Louisiana December 26, 2017
These 7 Trails In Louisiana Are Easy To Hike Year Round
We’re lucky that we don’t experience the harsh winters of the north, because that means we can play outdoors year round. With 2018 a week away, you’re probably setting your resolutions and goals for the new year, and if one of them happens to be to get outdoors more, consider these awesome trails that are perfect year round.
1. Lake Chicot Loop Trail
This 18-mile loop trail is perfect to hike year round and it's filled with beautiful swamp and wildlife views. The trail is in Lake Chicot State Park, which is located at 3469 Chicot Park Road Ville Platte, LA 70586.
2 Woodland Trail
The Woodland Trail is a 2.6-mile loop trail in Lake D’Arbonne State Park. You’ll have amazing views of the lake as you walk through the piney forest and rolling hills. (3628 Evergreen Road, Farmerville, Louisiana 71222)
3 White Tail Trail
This 2.6-mile loop trail in Homer is perfect for a quick nature walk through some beautiful scenery. Find it in the Lake Claiborne State Park at 225 State Park Rd, Homer, LA 71040.
4 Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway
This 17-mile point-to-point trail nestled in the Kisatchie National Forest offers stunning overlooks that you won’t find anywhere else. There are also several trails that run off of this trail if you’re in the mood for exploring.
5 Acadiana Park Nature Station
The Acadiana Park Nature Trail is a 150-acre tract of land with more than 5 miles of hiking trails to explore. The staff is also extremely knowledgeable and there’s a visitor’s center where you can learn more about the area. Find it at 1205 E Alexander St, Lafayette, LA 70501.
6. Tammany Trace
The Tammany Trace is nearly 30 miles long and runs through five towns on the northshore: Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs, Lacombe, and Slidell. The trail is completely paved, making it the perfect year round trail. You can hop on and hop off at multiple points, and it’s also great for rollerblading and biking.
7. Fontainebleau State Park
There are two trails over at Fontainebleau State Park. One is a 4.8-mile hiking trail and one is a nature trail that is just over a mile. The nature trail will lead you through the marsh, ending in a spectacular viewing platform where you can see for miles on a clear day.
How many of these trails have you explored? Let us know in the comments below!