Dayhikes

Below is a "complete" list of trails, under 10 miles, that are good for most hikers. Please review the information for each trail including rules and regulations. Always be prepared for the weather and bring water, EVEN FOR SHORT HIKES!

Trails near Shreveport

Trails near Monroe

Trails near Alexandria

1. North Toledo Bend State Park (5.5 miles)

2. Backbone Trail (7.5 miles)

3. Turpentine Trailhead (1.2 miles)

4. Longleaf Vista Trail (1.2 miles)

5. Glenn Emery Trail (2.4 miles)

6. Water Hickory Trail (1.1 miles)

7. Valentine Lake Loop Trail (3 miles)

8. Kincaid Loop (7 miles)

9. Indian Creek Loop (3.3 miles)

10. Fullerton Mill Trail (2 miles)

11. Blue Hole (1 mile)

12. Louisiana State Arboretum (4.5 miles)

13. Lakeshore Trail (7 miles)

Trails near Lake Charles

1. Sam Houston Jones State Park (8 miles)

2. Peveto Woods Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary (1.3 miles)

3. Sabine NWR (2.5 miles) 

4. Cameron Prairie Levee Walk (4.2 miles)

5. Lacassine Levee Walk (3 miles)

Trails near Lafayette

1. Acadiana Park Nature Station (6 miles) 

2. Lake Martin Loop (5 miles)

3. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park (5.7 miles)

Trails near Baton Rouge

1. Tunica Hills WMA Trails A, B, C (3-4 miles each)

2. Cat Island NWR (3 miles)

3. MaryAnn Brown Nature Preserve (2 miles)

4. Port Hudson State Historic Site (6 miles)

5. Sandy Creek Community Park (4 miles)

6. Hooper Road Park (5.5 miles)

7. Comite River Park (5 miles)

8. Blackwater Conservation Area (1.5 miles)

9. Frenchtown Road Conservation Area (3 miles)

10. LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens (4 miles)

11. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (1 mile)

12. Kendalwood Road Conservation Area (1.5 mile)

13. Tickfaw State Park (6.5 miles)

14. The Beast (5.8 miles)

Trails near New Orleans

1. Bogue Chitto State Park (5 miles)

2. Lake Ramsey Preserve (1.2 miles)

3. Northlake Nature Center (4 miles)

4. Fontainebleau State Park (6 miles)

5. Boy Scout Road Trail (4.5 miles)

6. Camp Salmen Nature Park (3.3 miles) 

7. Bayou Sauvage NWR (7 miles) 

8. Bonnet Carre Spillway Bike Trail (5 miles)

9. Lafitte Greenway (2.6 miles)

10. Woodlands Conservancy (5.5 miles)

11. Barataria Preserve (8.5 miles)

12. Lafitte Woods Preserve (2 miles)