Louisiana August 03, 2018
9 Wonderfully Scenic Hikes In Louisiana Almost Anyone Can Do
Even though it’s hot outside, that doesn’t mean you have to stay locked up indoors! While the comfort of the A/C may be refreshing, it’s important to get outside and explore this beautiful state of ours. Next time you’re looking for an adventure, check out one of these wonderfully scenic hikes almost anyone can do.
1. Gorge Run Trail
Located in Bogue Chitto State Park, this trail is just over six miles long and many believe this is one of the best trails in southeastern Louisiana. Along the way, you’ll have some lovely views of the Bogue Chitto River while hiking through the rolling hills.
Address: 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, LA 70438
2. Glenn Emery Trail
The Glenn Emery Trail is just about four miles long and has beautiful views of Stuart Lake. It's perfect for those wanting to immerse themselves in the forest. The trail is clearly marked and great for all ages.
3. Gum Cypress Trail
The Gum Cypress Trail is located within Tickfaw State Park and is an easy half-mile loop that nearly everyone can do. You’ll walk along the boardwalk trail underneath canopies of trees, listening to the birds chirping as sunlight peeks through the leaves. Sounds peaceful, right?
Address: 27225 Patterson Rd., Springfield, LA 70462
4. Stoner Trail
Located near Shreveport, this trail is about 2.5 miles and runs along the Red River. It’s a perfect trail for both mountain bikers and casual hikers - just be mindful of each other and share the trails.
Address: 857 East Stoner Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104
5. Longleaf Vista Trail
Nestled within the Kisatchie National Forest, this 1.5-mile loop trail features some amazing rock formations and offers some of the most stunning treetop views in Louisiana. The terrain can be a bit more rugged than what you’re used to in Louisiana, but for these views, it’s well worth it.
6. Bayou Sauvage Ridge Trail
This trail is just shy of seven miles and is great for all ages. The boardwalk trail allows visitors a glimpse into Louisiana’s wetlands, and it’s also a favorite destination for birdwatchers.
Address: 61389 LA-434, Lacombe, LA 70445
7. Woodlands Trail
This four-mile trail over in Belle Chasse is perfect for history buffs. At the end of the path, you’ll come across several abandoned ammunition magazines, left over from WWII.
Address: 449 F Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse, LA 70037
8. Northlake Nature Center Trails
There are three trails at the Northlake Nature Center, each one is less than two miles long and offers beautiful scenic views along the way. From views of Savanna Lake to Bayou and marsh, you’ll see it all here.
Address: 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA 70448
9. Lake Martin Levee Trail
This trail is about 5.5 miles and wraps around the beautiful Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge. You’ll have the opportunity to see scores of wildlife - just remember to bring the bug spray!
Where’s your favorite place to hike in Louisiana? The Bayou State is filled with fantastic options and we always love to hear from you! Share your suggestions in the comments below.