Louisiana Nature October 17, 2017
7 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In Louisiana With A Spectacular End View
There are tons of short and sweet trails in Louisiana that you could knock out in an hour or two, and fall is the perfect time to explore some of these trails. Keep reading for some of the best short hikes that are perfect for fall that have spectacular views.
1. Driskill Mountain Trail
Driskill Mountain is the highest natural summit in Louisiana, clocking in at 535 feet. The trail access is near Mount Zion Church in Bienville Parish, and the trail is about 2 miles long. When you get to the top, you’ll have wonderful views of the area. There’s also a few fun geocaches, so plan some time for finding them!
2. Longleaf Vista Trail
The Longleaf Vista Trail is a 1.5-mile loop trail near Cloutierville that’s perfect for a fall day. The hilly terrain is challenging and the vista views are so breathtaking you’ll forget you’re in Louisiana for a minute.
3. Bayou Coquille Trail
You can find this trail in Barataria Preserve in Marrero. At the end of the 2-mile trail the swamp opens up to a beautiful marsh overlook where, on a clear day, you could see for miles.
4. Woodland Trail
Located in the Lake D’Arbonne State Park, the Woodland Trail is a 2.6-mile loop trail that offers stunning views of Lake D’Arbonne.
5. Sugar Cane Trail
One of the longer trails on this list, the Sugar Cane Trail is a 6.4-mile loop trail that circles around Upper Caney Lake near Minden. The trail is well marked and known for deer sightings, so keep your eyes peeled! You’ll have several beautiful views of the lake along your hike, and a few good climbs to keep your hike interesting.
6. Old Fields Trail
Old Fields Trail is located in Camp Salmen Nature Park that’s about 1.8 miles long and is filled with beautiful wildflowers and tons of wildlife. There are a couple of trails at Camp Salmen that are all filled with equally pretty views.
7. Lake Martin Swamp Trail
This 3.2-mile loop trail near Breaux Bridge that offers the chance to see tons of wildlife and some jaw dropping views of Lake Martin.
How many of these trails have you done? Let us know in the comments below!