National Trails Day Hike

June 03, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the nation's celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3, at Poverty Point World Heritage Site. Visitors are invited to take part in a ranger-led hike covering 2.6 miles of trail to showcase the mounds, earthworks, and nature found at this ancient site. The program begins at 10 a.m. with an video and talk in the museum followed by an approximately 2-hour hike. Be sure to bring good hiking shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, and some water! This program is weather permitting.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience and learn about the earthworks and those individuals who raised them from the ground between the years of 1700 and 1100 BCE. The $4 admission fee provides access to the museum, film theatre, hiking trail, driving trail, tram tour, and any interpretive events taking place at the site. Children (3 and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) are admitted free of charge.

Poverty Point is located at 6859 HWY 577, Pioneer LA. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 888.926.5292 toll free or 926.5492 locally or follow Poverty Point World Heritage Site on Facebook.