9 Wonderfully Scenic Hikes In Louisiana Almost Anyone Can Do
By Jackie Ann|Updated on April 22, 2022(Originally published April 17, 2022)
Louisiana native and LSU Alum (Geaux Tigers!), Jackie has lived in Louisiana for over three decades and currently lives in New Orleans. She's been writing for OnlyInYourState since 2016 and can often be found with a coffee at her side, dreaming of her next adventure.
Here in Louisiana, you’ll find no shortage of beautiful landscapes. The best way to get out there and explore Louisiana’s natural beauty is to hike through it. Fortunately, you’ll discover trails that are not only easy to access but relatively easy as well. Below we’ve outlined some of the best hikes in Louisiana and we think you’ll find at least a few to pique your interest. So the next time you’re looking for an adventure, check out one of these wonderfully scenic hikes that almost anyone can do. And most importantly, have fun!
Where’s your favorite place to hike in Louisiana? Do you agree that these are some of the best hikes in Louisiana? If we missed any of your favorites, please share them with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you! Looking for even more outdoor adventures in the Bayou State? Check out our Ultimate Guide For Louisianans Who Are Obsessed With Nature — there’s something on the list for everyone!
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What are the best kid-friendly trails in Louisiana?
Hiking in Louisiana is always a good idea, but if you're traveling with the little ones in tow, you're probably looking for short-and-sweet trails that also aren't too strenuous. Well, you've come to the right place! We've pinpointed several family-friendly trails in Louisiana that even the tiniest explorers will enjoy. Head to Tickfaw State Park in Springfield and take the Cut Through Trail for a scenic hike that only measures one mile. Next up would be the Learning Tree Trail at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. It's a delightful little loop trail that only measures 0.5 miles and promises to be educational for all ages. Some other kid-friendly trails in Louisiana include the Nature Trail at Fairview Riverside State Park, Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park in Shreveport, and Barataria Preserve in Marrero. Learn more about some of our favorite kid-friendly trails in Louisiana.