Explore the most popular paddle sports 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.

I walked the full loop today. Came out to 5.2 miles. The path is easy to read with virtually no elevation changes. Plenty to look at, no problem for any age. Half is a walk in the woods other half is on a dirt road. Would definitely use bug juice in warmer months.

17 days ago

Really cool swamp trail but a section was closed, preventing walking it as a loop, and another section was also completely flooded and impassable. I talked to a ranger that said it is actually a pond year round so unless you are prepared and geared up to wade 100-400 meters don’t be surprised if you have to turn back instead of completing it as a loop.

I did see a gator, deer, squirrels, and a couple pretty big snakes along the trail. Pretty decent wildlife viewing.

It’s a very easy hike
It’s walk in a park kinda thing

1 month ago

2 months ago

was my first hike ever. and was a solo adventure. trails are well marked and easy to navigate.

2 months ago

this is very nice.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Beautiful! Rode through the woods and saw 3 Bald Eagles flying around just overhead, then rode out on the boardwalk in/on the big marsh...nice view over the water. Then we rode over to the pier at the day use area where there’s a spectacular view of Lake Ponchatrain and the 24-mile road bridge running across it. I would love to come back again when we have more time to hang around.

I went in December, a tough time to see gators, but the armadillos, amazing birds, and cool vegetation made it all worth the trip!

3 months ago

Nice area to walk and see some of the wildlife along the lakeside. And also do a little fishing.

Great place to spend a morning. Enjoy a nice walk in the woods, canoeing in the vermillion, experience the nature station

Attention aux serpents!

No good not a walking or hiking trail,it’s a boat ramp, with no markings or signs

trail running
4 months ago

Nice Loop to run if camping at Lake Kincaid Campground

Second time to this park. Just love the availability to walk through wooded trails, wood dock in the marsh and then walk out to the beach and pier. Tons more of deer at sunset. A few crocs in the marsh and love all the birds singing

Love this place. Great for birding.

7 months ago

Trail had over grown grass and it was difficult to complete. So we turned around and walked the pavement instead, which was a short walk. Best part was seeing some wildlife..gators, snakes, tons of bunnies, birds, butterflies and some interesting insects.
FYI - pools aren't open anymore but there is a "splash area" with water shooting out the ground for kids to play in. And they still have tons of picnic tables & RV hook ups. Restrooms were clean..that's always a big plus!

7 months ago

Nice easy trail. Went in the morning and it was cool with plenty of tree overhangs for the shade. Watch out for the numerous big spider webs going across the trail - had to duck a good bit as a tall guy

Great little trial. Went with 3 9/10 year olds and they had a blast. Packs lots water and big spray...

great to hike or run. it was nice to be able to bring the dog (who loved swimming in the lake). the best view of the lake is past the sign that says wrong way at the back of the loop. the trail was much more accessible on that side rather than the other. just about the whole trail was grass with some muddy spots - a good trail to go barefoot if you like doing that. it's mostly shaded, but sunscreen and bug spray would be a great idea. theres lots to see. we even saw a deer.

9 months ago

Easy trail with plenty of beach. Beautiful views and great fishing and crabbing. Very peaceful except during annual fishing rodeo in August, it can be a bit crowded.

Easy to run and good for beginners. Can do several loops to make a longer run.

Cool trail but a little overgrown and buggy.

Great trail for beginners. Plenty of opportunities to take pictures, but a portion of the Alligator Marsh Boardwalk was closed down. There is a massive Live Oak on the Sugar Mill Nature Trail. Plenty of shade along the hiking trail.

11 months ago

Fun, easy stroll. Fine for kids. $2 per person (children over 3) cash only. The single trailhead is very close to a parking area. You can do the shorter Sugar Cane trail (1.7 mi) which lets out at a nice beach area on the Lake with a bathroom building nearby (may be locked sometimes I hear). There's also a detour to a boardwalk (Alligator something) that takes you over shallow marsh and cattails where you can fish, bait crabs, gator watch. You can loop back to the trailhead to finish the shorter trail or continue on to the longer trail (4.75 mile loop) that goes to Bayou Cane. Terrain is flat, mostly grass with lots of shade. Lots of critters too. Saw two deer prance across the trail 50 yards ahead of us. Saw many broad-head skinks (9 inch tan salamander w orange head), a large red eared turtle, king snake. Thought I would need bug spray but it wasn't a problem. Will definitely go back.

11 months ago

This is an ok little trail at the park. It is split into two parts, one goes to a boarded trail over the marsh, which is nice, however it is cut short by a constructed dead-end due to structural instability, which unfortunately has been that way for some time. The other way,"left" at the fork, it simply a trail in the woods that goes around for a couple miles. Just beware that there are snakes in theses woods, and even dangerous ones, just a heads up.

on Old Barataria Trail

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Easy going walk through the swamp. Short trail with wild life to see, alligators, turtles, birds. This is a lightly trafficked enjoyable trail.

trail running
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I run here pretty often. My favorite time of the day to run trail is in the afternoon. The position of the sun makes the trail beautiful. I've ran the trail in the morning and it was purdy scary, snakes were everywhere especially on the vermilion ridge. Then about every 20 yards I was running through a a massive spider web (my kung fu is strong). Its a fun trail that does have some small up and downs. For more distance you can just do laps the trail doesn't get boring.

on Old Barataria Trail

Friday, March 03, 2017

Beautiful trail! Much plants and wildlife to admire.
The many wild irises will be blooming soon.
If you are there and they are blooming, please post a review. I want to go back when they're in bloom!

Parking lot locks at 5. Park outside the gates if you wanna stay past 5pm.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Excellent place to walk! Beautiful natural swampscape and wildlife; birds, lizards, frogs, snakes, and Alligators. Trail is mostly shady and moderately busy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Good mountain biking trails.

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