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Louisiana



BACKPACKER Trail Scouts' Top Eastern Local Hikes

Check out the River Trail in South Carolina, the Florida Trail, or a loop in Mississippi and Virginia.

Trip Finder: Southeast

Your favorite Southeast trips—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

SOUTH
Special Survey: Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid

Accessible national forests like the George Washington and Jefferson surround national park gems like Great Smoky and Shenandoah in a southern terrain that varies dramatically from Florida's Everglades to West Virginia's wilderness.

The Trip: Swamp-Whacking

Pioneer a brand-new trail in Louisiana's Atchafalaya swamp, where the gators are friendly. Really.

High Points: Driskill Mountain, Louisiana

The mile-long walk invites contemplation like few other high point approaches.

Go Fish

If you can't hook a monster in one of these fishing holes, you better hang up your rod.

Best Backpacking In Louisiana

Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Louisiana.

Louisiana's Kisatchie Hills Wilderness

There's more to the Louisiana's deep South than swamps and Cajun food.

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