Louisiana March 01, 2018
These 7 Simple Trails In Louisiana Are Hidden Gems Waiting To Be Explored
With hundreds of trails to explore, it can be tricky to find the perfect one for you. If you’re looking to spend some time outdoors, but don’t have that much time to dedicate to a lengthy adventure, then these trails are perfect for you.
1. Fontainebleau State Park Swamp Trail
There are a couple of different trails at this state park, but the nature trail is about 1.5 miles and will lead you through the marsh with a chance for seeing wildlife like gators, turtles, snakes, birds, and much more.
2. Stoner Trail
This 2.4-mile loop trail near Shreveport is wonderful for hiking of mountain biking and features lovely river views. The trail was recently repaired, so it’s the perfect time to go check it out.
3. Black Swamp Trail
Located in the heart of Baton Rouge, this 2.2-mile trail is great for all skill levels, especially for kids. You’ll see tons of wildlife along the boardwalk trail, and you’ll be surrounded by some of Louisiana’s prettiest scenery.
4. Longleaf Vista Interpretive Trail
Nestled in the Kisatchie National Forest, the Longleaf Vista Interpretive Trail is a 1.5-mile loop trail located near Cloutierville that features lovely wildflowers and amazing vista views.
5. Driskill Mountain Trail
That’s right, you can climb to the top of a mountain—in Louisiana! The trail in Bienville is just under 2 miles and you’ll climb to an elevation of 535 feet. When you reach the summit, the view is wonderful. It's so great, you’ll think you’ve left Louisiana.
6. White Tail Trail
White Tail Trail is located in Lake Claiborne State park. This 2.6-mile loop trail over in Homer will lead you through some beautiful scenery, including lake views.
7. Hardwood Forest Loop Trail
This little loop trail in the Frenchtown Conservation Area is about 2 miles long and great for all skill levels. You’ll have some great views of the Amite River on your journey.
Have you hiked any of these trails? Planning on hiking one? Let us know in the comments below!