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Big Branch Marsh Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 7' 2 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 6' 2 m
Low: 4' 1 m

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A sloppy, mud-soaked trail that that slogs it's way through the Big Branch Marsh.

Russell Hobart

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Need to Know

Wait for the dry season!

Runner Notes

Thick heavy mud and water

Description

I was here in spring, so you all might have a different experience in a drier season. I suspect this trail is used most by hunters and forest service folks.

From the parking lot head out on the obvious trail. Weave your way along the doubletrack trail, trying to avoid the deep pools of water. I spent much of my time slightly off trail to look for drier ground while avoiding poison ivy. After a little over a mile you'll come to an intersection with the Pipeline Trail. Head right and you'll soon make it back to Paquet Road, where you can either head back or take the road to the right to get back to where you started.

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of cool swamp creatures

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#54

in Louisiana

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An old live oak on the trail
Apr 18, 2019 near Lacombe, LA

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