If There Are Only 5 Hikes You Ever Do In Louisiana, Make Them These

What Louisiana lacks in rugged terrain hikes, we make up for in beautiful bayou scenic views. If you’re looking for some of the best hikes in Louisiana, check out the list below. These five hikes range in difficulty, so if you’re new to hiking you can add the more challenging hikes to your goal board. Be sure to click the links under each trail to learn more!

 

What do you think of the best hikes in Louisiana listed here? How many of these trails have you hiked? Are there other trails you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear your feedback. And be sure to check out our other favorite hiking pieces, including forest trails, trails less than two miles, and our favorite swamp trails in Louisiana.

Address: 3469 Chicot Park Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586, USA
Address: Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana 71433, USA
Address: 6588 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
Address: Tammany Trace Bike Trail, Covington, LA, USA
Address: 7835 Caddo Dr, Keithville, LA 71047, USA

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Best Hikes In Louisiana

March 11, 2022

Are there any easy or kid-friendly hikes in Louisiana?

Not all hikes around the state are family-friendly, but we have put together a list of five trails that are one mile and under and easy enough for kids. In Tickfaw State Park, you can find the family-friendly Cut Through Trail through the forest. You can enjoy the wildflowers found along this hike. At the LSU Botanical Gardens, take a hike along the Learning Tree Trail, a half-mile loop that’s perfect for children. You can learn more about these and a few other kid-friendly hikes in this post.

What are some of the most scenic hikes in Louisiana?

Sure there are plenty of trails to get exercise around the Bayou State but not all of them are scenic. If you are looking for hiking trails with gorgeous scenery and views, read our post: These 8 Louisiana Hiking Spots Are Out Of This World. Use this as your guide and start making plans to places like Grand Isle to hike the Grand Isle Birding Trail, the Jean Lafitte National Park for the Barataria Preserve Trails, and more. 

Are there any waterfall hikes in Louisiana?

If you want waterfall hikes, Louisiana has waterfall hikes! Located within the J.C. “Sonny” Gilbert Wildlife Management Area in Catahoula Parish, you can hike to a gorgeous waterfall known as Rock Falls. The trail to get there is rather easy and relatively short and you can read more about it in this article. It’s one of the best waterfall hikes in Louisiana.

Address: 3469 Chicot Park Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586, USA
Address: Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana 71433, USA
Address: 6588 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
Address: Tammany Trace Bike Trail, Covington, LA, USA
Address: 7835 Caddo Dr, Keithville, LA 71047, USA

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