Hike the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Trail

1 Miles Round Trip - 0 ft gain - Loop Trail

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Hike on this amazing trail with wildlife in every corner, exploring the beautiful marshy area! You're likely to see crocodiles and other creatures from a safe distance.

The trail on the boardwalk is about a mile but you also have the option to walk the full hike which is 6.8 miles. It almost completely flat the whole time and its one of my favorite places to go near New Orleans. There's also free guided walks available as well with groups so you can learn more about the area. I started out in the guided group and then went adventuring out past where the group goes. It's great for families at all paces and the longer option makes it fun for people who want to go on longer hikes or trail runs. 

We saw some frogs and crocodiles while we were there! Keep a look out and you'll probably see some too! 


Easy Parking
Family Friendly


1 Miles
0 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

Stay Nearby

River Ridge, Louisiana

New Orleans KOA

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Baton Rouge KOA

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Davis Bayou Campground


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This is Big Branch Wildlife Refuge*

Great place to explore