The 6 Best Hiking Trails in Shreveport-Bossier City
If there is one thing I have learned during the pandemic, it is to enjoy the outdoor offerings that Shreveport-Bossier has to offer! Whether or not we are currently socially left behind, you cannot dispute the fact that fresh air and exercise are good for you.
I don’t know about you, but I find walking on my treadmill at home incredibly boring. I want to at least be able to look around and see some pretty scenery or something instead of focusing on the fact that yes, I exercise and I don’t like it. I don’t run anymore because it’s too hard on my joints and I have trouble walking, let alone riding a bike. Here are some of my favorite places to move and others that I’ve found online and plan to check out.
1. Bayou Bodcau Dam and Reservoir – Sure it’s a bit of a drive, but it’s beautiful and the hills can be pretty rough.
2. Dogwood Park Walking Trail – I probably shouldn’t even include this because it’s in an area with HOA dues, however, I grew up right around the corner of this trail and still walk it to this day. The trail starts in front of the subdivision on Dogwood Trail near the tennis courts and ends on my old street, Woodfox Circle. This trail is nice and shaded and borders Shadow Lake. There are a few hills, but nothing too difficult.
3. Tall Timbers Park – This park is located on Hwy 80 in Haughton across from the Tall Timbers subdivision. Dogs aren’t allowed and there aren’t a lot of frills, but there is a children’s play area.
4. Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway – Dogs are allowed on a leash, there are lots of shady spots AND hills to make things more difficult. I’m just not comfortable walking alone so grab a friend!
5. Ford Park Loop – This trail is scenic and suitable for all skill levels, and dogs are permitted on a leash. The loop is approx. 1.6 miles and it is located near S. Lakeshore Drive in Shreveport.
6. Red River National Wildlife Refuge – This is a trail I haven’t personally taken, but friends highly recommend it. It is located south of the city on the Bossier side, near the Arthur Ray Teague promenade. BTW, if you pass Taylortown you’ve gone too far! Reports say there are plenty of trails for variety and this is a dog friendly place!