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The Louisiana Hiking Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization designed to
meet the needs of Louisiana backpackers and hikers. Its goals are:

• to advance the knowledge of hikers and backpackers in Louisiana by
offering classes, seminars and other educational resources
• to foster communication between hikers
• to maintain existing trails and establish new ones
• to plan trips
• to compile accurate cartographic and naturalist guides for Louisiana trails

Our member day hikes and backpacking trips range from short excursions in Louisiana's state parks to trips of more than 100 miles along Arkansas' Ozark Highlands Trail and Alabama's Sipsey Wilderness and others, such as the Ouachita and Pinhoti trails.  Our member hikes include trails throughout the Kisatchie National Forest, such as the Wild Azalea Trail, Backbone Trail, and Caroline Dormon Trail; trails in Mississippi's Homochitto National Forest and DeSoto National Forest; Mississippi's Clark Creek Natural Area; and trails in
various wildlife management areas.  Members of the club often coordinate club hiking or backpacking trips to out-of-state destinations such as:

• Smoky Mountains National Park
• Grand Teton National Park
• Big Bend National Park
• Olympic National Park
• Glacier National Park
• Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
• Bryce Canyon National Park

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