Trying to find the best Louisiana trails? AllTrails has 150 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge or around New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Springfield we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Louisiana state park trails, check out Bogue Chitto State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Comite River Park near Baton Rouge or Kincaid Recreation Area near Elmer. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 112 easy trails in Louisiana ranging from 0.6 to 43 miles and from -6 to 531 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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Great hike for a state like Louisiana. The whole thing took a little under an hour with plenty of time for pictures. Hike is quite muddy at the beginning but become dry later on. There are no views on the trail but there is a small overlook add on that you can do to get a very nice sight. The owners did a great job for making this available to public. Overall a very nice wooded hike to the state highpoint that’s great for all skill levels. Highpoint #15!!

trail running
1 day ago

Muy recomendable, solo faltaría un poquito mejor las señales, me perdí 2 veces jaja y me regrese, realice la ruta por el sendero de las bicicletas pero solo 12k (con las perdidas) en 1:24’
En general muy agradable aunque obvio solitario!!

1 day ago

Easy trail to follow. Only saw two other people. Saw some nice wildlife. The ammo bunkers were interesting and creepy

2 days ago

Perfect hike for March. Saw deer, squirrels, and turtles. Dogwoods were in bloom.

2 days ago

WOW - what a great trail! Incredible variety of geology for Louisiana - from rocky outcroppings to sandy-bottomed steams with cold, clear running water. A mostly easy to follow trail (I’m glad I had this app for a few sections) through old-growth pine forest with some hardwoods mixed in. Blooming wild azaleas and dogwoods round out the scenery. A few modest climbs but all in all, an easy hike through some beautiful scenery.

3 days ago

Late March hike - perfect conditions. Wild azaleas and dogwoods in full bloom. Gently rolling trail through mixed pine/hardwood/magnolia forest. Follow the lake shore with good views. Trail is open to foot traffic and bikes. Highly recommend.

bridge out
3 days ago

We enjoyed this hike , had a tree across a creek you have to cross but pretty easy to do .

5 days ago

We did a day hike of this trail in March 2019, we loved it. It was very clean and very well marked. Some hills offered some challenge, and a few places were muddy but we just hiked off to the side. There were beautiful, fresh spring streams. Watch your step for fire ants, but we didn’t see any hogs or mosquitoes (in March!).

Good trail markings. This is my second time to hike this trail as it's close to where I live. This is by no means what I call a true mountain but this is as close as your going to find in Louisiana. Thank to the land owners for allowing the public to enjoy their land.

Trail was boardwalk or flattened gravel the whole way. Nice, easy walk and a great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of New Orleans for half a day.

TONS of wildlife including gators. Nice and easy trail.

6 days ago

Easy trail with smooth grades and mostly well marked.

Trail was very dry and also devoid of wildlife. Only saw three people.

6 days ago

The last 3 miles of this trail are the best in my opinion. The trail is marked EXTREMELY well. I am deducting a star because there are ALOT of signs of hog damage. We saw a deer and wild turkey today.

Very well marked trail. Lots of fun

7 days ago

wet, but scenic. There are botanical plaques for much of the walk. The boardwalks are beautiful.

7 days ago

Several portions are closed right now due to high water (03/16/2019).

7 days ago

A must do!! Fantastic! You can spend HOURS here (as we did

7 days ago

Really nice trail with some hills. Lots of wetland and lowland areas. Did see some wild hogs out during the hike.

bridge out
7 days ago

well maintained trails. always dry even after rains. Lots of resting spots. back bone ridge,(1 of the trails) is hilly for Evangeline parish. Also has a part that is wheelchair accessible. they also have a nice wetland area.

great trail. Lots to see. Deer, pigs, squirrels, rabbits, armadillos, otters, alligators, wood ducks. Lots of wild flowers blooming right now. spiderwort, phlox, crossvine, morning glory, wild violets, wood sorrel.

Good markings the entire way

9 days ago

it's a decent trail. we started at the east landing trailhead and hiked to campsite 2 the first day, and finished the loop the following day.

day 1, it rained on us all day. east side of the lake had some flooded areas, but nothing past knee level.

once we got closer to the south landing, the trail was less standing water, but sticky mud instead. we chose to road walk from south landing to an emergency exit that led to campsite 2 to avoid some of the mud.

day 2 was mostly dry along the north side of the lake.

We saw a fox! pretty sure we heard a hog, but not positive.

12 days ago

Pros: wide trail, able to hike side by side, few rocks to trip us up
Cons: same view for 1/4 mi, no maps to advise, rather boring
To be fair, it was our last trail of the day and without a wow factor, we gave up.
Trail was high and dry which was welcome after Turpentine Hill.

This trail not cared for like others. I would say it's primitive. Horses had been through recently and made ruts. It was muddy and slippery. I wrenched my ankle trying not to fall. We tried to make it to the vista view but turned around because the only thing we were seeing is where to step.

Lovely hike, lots of interesting elevation changes, stairs to view from buttes, water features, vistas and about 1.5 miles. Took us 1 1/2 hr because of the stops at each butte. Some wet areas but not many. Able to hike entire trail.

This trail used to be a local secret. The last time I hiked it I was with my wife and two 6 year olds and they LOVED it. If someone was to blindfold you and take you to these falls you would never guess you were in Louisiana. Sometimes in a very dry summer the falls can be reduced to a trickle, but in the early spring or late fall when rain is plentiful it is a really cool waterfall, especially for being in Louisiana.

There are actually two waterfalls not just one. While winding along the sandy creek bottom you can find all sorts of creatures from brown crawfish in the water to flying squirrels in trees. There is one VERY STEEP decline (or incline depending on which route you take) that can be slippery and somewhat tricky for beginners. Sit down and “scoot” down if you have to because it’s worth it to continue the trail.

There’s also an overlook on the gravel road to the hiking trail that we used to call “lovers leap”. It used to be a teen hangout spot. It has a nice elevated view of nearby Turkey Creek (known locally as “the brake”). Good sunset views from here.

We took the trail with our 4 kids. It was a bit harder with a jogging stroller but we got halfway thelugh before they tired out. Great trail but really muddy since we’ve had lots of rain.

13 days ago

Very could trail with some hills and pretty views. Well maintained and have benches only near the end. Would be nice to have had benches along other spots to sit and enjoy view of lake.

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