Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Awesome paved trail. Did 20 miles on it. Very nice.

hiking
5 days ago

We hiked the trails on 01/12/2019. Great afternoon hike. It had rained the night before and that morning. The trails were dry for the most part. My feet stayed dry in low quarter walking shoes.

There are nice facilities at both ends of the trails (nature center and Carol Darmon Lodge.

The trails were well marked with signs describing the trees and various features and in great condition. I keep saying trails because the loop trail described here consist of several short trails. Add the PawPaw trail to the loop shown in the map above and you will have about 5.5 miles of trails.

I agree with the easy rating for the trails but be aware that there are some hills. My Fitbit logged 38 “floors” or 380 feet of elevation increase.

Very nice, close to home, weather was nice lots of wildlife

Very nice, close to home, part was close do to wildlife but enjoy it

While the visitor center was closed due to the Government shutdown, I was informed that you could still hike that you just had to park off the road and walk into the park. The scenery was worth the hike by itself but getting to see multiple alligators along the way so close to the boardwalk was wonderful.

I hike this trail as an addition to the Palmetto Trail. The best views on this trail were at the end when you can see the moss swaying in the wind by the swamp. This trail is a nice add on to Palmetto but I preferred Palmetto.

Great little walk!

backpacking
23 days ago

nice and easy. it's paved the whole way.

spent the day hiking the Blue Trail on a beautiful Louisiana day! there was also a Christmas event happening. Saw Santa!

Orange trail was nice along the river.

an easy walk, our ranger guide was great! very knowledgeable and informative.. very cool trail

very neat trail, be sure to wear proper footwear

Do not attempt without tall, waterproof boots and clothing. Trail is abandoned and now a creek. Bulk of trail already sealed off by NPS.

hiking
1 month ago

open only Friday to Sunday right now

Great area for training runs.
Gets a bit busy in the evenings after everyone gets off work.
Sidewalk runs thru park and around.

hiking
1 month ago

More of a 'moderate' trail. A lot of fallen trees to climb over or under and, as other hikers have mentioned, the red flashes are sometimes hard to spot (this is primarily because the paint is a very dull red). Trail has altered 'direction' in places so the uploaded GPX shows the trail as of 2018-11-24. All in all a very enjoyable 'back to the woods' kind of hike.

Beautiful park. Very well maintained. Good traffic, felt safe. Clean restrooms. Plenty of benches to rest. Beautiful pond. We counted 9 ducks today and 1 Crain. Path around park is asphalt. Stroller friendly. No dogs. Pond is catch and release. Family friendly. Children’s Play ground is well maintained and close to track. Zero problems. We will be back.

1 month ago

better marked this time. easy enough to follow visually or with the app. had to slow down a little to keep following the blazes due to fallen trees but that made it interesting. a beautiful forest with some grand old trees. just enough elevation change to make the exercise better. great trail!! thanks to whoever maintains it.

Even though it was stated to be accessible year round it was not 11-16-18. There was a locked gate prohibiting entrance.

Great trail run. Beautiful scenery! Absolutely loved the GIANT BAMBOO!!! Need more parking, lot full due to people fishing at the end of the railroad trail. Will return.

2 months ago

The trail that is marked here can only be completed if you have a boat and a very good set of boots. Why is this even on this sight?
Ps, the closest state park to this location is probably 15-20 mi away

2 months ago

Completed the trail yesterday with Troop 312. Big elevation changes make it a welcome contrast to our home topography in LaPlace. Made the loop in just under 3 hours with a lunch stop. The creeks were mostly dry, so we didn’t get to observe the waterfall. Beautiful day otherwise.

Wildlife everywhere

Nice park for walking. The path is far enough away from the ball field so that you can walk without having to walk around people setting up chairs on the walking path. Dogs are NOT allowed which is nice. Fishing is allowed in the small lake but its catch and release only.
On my next trip I'll take photos.

3 months ago

One of me favs

I live in the area. I just wanted to comment that the trail is not best from March thru October, but instead October thru March. The reason for this is that our summers are unbearably harsh, and our winters are mild and beautiful. Back to the appropriate commentary; this is a wonderful trail.

hiked part of the trail I loved every step of it I have hiked in chicot state park and the trail is a million times better than chicot state park I would recommend this trail to anyone wanting a good endurance hike I will be back to finish it and camp as well I found a lot of water sources so all you need is a filter get to hike and remember to hike your own hike!!!

Love this trail

Easy trail, well marked with blue diamond shaped trail markers. Great view of Kincaid Lake

love this little trail system it's good for some great exercise!

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