River / Bottomland Hardwood Trail

Springfield, Louisiana 70462

River / Bottomland Hardwood Trail

River / Bottomland Hardwood Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Take a walk on a meandering trail through a mixed pine and hardwood forest along the banks of the Tickfaw River and along an elevated boardwalk above an impressive cypress-tupelo swamp. On your journey you may catch a glimpse of beaver, raccoon, American alligator, or white-tailed deer or see egrets and herons.

An aptly named trail if ever there was one, the River / Bottomland Hardwood Trail (RBHT) is located in Tickfaw State Park along the banks of the Tickfaw River. Just east of the state’s capital, Baton Rouge, the park and trail off er respite to the residents of the bustling city and is a wonderful place for visitors to just slow down and relax.

The 1,200-acre park has four separate ecosystems: cypress and tupelo swamp, bottomland hardwood forest, mixed pine and hardwood forest, and the park’s namesake, the Tickfaw River."

River / Bottomland Hardwood Trail Reviews

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This is a nice, easy trail. Good for families. Sometimes the part of the primitive trail is washed out from high waters but it’s usually posted.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Tickfaw State Park, 27225 Paterson Rd., Springfield, LA 704628906; (888) 981-2020; crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/tickfaw-state-park
Local Contacts
USGS Frost, LA; maps available at entrance station
Local Maps

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Dec 2018