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Best trails in Louisiana

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Trying to find the best Louisiana trails? AllTrails has 181 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. If you're looking for the best trails around New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Springfield, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 146 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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Map of trails in Louisiana
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#1 - Bogue Chitto State Park Gorge Run Trail
Bogue Chitto State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Note: $3 per person entry fee The trail is a little washed out from recent rains and there was one small part where you will have to walk through an inch or 2 deep water. There is also part of the trail closed for maintenance, if you park at the trail head and go west you will end up having to walk on the road till just past the equestrian parking and then you can get back on the trail but it’s not too far. Also, make sure you go check out the beach and take a dip in the river, the water is nice right now! Definitely arm yourself with the best bug spray that you can because the bugs can be aggressive! Show more
#2 - Longleaf Vista Road to Backbone Trail
Kisatchie National Forest
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
Many may be surprised by the beautiful piece of the Kisatchie Forest that features rocky hills and scenic overlooks. The trail is in good shape and Fall colors give you plenty of scenery along the way. Be prepared for walking on rocky terrain, fairly steep ascents and descents, and creek crossings. Perfect for an overnighter or a long weekend. Also note that the blazes change colors but they are all the same trail. Show more
#3 - Palmetto, Bayou Coquille and Marsh Overlook
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Note: As of October 3, 2020 users have reported that the Palmetto section is closed for maintenance. You can still do the hike if you skip down to the Bayou Coquille section of the route. Most of the trail is shaded. Along the way there are points of interest you can call a phone # and it gives you history! A beautiful swampy boardwalk trail. Lots of wildlife, including gators. Show more
#4 - Lake Chicot Loop Trail
Chicot State Park
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Length: 17.3 mi • Est. 7 h 28 m
Note: As of October 2020, portions are this trail are closed. It is reported that you can only go 2 miles in and out (the south landing to the first major bridge), the rest of this trail is closed.Show more
#5 - Longleaf Vista Interpretive Trail
Kisatchie National Forest
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 40 m
Mostly paved nature trail loop through some of the most scenic vistas in Louisiana. This area has lots of open Longleaf Pine and some very interesting mesa-like geology that creates steep flat-topped hills that offer awesome sweeping views.Show more
#6 - Cane Bayou Track
Fontainebleau State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Cane Bayou is the perfect adventure for anyone looking to get off the beaten path when in New Orleans. Just an hour north of New Orleans, Cane Bayou takes you through the brackish marsh with lots of good fishing holes, straight to the salt water of Lake Pontchartrain. Birders will love the Osprey and Horned Owl's nests. Nature lovers will enjoy seeing alligators in their natural habitat. Rent a kayak and get some bait from Bayou Adventure in Lacombe and you'll be set for the day! Show more
#7 - Boy Scout Road
Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This hike is through part of the Big Branch Wildlife Refuge. Most of the hike is on a well maintained roadway. The road is only open to hikers and mountain bikes. There are also a few side trails of the main trail. The hike travels through wooded areas, swamps and marshes. There is an abundance of wildlife to be observed. A wide variety of flora can also be found in this area. This area is subject to controlled burns to control under brush and possibly invasive species. Mosquitos and ticks can be a problem in warmer months. There are some very interesting migratory birds here in the winter months.Show more
#8 - Tunica Hills C Trail
Tunica Hills State Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. Well marked with orange blazes. About 1 mile in north along a stream (feet may get wet) then an arrow (easy to miss) points to the right back into the forest for about a mile to the east, and then back south along an atv trail and along the road back to the trailhead. If it has rained you may need AWD to reach the trailhead.Show more
#9 - Lakeshore Mountain Bike Trail
Shreveport, Louisiana
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
This trail is now open to the public via the church.Show more
#10 - Monkey Trail
Eddie D. Jones Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
NOTE: The trail is closed Monday, Tuesday, and Holidays. It is open from 8am-5pm on Saturday and 1-5pm on Sunday.Show more
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