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Hooper Road Park

Baton Rouge, LA

Hooper Road Park is a 10 mile trail located near Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the intersection of Hooper Road and Mickens. It connects to Comite River trails which has an additional 5 miles of trails. Used for mountain biking but runners and hikers are welcome too.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Hooper Road Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We hiked this in May 2013 with our kids, 5 and 7. We were celebrating our 7- year old going into complete remission from leukemia! We didn't realize it was a look that had no choice but to finish. It is also primarily a bike trail. Regardless, this was an excellent trail. It was a little hard at the end for our son-the cancer survivor, so I carried him, but our 5-year old ran a lot of it.

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Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Took our three kids (10, 6, and 2 years old) to this trail today. It was so beautiful! Literally two minutes on the trail and we were greeted by armadillo that came right up to us! We saw gators, lizards, a bald eagle, and a cotton mouth snake. It was such a great experience to see such an abundance of wildlife! We took the swamp walk trail from the parking lot and it was mostly Boardwalk through the swamp. Some of the boards were missing or damaged but as long as you're watching your step you'll be fine. Also I was very glad to have our 2 year old in a back pack carrier- the boardwalk would have made it a dangerous hike for the toddler to walk himself. We loved it and will definitely be back!!

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Boy Scout Road
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13 Completed 2 Reviews

My father and I head out to this trail very often to take pictures of the wild life. It's a very easy trail with a path the entire way, and a wooden boardwalk over the bayou. If you come at sunset the bayou is gorgeous and reflects the beautiful hues of the sky.

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Acadiana Park Nature Station
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

The trails at Acadiana Park are pretty nice. They have the old one by the Nature Station, a newer hiking trail off of Shadow Bluff Dr., and Mountain Bike trails near the tennis courts.

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Chicot State Park
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

We left from Lodge #1. We took the main trail (orange blaze) and broke off to see campsite 4, 3 and 2, which made the total hike 23 miles. The trail was very well marked and maintained. It had nice hills on the West side of the lake for South Louisiana. The east side was pretty flat. We saw a lot of hogs and squirrels. Overall, it was a great experience.

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St. Matthius Church Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved walking this trail today with my son and German Shepherd. So Clean and marked so well !!! Can't wait to go again. Kevin B. You did an awesome job!

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Monkey Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Entire trail is a little more than 10 miles long.

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St. Matthius Church Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

this trail is now 10 miles long. great switchbacks up and down small hills. short option is 6.5 miles if you do not cross the creek.

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Hooper Road Park
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Just got back from taking the dogs out on these trails. If your hiking wear proper shoes as it does get a bit mucky in some areas. Gorgeous setting, nicely maintained paths and great variety of elevations and difficulty. The dogs had a ball and Mom got a perfect work out.

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Wild Azalea Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Extremely well maintained trail with plenty of flowing creeks so no worries about packing your water in. The terrain here is very moderate but you'll be going up and down a lot of ridges. I'd recommend beginning your hike at the Valentine Lake Recreation. Much easier to find and you can park right at the trail head. Overall and awesome trail for beginners or seasoned hikers, just go before it gets too hot during the summer.

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