New Orleans: Boy Scout Road

This gentle 6.2-mile hike opens up with an orchestra of bird song, then leads to a marshy coastline perfect for viewing sunsets. Bring bug repellent.
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This gentle 6.2-mile hike opens up with an orchestra of bird song, then leads to a marshy coastline perfect for viewing sunsets. Bring bug repellent.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.7

Waypoints

BSR001

Location: 30.2843685150146, -89.9161148071289

Trailhead. Hike follows flat roadway open to hikers and bikers

BSR002

Location: 30.2835559844971, -89.9169616699219

Short trail to boardwalk on R; continue straight

BSR004

Location: 30.2820301055908, -89.923942565918

Good views; birds flutter between the pine savannah and wetlands

BSR005

Location: 30.2785892486572, -89.9294128417969

Scenic view of center marshlands

BSR006

Location: 30.2734279632568, -89.9343719482422

Observation Tower. Offshore grass beds span out into Lake Pontchartrain; continue NW

BSR007

Location: 30.2761859893799, -89.9384841918945

Veer R, heading to kidney-shaped pond

BSR008

Location: 30.28098487854, -89.9383773803711

Braided veins of Lacombe Bayou; backtrack to waypoint 7, turn R

BSR003

Location: 30.2818126678467, -89.9191589355469

Swampy bog; look for eagles, ospreys perched in dead pines

BSR009

Location: 30.2809772491455, -89.9435729980469

Path ends @ promising fishing spot; return to parking lot