clear spring creeks for water sources. Has some challenging hilly sections. Know as a great shakedown trail before you go on other hikes, I think it’s great for enjoying the awesomeness of his Central Louisiana forest.

It was pretty amazing for the fact that it is just the highest point in Louisianan. Getting to it is a little difficult because of losing cell service but other than that it was fun many people were hiking it!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Didn’t care for it.

I came out here for a trail run and spent a good deal of my run looking for the trail and the rest of it trying not to get bitten by the enormous spiders. This may be a good hiking trail but it’s horrible for running. I was covered with webs and feeling defeated at 3 miles in, when the trail disappeared on me. Ran in a circle for a bit then used my gps to navigate back to my vehicle.

Don’t go, there are better trails available, with better sites to behold. Go to Chicot or Sam Houston

like the trail. over grow. good hike

Abandoned.

My friend and I hiked up on an overcast day and hiked up the blue trail and took the designated trail back down. The hike was easy. I would like to see the mountain in the fall. Second high point for me!

hiking
4 months ago

Very chill trail to unwind. I started at the Valentine Lake rec area and went to the 20 mile marker just past the intersection of Castor Plunge Rd and 212. Mile markers 6-9 have some sweet creeks and so do Mile markers 15-17. Well marked and well traveled so you can go miles without even using the yellow diamonds posted on the trees. Make sure to grab a spider web stick so you aren't getting a face full of Golden Orb Weavers haha. Not the prettiest or most exciting but very relaxing and worth the great workout once or twice. I've done 24 miles (markers 1-12 and back) one time and 20 miles (markers 11-20.5) another time. I've about had my fill of the trail but it would be better with friends of course! My 3L CamelBak lasted about 20 miles in the early August morning because the shade made it a bit cooler. A few good creeks to get water from with my LifeStraw too.
+Bugs didnt bother me too bad and it never got super muddy.
-Low lying veg gets scratchy, narrow in some areas to allow spider webs
I recommend listening to Astrophysics for People in a Hurry on Audible when you do this hike. It was relaxing and a bit enlightening.
Hiked in August 2018

Trail looks like it hasn’t been touched in 5 months.

Got to the trailhead around 5:00pm. Ample shade through most of the trail, so even at 95F it was comfortable.. Nice walk. About 25 minutes to summit at a moderate pace.

Did this trail in June of 2016, beautiful scenery, but fair warning!!!! me and a friend started at lake valentine as the sun was coming up and finished at woodworth around 330pm. NOTICE: the trail is advertised at 23.9 miles, on the website it says 26.2 miles, we brought water for 27 miles and were going to run down (refill water in woodworth) and back for a total of 54 ish miles. We both had GPS trackers and needless to say we ran out of water at 27 miles.... the total length of trail is 36.4 miles!!!! NOT including the 5.4 miles loop around lake valentine. Luckily we’re both military and were able to push through. Just a warning, granted I know most people don’t try to run the whole length.

5 months ago

This trail has a very nice view but with the New Orleans heat the smell of sewage on this trail is very hard to look pass. This trail is better suited for the fall season.

walking
5 months ago

Nice walk along the Mississippi. Cool shops and buildings

walking
5 months ago

Fun walk through the historic streets of downtown New Orleans. Great architecture.

View of Mississippi River great

hiking
6 months ago

First Hike and First "Peak" to High Point since adding it to the bucket list. The trail is very clearly marked and it was fairly easy to hike. There is an alternate trail that is introduced part of the way up if you look at the placards. My son and I made our way to the summit, signed the guest book (in the ammo can on the display board) and then made our way down. It was warm with no breeze, the temperature was 82 degrees when we started. I am a portly fellow and far from in shape and it took us around 45 minutes to go up and down, so all in all, pretty easy climb.

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