Explore the most popular river 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!

This is Segment 4 the Wild Azalea Trail. Don't know why this is listed as Magnolia Forest walk. It goes into the Castor plunge scenic area, which is very beautiful. Old trees, usually full of ferns, with a couple of cold-clear creek crossings.

scenic driving
15 days ago

Beautiful drive. Allow time for stops, maybe a hike. The Longleaf Vista trail is beautiful and easy enough for most visitors.

Love this trail. Built by the CCC, it has rustic steps to the top of sandstone buttes, which overlook the pine forest, as well as drops into hardwood wetlands, where the trail is often wet and muddy.

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

Great drive through the forest leading to a number of great trails. The Longleaf interpretive short 1.5 mile loop is a must if time doesn't allow for a longer one.

Absolutely stunning little trail. Great scenery. First visit to Kitsachie NF. Will return for longer trails.

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.

I think this is my favorite hike in louisiana. A wonderful introduction to hiking, but long enough to keep interest of an experienced hiker too. The gorge trail was unexpected in flat louisiana!

Mostly flat, easy hike. But wonderful scenery. Summer months, expect canopies of spiders which can be a bit creepy... but they mind their own business.

Great little walk!

23 days ago

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

It was a little hard to follow as reception to my gps cut out and the trail marking was confusing at the river bed. I walked through the riverbed and found the continuation about a mile later. It’s wonderful to disconnect from technology, but I’d suggest printing a map of the area as the stands near parking don’t provide them. Waterproof boots suggested. Happy hiking!

Super easy hike with slight rolling hills. Towards the NE portion of the trail near the river there’s a nice little Sycamore forest. Plenty of big pines, magnolias, oaks, and sycamore trees. Watch out for the mountain bikers

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.

Great trail for South Louisiana. Not very technical, but does have nice hills. Beautiful scenery and saw a whitetail deer while riding.

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

This trail has it all, as far as Louisiana goes. Swamp, hills, ponds, a river, a gorge, and pine forest. I’ll be returning often.

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.

horseback riding
2 months ago

Great trails. Clearly marked

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.

trail running
2 months ago

Short trail along river off from boardwalks. Goes out and comes to a point on river then quits at riverside. Slim trail and brushy. Beware of snakes and alligators at creekside.

trail running
2 months ago

Trail running. This trail is very nice. The trail head starts as a nice open developed path, within a mile it slims up a bit but still wide enough for the few families with younger children to walk thru and complete. The back half southern part had a few mud spots and a random log across the path from the recent weather but other than that, nice. The third part of the trail goes back upon the raised wooden walk and over the swamp to beautiful scenery, a small river and much wildlife. Even seen a decent sized gator out for a swim. This is the longest of the three trails to enjoy in TSP. This trail isnt far from my home, 15miles or so, so we will return.

Beautiful trail. Stroller friendly. I use a bike stroller, my tires had no problem going through mud and over tree roots. Will be a little tougher for a traditional stroller but still possible. Few mud puddles but easy enough to go around. Nice views of the river. Dog friendly. Family friendly. Trial ends on the boardwalk, you can cross to the right to go over the river or go left for nice elevated views above marsh lands.

Beautiful architecture! Music and good food everywhere!

2 months ago

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

Over the past year I have ridden the trail totalling a conservative estimation of 300 miles on my electric skateboard. If you are biking, or travelling at speed, please mind the morons that will blindly walk into your lane while having ear phones in. Also mind the intolerant geriatrics that allow their dogs to run after you and act viciously in the River Ridge section of the trail.

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