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Plantation Trail - Loop A

Easy/Intermediate

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1.8 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2' 1 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 5' 2 m
Low: 2' 1 m

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Max Grade: 1% (0°)

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A woodsy/swampy trail with an abundance of wildlife.

Ben Rosenberg

Features Birding · Wildlife

Food is not allowed on the trails. Wild animals should never associate humans with food. Do not feed animals. Leave plants and animals as you find them. Do not pick flowers or dig up plants. Do not tease or try to catch animals, insects or reptiles. Dogs are only allowed in the parking lot on leash.

Runner Notes

Flat even trail that can get very wet.

Description

From the parking lot, use the northern trailhead that appears to be a dirt road. Follow this trail, heading in the clockwise direction until you come to a 4-way intersection. From the intersection, make a right to remain on this trail and complete Loop A. Continuing straight will connect to Loop B, which creates a figure 8 trail with Loop A. Since you stuck with Loop A, eventually the trail will meet another intersection, this time of 5 trails. Again the right-most path, Christmas Road, which will take you back to your car.

This trail is well maintained, but is plagued by excessive flooding, especially on the northeast leg, which can easily see up to 16" of water. This is still a great trail if you don't mind getting a little wet!

Flora & Fauna

Black and yellow garden spiders (not bananna spiders), owls, hogs, alligators, and corn snakes.

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Views from the Plantation Trail. with permission from Ronald Losure
Sep 28, 2016 near Estelle, LA
A massive tree grows in the swamp along the Old Barataria Trail.
Apr 1, 2017 near Estelle, LA

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