Located in the US, the hiking in Louisiana offers a half-dozen good hiking route options. The best Louisiana hiking based on popularity are considered to be Wild Azalea Trail, Kincaide Lakeshore Trail, Lake Bistineau State Park, Claiborne Trail, and Dorman Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Louisiana hiking trail below.
West of Alexandria near Gardner in the Kisatchie National Forest, the 31 mile Wild Azalea Trail is one of the most spectacular hiking routes in the state. The hiking route is lined with azaleas, dogwoods and magnolias as it rolls through upland harwood forests, pine stands and cypress bogs.
West of Alexandria in the Kisatchie National Forest, the Kincaid Lakeshore Trail is considered to be the most scenic and difficult hiking trail in the Forest. It winds for 10 miles along the eastern shore of Kincaid Lake through oak, hikory and beech forests.
Southeast of Shreveport near Bossier City, the Lake Bistineau State Park has a new 8 mile Adventure Trail. This narrow hiking trail winds through the dense forests and along the bayous of this scenic area. The trail is hardpacked dirt and pine needles.
Southwest of Natchitoches in the Kisatchie National Forest, the Caroline Dorman Trail is a 13 mile hiking route traverses the rugged terrain of the Kisatchie National Forest. The route is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.