50 Hikes in Louisiana: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks in the Bayou State

Overview

Louisiana isn't just swamp and Mardi Gras-far from it. The "Sportsman's Paradise" state actually has a surprising variety of terrain, ranging from piney woods and cheniers (wooded swampland ridges to the west of Baton Rouge) to the hilly central and northern portions of the state. In fact, you might also be surprised at the hiking opportunities offered by the watery, and endangered, tidal marshes that meet the Gulf of Mexico. The state's varied habitats provide an ideal home for a wide range of animals and ...
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Overview

Louisiana isn't just swamp and Mardi Gras-far from it. The "Sportsman's Paradise" state actually has a surprising variety of terrain, ranging from piney woods and cheniers (wooded swampland ridges to the west of Baton Rouge) to the hilly central and northern portions of the state. In fact, you might also be surprised at the hiking opportunities offered by the watery, and endangered, tidal marshes that meet the Gulf of Mexico. The state's varied habitats provide an ideal home for a wide range of animals and plants, from ospreys to wintering waterfowl, from wild azalea to night-blooming jasmine.
The hikes in this new title in the acclaimed 50 Hikes series range in length from .5 to 31 miles, from a casual stroll to a 3- to 4-day backpack. An overview chart makes it easy to choose a hike for every ability. Each hike description includes mile-by-mile directions, information on hiking time, mileage, and trail conditions, and knowledgeable commentary on the human and natural history you'll encounter along the way.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881505986
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: 50 Hikes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Sales rank: 473,295
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 13
Introduction 14
I. North Louisiana 29
1. Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park 30
2. Cypress Nature Study Center and Trails 35
3. Bodcau Hiking 39
4. Lake Bistineau State Park 43
5. Sugar Cane Trail 48
6. White Tail Trail 53
7. Driskill Mountain 58
8. Lake D'Arbonne State Park 61
9. Kiroli Park Outer Trail 66
10. Black Bayou Lake Nature Trail 70
11. Poverty Point State Historic Site 74
12. Rainey Lake Trail 80
II. Central Louisiana 85
13. Saline Bayou Trail 86
14. Briarwood-Caroline Dormon Preserve 92
15. Dogwood Trail Nature Walk 97
16. Caroline Dormon Trail 100
17. Backbone Trail 106
18. Longleaf Vista Nature Trail 111
19. Fullerton Mill Trail 115
20. Wild Azalea Trail 119
21. Valentine Lake Loop 131
22. Kincaid Lakeshore Trail 135
23. Indian Creek Trail 139
24. Glenn Emery Trail 143
25. Water Hickory Trail 147
26. Big Creek Nature Trail 150
III. Southwest Louisiana 155
27. Sam Houston Jones State Park 156
28. Peveto Woods Sanctuary 160
29. Sabine National Wildlife Refuge 164
30. Lacassine Levee Walk 169
31. Cameron Prairie Levee Walk 175
IV. South-Central Louisiana 179
32. Louisiana State Arboretum 180
33. Lake Chicot Trail 185
34. Acadiana Park Nature Station and Trails 193
35. Lake Martin Loop 198
36. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park 202
37. Sherburne/Atchafalaya Trails 207
V. Southeast Louisiana 213
38. Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area 214
39. Blackfork Trail 219
40. Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve 223
41. Port Hudson State Historic Site 226
42. Baton Rouge-Area Hikes 232
43. Tickfaw State Park 236
44. Bonnet Carre Spillway 240
45. Horse Branch Trail 246
46. Fontainebleau State Park 250
47. Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge 254
48. Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge 258
49. Barataria Preserve Trails 262
50. Lafitte Woods Preserve 267
Index 271
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