Welcome to Brush & Bramble, a Louisiana Hiking and Outdoors community

Hi there! Welcome to Brush & Bramble, a community for Louisiana hikers, backpackers and anyone who loves the outdoors to discuss hiking trails, hiking and backpacking gear, and so much more. Read on to find out how to interact with us, as well as how to interact with your fellow community members. We all love the outdoors here, so feel free to respond to posts and create your own!

Conducting Yourself
Please read our guidelines and terms of service before posting because we want to keep this community as friendly and helpful as possible.

Creating a Topic
This community is set up with categories, and we ask that when creating a post, you use the proper category. Currently, our categories are as follows:

  • Hiking Trails - Share information or ask questions about specific hiking trails or search for general hiking trail discussions.
  • Gear - Discussions, tips and general knowledge on the best and worst gear for hiking, backpacking and camping.
  • Camping - Discussion of camping sites, general camping tips, best practices and more.
  • Backpacking Tips - Need backpacking tips or want to share your knowledge with the community? You can do that here.
  • Site Feedback - Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it, including any additional categories you would like to see added to our current lineup.

Dark Mode
If you prefer our dark mode, with its soothing greys and beautiful blues, then please feel free to use it. Simply click the hamburger menu at the top right (on desktop or mobile) and select “Dark.”


You can also change to dark mode on all your devices by visiting your profile preferences and selecting your preferred theme under the “Interface” tab. If you have any issues with either the Light or Dark themes on this site, or issues or feedback with any of the functionality of this site, feel free to create a topic in the Site Feedback section.