Louisiana March 10, 2018
5 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes In Louisiana That Are 1 Mile And Under
The weather is just too perfect to be spending your weekend indoors. There are hundreds of trails in Louisiana that both you and the kids will enjoy, so pack a lunch and head over to these kid-friendly trails, all of which are under a mile in length.
1. Cut Through Trail
Located in Tickfaw State Park, this trail is just shy of a mile and features beautiful wildflowers surrounded by a forest setting. It’s a connecting trail between the Nature Center and the Gum Cypress Trail, so if you feel the need to do more exploring, you can access the other trail easily.
Address: 27225 Patterson Rd., Springfield, LA 70462
2. Learning Tree Trail
This fun little loop trail is half a mile long and easy for kids of all ages. As part of the LSU Botanical Gardens, there are also several activities for educational opportunities.
Address: 4560 Essen Ln., Baton Rouge, LA 70809
3. The Nature Trail at Fairview Riverside State Park
At only about 0.2 miles, it’s one of the shortest on this list, but don’t let that deter you! This lovely boardwalk trail has amazing views of the Tchefuncte River and the opportunity for the little ones to see birds, turtles, and maybe even a few otters!
Address: 119 Fairview Dr., Madisonville, LA 70447
4. Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
Kids will absolutely love this nature park. There are over five miles of trails to explore, picnic areas, an herb garden, an outdoor aviary, and an interpretive building with three rooms of live animals and exhibits. From the tiniest tot to adults, everyone will have a blast here.
Address: 8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd., Shreveport, LA 71107
5. Barataria Preserve
There are several trails at the Barataria Preserve, so you can mix and match based on your little one’s energy level. They will love the boardwalk trails and the chance of seeing turtles, alligators, and birds in the wild!
Address: 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, LA 70073
What’s your favorite trail to explore with your kids? Let us know in the comments below!