The Boy Scout Road Trail Interpretive Site has the best options for hiking on the refuge. Take an easy stroll over a short looping boardwalk trail, or enjoy a four-mile out and back hike that travels from pine savannah habitat, past a marsh overlook and cheniers of oak trees to the edge of Bayou Lacombe. Watch for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker along these trails in spring and summer.
The Boy Scout Road trail starts with a ½ mile, self-guided boardwalk. At the end of the boardwalk, you can choose to turn left toward the parking area or take the adventurous four-mile (roundtrip) dirt and gravel road to Bayou Lacombe. Look for the blooms of Louisiana wild iris along the ditches near the beginning of the trail at the parking area in March-April. The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker may be spotted along these trails in spring and summer. This small woodpecker sounds a bit like a pets’ squeaky toy and may be spotted near nesting trees which are marked with a white band.
Paquet Road, Sapsucker Road and the end of Lucille Road all have primitive trails/roads you can explore. At the end of Sapsucker Rd. next to the boat launch there is a gated road that leads west. This road connects with Boy Scout Rd. These routes are not maintained and can be wet. During most months mud boots and insect repellent are your friends!