Explore the most popular 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.

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nature trips
2 days ago

Saw a Bobcat at bottom of observation tower.

hiking
3 days ago

Easy trail really but not well maintained which makes it a little overgrown. The bridge crossing the river is washed out. Watch out for spider webs all over the trail as it is overgrown and closed in. It is muddy especially after a rain.

The road for the trails was closed. We were able to see the historic area but we drove an hour for wildflowers and couldnt access the trails.

Well maintained trail with plenty to see. Two Butte formations and a little waterfall are the highlights of this trail.

Beautiful gardens!

backpacking
7 days ago

First cool day of fall. Great hike after such a hot summer. The trail was a bit overgrown, a little tight in a spot or two, from summer growth, but no big problems. Camped at an overlook of Bayou Cypre...had a great sunrise.

Wildlife everywhere

hiking
7 days ago

Watch for spider webs for the first half . There are gators to the left at the very end of the trail loop. Look for a road and a pier that walks you out to a small lake. They swam up to us from a pier expecting snacks. Saw one dead snake. No elevation changes. The trail is kept up.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Got rained out so didnt get to experience the entire system. From what I was able to ride, the trail has great potential. It needs better markings. Some areas are not passable, there is one spot that a road crew shoved debris onto the trail and ruined the section. There is a fallen tree at the bottom of a drop that just needs to be cut. If you're hiking, these arent exactly issues. Make sure you have some serious mosquito spray, they are aggressive.

trail running
7 days ago

Nice easy trail for running. A few roots you need to watch for. Most of the trail is hard packed sand when dry. A few areas with grass but pretty short. Hiker reported snake on trail but I didn’t see any.

Nice, easy trail. A little overgrown in parts but easy to follow. Trail head is accessed through a campground. Two dogs were in our group and they made it fine.

VERY buggy (skeeters) and muddy, with little change in either scenery or elevation. Was happy to check it out since it’s so close to New Orleans but probably won’t return. Only saw two mountain bikers so that wasn’t an issue at all.

This is a nice easy trail..... very clean !!!

hiking
10 days ago

Was startled by a Coral snake at the Jordan Mt. lookout, but other than that it was still a nice hike.

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.

Really like this hike. Be careful if bringing dogs, my dog likes the water and likes to get in when he sees it. Gators wait by the shore for something in the water. Thankfully I knew to watch carefully and kept him close.

Also saw a copperhead, a water snake and 5 of 6 hogs. Great wildlife. Tends to flood a little bit but was still able to hike it all.

The yellow trail (cottonwood trail) was covered in burr grass, the burr grass seeds got stuck in our dogs fur and covered our shoes.

Great spot but bring the bug spray! Trails are clearly marked and well-maintained. I was told a good time to visit is in April when the flowers are in bloom.

backpacking
13 days ago

Love this 24 mile National Recreational Trail located in the Kisatchie National Forest. Cold clear spring creeks for water sources. Has some challenging hilly sections. Know as a great shakedown trail before you go on other hikes, I think it’s great for enjoying the awesomeness of his Central Louisiana forest.

it was a easy trail. enjoyed it very much.

Great place !! Fun trails .. Beach trail is a plus!! Kid friendly !!

Not fun at all. The trail is not used often so it is a maze of brush and hidden spider webs. Went in about 0.25 miles and decided to turn around when reaching the fifth spider web infested obstacle that completely blocked the trail. Wish I had seen previous reviews prior to arriving to the park.

hiking
17 days ago

This is my first time to this site and first review. A friend of mine posted the other day on Facebook that she was on the hiking trail...something I hadn't thought about in years. I actually built it in the summer of 1999 as a 21 year old college intern. The nature trail was already there. It was a miserable task and I questioned my sanity multiple times (especially after finding ticks on my leg, swamping a four wheeler, and getting lost). There was no gps to go by then, just a measuring wheel, compass, machete, and flagging tape. After running into an impenetrable stand of kudzu, we decided the only way to do this was with heavy equipment. So for the rest of the summer I squeezed behind an operator in a cherry picker and we plowed our way through until two loops were made, complete with a path to area 3 and a path to Cane Bayou. Then it was bush hogged and cleared. I'm so glad that something I did then as a kid - part of a project that was though of on the fly - has brought so many people enjoyment. Hope you enjoy the pics.

A unique stop. I'm glad we took the time to stop and take a look. If you are not from the SE, be prepared for the humidity!

It was pretty amazing for the fact that it is just the highest point in Louisianan. Getting to it is a little difficult because of losing cell service but other than that it was fun many people were hiking it!

mountain biking
22 days ago

I live local to the track. Has plenty for all kinds of riders. Plenty trails and pretty well kept up. Recommend over most trails in Louisiana!!

mountain biking
22 days ago

Didn’t care for it.

Took a while to get out here but once I did it was great. The trail is for the most part clearly marked with some really worthwhile sites. I’m anxious to go back

I came out here for a trail run and spent a good deal of my run looking for the trail and the rest of it trying not to get bitten by the enormous spiders. This may be a good hiking trail but it’s horrible for running. I was covered with webs and feeling defeated at 3 miles in, when the trail disappeared on me. Ran in a circle for a bit then used my gps to navigate back to my vehicle.

Don’t go, there are better trails available, with better sites to behold. Go to Chicot or Sam Houston

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