Louisiana March 08, 2018
9 Easy And Beautiful Spring Hikes Everyone In Louisiana Will Love
It’s the perfect time of the year to spend a weekend outdoors, and there are hundreds of trails all across Louisiana to explore. We have some of the best and most beautiful hikes that are perfect this time of year, and you’ll definitely want to check them out!
1. Bodcau Trail (Haughton)
The Bodcau trail is about 2.5-miles and ranked as moderately difficult. It’s great for hiking and biking, and you’ll be surrounded by a great forest setting.
2. Toledo Bend Reservoir Trail (Anacoco)
This 1.6-mile loop trail is great for all skill levels, and at its peak from October until April. You’ll have some breathtaking views of the reservoir from this path, so be sure to bring your camera.
3. White Tail Trail (Homer)
This beautiful 2.6-mile trail will lead you all around Lake Claiborne. As the name suggests, keep your eyes peeled and you just might see a deer or two.
4. Valentina Lake Nature Trail (Elmer)
Located in the Kisatchie National Forest, this 1.8-mile loop trail is perfect for both a leisurely stroll and for avid runners.
5. Restoration Park Trail (West Monroe)
At about a mile and a half, this fun little loop trail can easily be knocked out in under an hour. The trail is filled with boardwalks and bridges and features some of the most beautiful scenery in the area.
6. Arboretum Loop (Turkey Creek)
The Arboretum Loop in Chicot State Park is almost four miles long and features beautiful wildflowers, tons of wildlife, and is great for kids. The boardwalk trails will lead you through some amazing scenery, and keep your eyes peeled for wild hogs, turtles, birds, and more.
7. Northlake Nature Center South Loop (Mandeville)
This loop trail is about two miles and goes through some amazing wetlands and forests. The boardwalk trails will lead you through some stunning scenery while underneath the canopy of the beautiful pine and hardwood forests.
8. Monkey Trail (Keithville)
This trail is a little bit longer, clocking in at 6.5 miles, but it’s certainly worth it. This area features beautiful wildflowers and lovely scenery, but what makes this trail truly unique is the chorus of monkeys you’ll hear in the distance from nearby Chimp Haven!
9. Audubon Park Loop (New Orleans)
Head over to New Orleans to experience this lovely urban oasis. The Audubon Park Loop Trail is just shy of two miles and is perfect for hiking, walking, running, and biking. Come take a stroll underneath the majestic oak trees and take in all the sights and sounds.
Where’s your favorite trail in Louisiana? Let us know in the comments below!
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