Highland Blues & Jazz Fest: Chris Brown, Sara Smith, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.
"Great trail. Party of 10, plus 5 dogs, loved it," reported Chris Brown on Friday as he introduced his family to the Coates Bluff Nature Trail.
When you're ready to walk the half-mile path, you can park at Caddo Magnet High / Valencia Park or at Montessori School for Shreveport.
The path runs parallel to the mostly-dry Bayou Pierre river bed.
Sycamores, hackberry trees, native pecan, rattan and switch cane are typical of the growth on the trail. There are 2 tree trunks to crawl over and one fallen tree to crawl under. There's a beaver lodge on the watery section.
Find photos and maps here.