Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

A great hike for Louisiana. It does follow some paved roads at certain points but still offers some great views of the river. The trail is still well maintained and pretty dry considering recent rain.

Great hike. I strongly suggest bringing some bug spray. If you’re into fishing: the trail has an abundance of streams and little lakes where you can drop a line. Not all trail markers are easily seen and some intersections are not marked properly so download a map if you can.

11 hours ago

It’s a great hike/workout! Please do respect the bikes, if you hear them coming towards you, step out of the way!! Enjoy!

1 day ago

Well maintained, nice trail.

Super easy hike. My boyfriend and I went this morning after breakfast.

My daughter and I walked the trail today and had a great time. It was a little muddy and over grown in places but not a problem. With a bad knee, I wish that the stairs had hand rails. Most of the trail is paved. Some beautiful views and overlooks plus a small waterfall. As a bonus, there are an excellent picnic area and facilities at the trail head.

Excellent quick escape from the city. Feels further than it is. Easy and peaceful scenery.

trail running
9 days ago

Awesome trail, marathon training right now and just did 14 miles on this today. Whooped my butt! Sand hilly path through beautiful forest. From ft Polk get on hwy 117 towards natchitoches, turn off at right before the ranger station and go to the Lotus campground (you can google and go right to that campground) that campground has bathrooms available and the trail entrance is right there. Horses, dogs and atvs allowed. Have fun!

A family favorite local hike! Been here many times. Feels far from civilization. Thanks to whomever made this place open to the public! We love it here!

10 days ago

I’ve hiked and bike here many times. Excellent for Louisiana! Close to BR. Recommended for a local hike and/or challenging single track mountain biking.

A group of us GOATS ran distances of 4-11 miles with a couple of them still running the last we saw them.

20 days ago

This trail was surprisingly diverse in scenery and quite a challenge. I hiked the whole trail with my friend to the Kisatchie Bayou Campground and hiked back out the next morning. The latter half of the trail is more hilly and rocky than the beginning. We hiked through pine flatlands, mixed hardwood forests, loess deposits and rocky creek beds. Seeing rocks and boulders in Louisiana is really neat. We saw two deer and two boars along the trail and no people. The trail is well blazed but overgrown with tall grass and in need of some maintenance. Beware of the loess deposits sticking to your boots! It’s like cement! This trail is a great hiking or backpacking option in Louisiana.

mountain biking
22 days ago

Has the potential to be a fun trail. Although it’s not challenging at all the trail itself is in terrible shape. Grass as tall as my bike in spots, poorly marked in certain sections (marked very well in other spots), and tons of limbs and a few large trees in trail that you have to carry your bike across. Very disappointing.

You will not be disappointed with the hiking trail.

Narrow road to the site. No signs along the way. First part of the hike was in the creek bottom. Feet will get wet. No waterfall.

well maintained single track. no problems with spider webs or biting bugs (used 25% deet).
Signs directed me to run opposite direction which made getting out of the way of mountain bikers easy.
the trail can be a little confusing at times with lots of little cut in trails feeding in and out to the main trail. i stayed pretty true but got turned around a few timed. i was quickly able to get back on track.
will try and run again soon.

The trail is nice and ground is soft. I hiked this trail yesterday 8-18-18. Take bug spray or take advantage of what they have by the entrance to the visitors center. Take a map ,which they provide and pay attention to the trail signs. Very easy trail.

Probably be better in the cooler months, but fun, well maintained. Lots a biting bugs though.

trail running
1 month ago

My go to pavement trail run spot. nicely lit up at night, never over crowded unless there is a game happening. And And on top of that, everyone is super kind.

awesome Trail

Trail is 19 miles. I did the entire loop, camped at #6 overnight. Great place, not too many hikers, but this is August in South Louisiana. Deer flies were the worst.
Saw a bunch of Armadillos this time and a cool looking snake, but not much else. Two weeks ago I saw 2 sets of deer, a raccoon and a snake. There are also squirrels every time if you look.
This is a great place, I just wish they had more than 6 camp sites. I also bring all my water. I don't think I'd filter that lake water unless I was dying.

trail is nice get away from the city, but it looks like they are working on it. there seems to be a lot of off shoots. the clearer the path looks is most likely the one that will follow what you currently see on this app. there are a great deal of picnic tables setuped for you to use

This trail does not exist anymore. It is now a golf course.

1 month ago

Good easy trail to follow. Lots of sand flies near the bunkers, repellant would have been nice. Lots of things to see along the trail, birds, raccoons, grasshoppers, flies, mosquitos, a couple of squirrels, a rabbit and some big nasty looking spiders (not dangerous to people, although would not like to play with them). Heard some bigger animals in the wilderness, but did not get a glance of them.

1 month ago

Hiked trail in about 3 hours. Wasn't marked well at all. Loved hearing the chimes and monkeys, I think that was the highlights of the trail. Clocked 9.06 miles.

watch out for numerous and big scary spiders! very pretty trail but if you have a fear of spiders, forget it!

we go there a few times a week for the dogs. they enjoy it and can get off the trail in several places and they can swim. very easy trail and at one point there is a picnic table. I set up my hammock and fix lunch and just relax. well marked trail.

This is my favorite trail in New Orleans. The Audubon Park is roughly a 2 miles loop but the environment is very safe. The runners/bikers on this trail is very like minded. I try to run this trail at least once a week.

Great trail. We took our family and had a great time exploring. Lots of stairs and rocks to climb! Paved most of the way.

1 month ago

Go when it hasn't rained for a few days. Well marked trail going thru old growth cypress trees that lead to a WW II ammo bunker. Feral hogs are in the area.

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