The Red River National Wildlife Refuge is located in Bossier City, LA. It was just a fifteen minute drive from Shreveport. I expected a flat hike through marsh wetlands. This place was a bit different than what I expected. There was no elevation change but that is expected at wetlands but the terrain was varied. In some areas I was hiking in sand and other parts dense forest. It had rained several days before and some of the lower wetlands were flooded. I did hike on every trail in the refuge and only missed about 2 miles of trail. I enjoyed the views of Lake Caroline in the middle of the refuge. The trails were clearly marked and it would be difficult to get lost once on the trail system. I had a hike of 6 plus miles but the map stated there is only 5 miles of trail. I did have to back track some due to the flooded trails. There was wildlife in abundance and if you are a bird watcher this place would be awesome. I also caught a glimpse of deer. I was expecting to see alligators but I was lucky enough to avoid that creature. Deer crossing the trailLake CarolineRandom tractorCool looking treesSandy trailFlooded trail
Next up is a trip to Kansas to run a 50K.