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3 Best Hiking Trails in New Orleans, LA

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in New Orleans, Louisiana. All of our hiking trails actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

COUTURIE FOREST

1009 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124 DIRECTIONS

Since 1854

Here’s The Deal:
Couturie Forest is one of the best hiking areas in New Orleans. The park is the best place to escape without ever leaving the city. The 60-acre couturier forest is a paradise for nature-lover packed with native trees, scenic rivers, and exciting wildlife, all in New Orleans' heart. The forest is a great place to walk with your children, friends, and family. You can see endless varieties of trees, fish, and birds across the trails and scenic rivers. It is easy to get in some exercise and learn about the park's beautiful, natural scenery. The trails are well kept, and there are several seating areas along the lagoon. Visitors can walk through the hiking trails filled with Louisiana wildlife. There are many hidden treasures to explore down some of these trails.

SPECIALTY:
Outdoor Activities, Nature Trails, Parks, Biking, Hiking, Walking, Natural Landscape, Bird Watching, Forest, Kid Friendly, Horseback Riding, Waterways, Birding, Beach & Wild Flowers

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Mon-Sun: 7am - 5:30pm

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BAYOU SAUVAGE NWR RIDGE TRAIL & BOARDWALK

20876 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, LA 70129 DIRECTIONS

Since 1990

Here’s The Deal:
Bayou Sauvage NWR Ridge Trail & Boardwalk is one of the most historically fascinating attractions in the region. It is unknown and seldom visited, although it covers more than 24,000 acres. Tens of thousands of people visit the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge. As far as the eye can see, Bayou Sauvage provides streets of fresh and brackish (a mixture of new and saltwater) marshes and coastal hardwood forests. Ridge Trail includes an interpretive boardwalk path, restrooms, and a picnic pavilion, which is 1/2 mile long. A 2/3 mile long waterfront interpretive loop trail offers views of the bottomland hardwood forest and marsh ecosystems. The nature trails are well maintained, and the plants and trees are labeled. Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge has parking facilities for visitors.

SPECIALTY:
Walking, Hiking, Biking Trails, Kid-Friendly, Youth Waterfowl Hunting, Self-Guided Tours, Birding, Wild Flowers, Horseback Riding, Beach, Forest, Wildlife Viewing, Environmental Educational Programs, Bird-Watching, Nature, and Park, Ponds & Fishing

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BARATARIA PRESERVE VISITOR CENTER

6588 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero, New Orleans, LA 70072 DIRECTIONS

Here’s The Deal:
Barataria Preserve Visitor Center is located in Marrero, LA. It is the 23,000 acres of wild Louisiana wetlands with dirt trails, a boardwalk, and environmental education center. The wildlife of the preserve includes alligators and over 200 species of birds. The visitor center has exhibits highlighting how the Mississippi River built Louisiana's wetlands. Kids at the preserve can enjoy the Junior Ranger program, and Ranger programs are available regularly. The environmental education center brings field trips and special programs for visitors. Reservations are required for programs at the environmental education center. Barataria Preserve Visitor Center is located 8.8 miles from downtown New Orleans, LA.

SPECIALTY:
Hiking, Visitor center, Plants and Animals, Education, Active Trails, Self Guided Tour, Picnic Areas, Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Viewing

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Wed-Sun: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Mon-Tue: Closed

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