The Best Running in Louisiana

Looking for the best running in Louisiana? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Louisiana. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top running spots in and near Louisiana

  • Simsboro, Louisiana

    Hike Driskill Mountain

    2 mi / 170 ft gain
    This short, family friendly hike offers a peaceful walk in the North Louisiana woods. Multiple times, I've seen deer and rabbits on the trail. In spring and summer beautiful wildflowers line the trail from start to finish. It offers a great opportunity for anyone of any age to enjoy. The very gen...
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  • Metairie, Louisiana

    Watch the Sunset on the Southern Banks of Lake Pontchartrain

    Just a fifteen minutes from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans, one can find possibly the best spot in all of the New Orleans Metro Area, "The Levee", as locals call it. At the listed location, there is a shell beach where you can enter on your SUP, Kayak, or Canoe. This location is also a popu...
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  • New Orleans, Louisiana

    Run the Street Car Line in Uptown New Orleans

    4.0
    4 mi / 0 ft gain
    The historic street car line that runs from uptown New Orleans to Downtown New Orleans is the perfect place to run and experience the city if you are visiting. 22 miles of track allow you to choose from many different sections to run. The best section in my opinion is the section from the interse...
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  • Mandeville, Louisiana

    Sunset Stroll on the Mandeville Lakefront

    4.5
    3 mi
    Altogether this is about a 1.5 mile walk from one end to the other, 3 miles there and back. It's often full of interesting people. Typically around sunset in the warmer months, you can find a man somewhere along the Lakefront playing his violin. The music is beautiful. I have no idea who he is bu...
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  • New Orleans, Louisiana

    Run The Audubon Park Trail in New Orleans

    4.0
    2 mi / 0 ft gain
    Audubon Park offers an oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. The park offers a 1.8 mile paved loop for running, biking, or taking the dog for a walk. The loop surrounds the Audubon golf course in the center of uptown New Orleans. Audubon Park is dotted with beautiful ponds,...
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  • Covington, Louisiana

    Ride along the Tammany Trace

    4.0
    28 mi
    The Trace is an old railroad line turned into a biking, hiking, horse riding, trail. Most of the corridor is 200-feet wide, traversing lush woods that form a canopy overhead. There are 31 bridges in peppered throughout the Trace, and many of them are magnificent timber bridges, once railroad tres...
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  • Lacombe, Louisiana

    Hike the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Trail

    5.0
    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    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 a...
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  • Covington, Louisiana

    Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail

    0.45 mi / 33 ft gain
    Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Covington, Louisiana.
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  • Bossier City, Louisiana

    Red River National Wildlife Refuge Yellow Trail

    3.1 mi / 135 ft gain
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge Yellow Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bossier City, Louisiana.
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  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Bluebonnet Swamp Trail

    1.05 mi / 52 ft gain
    Bluebonnet Swamp Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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  • Livingston, Louisiana

    Tickfaw State Park River Loop

    2.3 mi / 102 ft gain
    Tickfaw State Park River Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Springfield, Louisiana.
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  • Ville Platte, Louisiana

    South Landing Trail

    8.4 mi / 459 ft gain
    South Landing Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ville Platte, Louisiana.
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  • Ville Platte, Louisiana

    Lake Chicot Loop Trail

    18.05 mi / 912 ft gain
    Lake Chicot Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ville Platte, Louisiana.
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  • Saint Francisville, Louisiana

    Trail A

    4.19 mi / 338 ft gain
    Trail A is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Lettsworth, Louisiana.
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  • New Orleans, Louisiana

    Lafitte Greenway

    4.66 mi / 10 ft gain
    Lafitte Greenway is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near New Orleans, Louisiana.
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  • Belle Chasse, Louisiana

    Upland Trail

    0.91 mi / 13 ft gain
    Upland Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
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