There are some truly beautiful natural places to explore in Louisiana, and if you’re looking for a hiking bucket list, well this is it. We’ve combed all of the various places to take a wonderful walk or hike in Louisiana and come up with the best. Check them out:
1. Driskill Mtn Trail, Bienville, LA
Soar to the highest height in Louisiana. Sure, it's only 535 feet, but when you have a view in this state, it's definitely worth something.
2. Grand Isle Birding Trail, Grand Isle
While migratory bird season is when this trail really shines, it's a beautiful walk all year round on Grand Isle.
3. Kiroli Park Trails, West Monroe
This is a favorite park in the entire Monroe area because of its bountiful opportunities for locals and visitors alike to enjoy nature.
4. Louisiana State Arboretum Trail, Ville Platte
This interpretive trail is a great place to bring kids and help them get to know all of the wildlife and plants that populate this region of Louisiana.
5. Peveto Woods Bird and Butterfly Sanctuaries, Cameron
You'll be in for a treat once you navigate to these unique sanctuaries that are home to so many wildlife in the area.
6. Lake Claiborne State Park Trail, Homer
Pay a visit to Lake Claiborne State Park if you want a nicely maintained trail along one of the most beautiful lakes in all of Louisiana.
7. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge
You’ll find some excellent boardwalk trails for the whole family at this Baton Rouge nature center, located at 10503 N Oak Hills Pkwy.
8. Port Hudson State Historic Site Trail, Jackson
You'll be in for a treat at this trail, where you'll find both historical markers and beautiful nature.
9. Wetlands Walkway, Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
This amazing walkway is completely beautiful and part of the epic Creole Nature Trail that is a must do for anyone who loves Louisiana.
10. Big Cypress Trail, Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge
You will simply be amazed by the incredible cypress trees that populate this area northwest of St. Francisville.
11. Palmetto Boardwalk Trail, Jean Lafitte National Park
You’ll be charmed by the unique set of trails at this park near New Orleans, where you'll have to work hard to not spot at least one alligator.
12. Black Bayou NWR, Monroe
There are some idyllic scenes in store for those who explore the trails at Black Bayou.
13. Caroline Dormon Trail, Kisatchie National Forest
One of the most popular and beautiful trails in all of the Kisatchie National Forest, there's truly something for everything in store here.
14. Chicot State Park Trail, Ville Platte
One of the longest trails in all of the State Parks of Louisiana, the trail at Chicot leads you to some truly amazing places.
15. Wild Azalea Trail, Kisatchie National Forest
This 19.2 mile trail is well marked and easy for those who struggle with lots of ups and downs.