Louisiana May 27, 2018
9 Low-Key Hikes In Louisiana With Amazing Payoffs
Since Louisiana is relatively flat, most of our hikes are pretty low-key, but there is a handful that offer stunning views that everyone should see. In no particular order, here are some of our favorite low-key hikes in Louisiana with amazing payoffs.
1. Lake Chicot Loop Trail
The loop trail over at Chico State Park is a little over 17 miles, but you don’t have to hike the entire thing if you’re not in the mood. The trail completely encircles the lake and the views along the way are simply breathtaking. Address: 3469 Chico Park Rd., Ville Platte, LA 70586.
2. Backbone Trail
The Backbone Trail is just one of the dozens of trails that meander through the Kisatchie National Forest. This trail is almost 10 miles long and offers stunning treetop views that’ll make you second guess if you’re still in Louisiana. Address: Montrose Rd., Natchitoches, LA 71457
3. Acadiana Park Nature Station Trail
With over five miles of hiking trails, you’re sure to have a wonderful experience over at the Acadiana Park Nature Station. Some of the trails wind around the Dan Deballion Canal and offer mesmerizing scenery along the way. Address: 1205 E Alexander St., Lafayette, LA 70501
4. Tickfaw State Park Trails
There are four trails to choose from over at Tickfaw State Park, with three of them under a mile. Each one offers absolutely beautiful scenery for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. Address: 27225 Patterson Rd., Springfield, LA 70462.
5. Boy Scout Road Trail
The trail will take you through Big Branch Wildlife Refuge, surrounded by beautiful oak trees, a marsh overlook, and tons of wildlife. Address: 61389 LA-434, Lacombe, LA 70445
6. Woodland Trail
The Woodland Trail is located in Lake D’Arbonne State Park, and this 2.5-mile loop trail has some stunning views of the lake. Address: 3628 Par Rd. 4410, Farmerville, LA 71241
7. Driskill Mountain Trail
Driskill Mountain is located near Bienville and is the highest natural summit in the state. The trail is just shy of two miles and is a quick and easy hike that’s perfect for an afternoon adventure.
8. Lake Martin Levee Trail
If you’ve never been to Lake Martin, put this trail at the top of your list. The out-and-back trail is about 5.5 miles and offers excellent wildlife viewing. Address: 1209 Rookery Rd., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517.
9. Barataria Preserve
There are dozens of trails over at Barataria Preserve, each under two miles so you can mix and match depending on your schedule. The Bayou Coquille Trail will lead you through some of Louisiana’s most beautiful scenery and ends in a stunning marsh overlook. Address: 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, LA 70073.
How many of these hikes have you been on? Are there other low-key hikes that you love? Let us know in the comments below!
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