The Bayou State Trail

In hikers’ circles, Louisiana’s diverse and surprising terrain is frequently overlooked in favor of higher profile recreational destinations like the Ouachita National Recreation Trail in Arkansas, or the Lone Star Hiking Trail in East Texas. But people like Eric Heber, who runs the website, have long advocated for Louisiana’s hiking trails—which can take adventurers to hilly vistas and swampy lowlands, through piney forests and longleaf savannas…(Continue reading on the Country Roads website, where this first appeared on February 21, 2022.)