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Featured National Recreation Trails

A sampling of National Recreation Trails in the news or recently designated. The NRT program showcases the diversity of trails across America, from our cities and suburbs to the deserts, waterways, and high mountains.


National Recreation Trails... America's great trails!

Every kind of trail activity is represented in the listing of designated NRTs. Besides hiking and bicycling, the system includes water trails, motorized routes, snow tracks, greenways, and equestrian paths.

arrowSearch all of Louisiana's designated National Recreation Trails in the Online NRT Database


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photo of trail through meadow

wetlands along the Marc Dupuy, Jr. Wildlife Trail

in the Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge

Marc Dupuy, Jr. Wildlife Trail — Located in the Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge, this one-mile accessible trail traverses forested wetlands, connects to a boardwalk and elevated observation tower. The observation tower overlooks wetland management units that the refuge managers for wintering waterfowl. Many species of waterfowl, wading birds and mammals may be viewed form this ideal vantage point (designated 2007).


Sugar Cane Trail Hikers on the Sugar Cane Trail can enjoy a walk among many species of trees, shrubs, and ground cover native to Louisiana. Winding among the tall trees, along lake shores, and through deep shade, the trail offers a scenic and educational experience. The trail is on the Caney Lakes Recreation Complex, managed by the U.S. Forest Service.



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