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Easy, but not bad for a afternoon hike... Bring bug spray

Trail was peaceful, definitely bring bug spray(the wipes worked great), nice scenery, saw turtles, turkeys and a deer. Nice splash pad to cool off. My only complaint is the trail could use more markings. We came to several spots where trails split and directional markings would have helped a lot. We had to backtrack several times.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Fantastic trail with great views. Good for backpacking and camping off on your own, or day hiking.

Lots of elevation changes, but not too tough. You share the trail with mountain bikers, but I haven't had any problems with it. I simply step aside.

Very peaceful in the off season (Jan, Feb) I've not gone any other time.

8 days ago

Pretty solid trail for what it is. The water is very limited for half of the loop so bring plenty of water. The trail tends to be muddy and overgrown so I'd recommend pants and change of socks.

8 days ago

Half of Hodges Gardens is already inaccessible while they're in the process of closing down completely. It was nice to walk around the other half, but that area is no longer as well maintained as it used to be.

8 days ago

September: The trail has LOTS of banana spiders out right now. Had to turn around a half mile in after encountering about 20 large webs.

Awesome little hiking trail and very nice outdoor rec area. Always a good time.

Pretty nice for a south Louisiana jaunt.

10 days ago

Solid moderate distance, nice and defined changes of scenery, plus church bells and the occasional chorus of monkeys in the distance. how could I NOT rate this 5 stars??

Mostly paved wouldnt exactly call it a trail, but make no mistake this place was beautiful and is more than worth checking out.

Did it one day. Nice hike with a lot of changes in elevation. Kinda a rollercoaster. Also a ton of blind curves and short sight lines. Hikers stay alert. I had 6 mountain bikes come up on me really fast. Would not recommend earphones.

Bikers, put a bell or something that makes noise on your bikes, please.

Very nice garden with peacocks, a tea house, bird cages, statues, a few fountains, and a few buildings. A restaurant overlooks the lake. Yearly memberships are very affordable. Tour of the house is available.