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Great reclamation of a natural area

The park features several different trails and different kinds of terrain to hike. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pineville, Louisiana
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Great place

Loved this park and learning the history to it. The trails are clean and and well maintained all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rhonda S
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“wetlands”(7 reviews)
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700 Downing Pines Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292-8018
+1 318-396-4016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park features several different trails and different kinds of terrain to hike. There is a causeway through the middle of the swamp area to see the myriad of flora and fauna that thrive in this oasis amid the concrete jungle that surrounds it. Park...More

Thank stevemschmitt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this park and learning the history to it. The trails are clean and and well maintained all out great place

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Walked close to dusk and decided not to make the whole loop. I'm assuming I missed some of the better views and locations but overall I didn't find is particularly worthwhile.

Thank sfluder
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This jewel of West Monroe is located on I-20 right off the Downing Pines exit. Once a scar on the landscape due to decades of use as a gravel pit, it’s now a marvel of how nature can restore itself from human abuse. Stop by...More

Thank dseegers
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful trail. Perfect for a walk with the family. Shaded so you won't get too hot. Short and long trail for you to choose from.

Thank Angelkalyb
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Discovered by accident. Not really my destination but it was near my hotel. Very nice park. Well done. Quite relaxing. Was not expecting much so I was pleasantly surprised by how nice this facility is. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We visited one morning, it was just down the road from our hotel. From outside it does not look like much but when we got to the wetlands it was beautiful! the path is well marked, not very taxing, we only took an hour to...More

1  Thank gumbokins
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a great nature trail. But, I was looking for a walking trail. I am a female and I did not fill safe there alone. I think I was the only person there.

Thank Marge R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Calm and peaceful park visit, giant bird is really 😎 Can't wait to go back in the morning when it isn't raining.

Thank ind_sub
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Our destination was La Quinta which just so happens to be on the edge of this trail. A pleasant surprise! The trail was very nice, mostly rocks/gravel with a wooden bridge that goes over a swamp that was filled with beautiful white water lilies. Several...More

Thank Mjsfurkids
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18 June 2016|
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Response from jrsmith8 | Reviewed this property |
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer would be the best and safest hours. It might not be a bad idea to bring mosquito repellent in July, August and September.
27 March 2016|
Response from blueeyedcajun28 | Reviewed this property |
The trail is wide enough for someone's scooter. I am not sure that it would be an easy ride though. The trail is not paved. It has alot of rocks or gravel. A few places might be too rough. I would suggest Kiroli Park because... More