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

7 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.

Well kept and well marked trail for Louisiana!

Tough part is you MUST reserve a primitive campsite (there are 6) and its first cole first serve. Driving 3hrs from NOLA had me worried but we got #6 which was a nice 13mi hike in from southern trail and and finished up around 12 the following day

now... after a rain this trail is an absolute mess as some points. near mile 8 we ended up road walking along the trail to avoid thick mud up to our knees after walling through water up to our shins during mile 7.

You can definite hear cars about 50% of the trail and parts take you right by boat launches so you are not exactly miles from civilization so there is that. but not that bad and you still feel secluded in some parts. kudos to the team taking care of the trail with some handy board walks over water

Saw one white tail dear and that was it

Simple, quick 1 mile hike. Gravel paved trails. Walked it in roughly 20 minutes. If you want a “hike” I’d go somewhere different.

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.

we had a great time.very informative hike easily done even with the wet areas. every body should go.can't believe I live nearby and have never been until now. great job folks.

Beautiful way to enjoy the change seasons. Easy to walk. I have limitations, but still walk it regularly.

Beautiful place. Easy trail to follow and well marked. We will definitely be back.

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

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

18 days ago

Had a great time on this hike with my 7yo. Some moderate inclines. Trail was very well marked. A couple downed trees on the path, but easy to navigate around. We didn't see anyone on the norther sections of the trail. The western section of the trail follows the disc golf course at the park.

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.

Cute little trail. Wanders around a lake and then into a forest. Perfect for testing out gear or bringing kids along.

Cute little trail. Wanders around a lake and then into a forest. Perfect for testing out gear or bringing kids along.

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!

A decent recreation area if I were bringing kids for a picnic and a quick easy hike. But this hike left much to be desired for me.

21 days ago

This trail system was ok. An easy trail, even if the map is somewhat confusing to follow... you won't get lost. It's worth exploring, but if you are not from the area... it isn't worth driving to just for this. I did blackwater conservation area and this in the same day. Both were mediocre in sights, but together made a decent day of hiking.

Great little walk!

on Sugar Cane Trail

22 days ago

trail running
22 days ago

Quiet trail

23 days ago

It’s somewhat of loop that connects with other established trails in the area , which can be confusing at times. This trail is not marked and can be overgrown in areas. A good equestrian trail, a decent hiking trail , don’t know if it would be fun on a mountain bike. It did have a couple of great camping spots and water crossings. Once you cross Hwy 112 and the second major creek crossing the trail get sketchy and hard to find at times. I am not 100% sure the gps I followed was the official trail and eventually just road walked back to the trailhead. It was a fun adventure and I wanted to check it off my “La. hiking bucket list”

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

Easy, wide, well maintained and well marked trail at Fullerton Lake Park.

28 days ago

Took the guided hike. It's quite easy but pretty dang cool. Great, knowledgeable staff as well.

28 days ago

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

A friend and I hiked this trail 12/22/18, and it just started off badly. The entire trail is hella confusing and we literally detrailed several times because either people had no respect for the trail as it originally was, or a four-year old doodled it AND set the markers. In any case, we ended up getting out of the woods and walked along the baseball fields and then the track until we returned to our vehicle at the trailhead. We used the Alltrails's map of the area to find the supposed trail when we got lost. There are some pretty awesome flora and fauna, and there are some nice inclines that are pretty solid; but the confusion of it just makes it unenjoyable. Definitely not recommended.

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.

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