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backpacking trails

I have personally hiked these trails and created guides which include GPS track, maps, and video guide for your trip planning. *Note that these trails are all in Central Louisiana near Alexandria

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BACKBONE TRAIL

 Sandstone hills and some nice views make this trail unique. One of the best backpacking experiences in our state.

7.8 Miles / One Way / Difficult

 

Trailhead Location

Video Guide

GPS Track

Trail Map

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CAROLINE DORMON TRAIL

Named for the famed forester who was responsible for the establishment of this National Forest.

10.5 miles / One way / Moderate

Trailhead Location

Video Guide

GPS Track

Trail Map

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CHICOT LOOP

Cypress and Water Tupelo trees line the many boardwalks that make this trail so special. There are some small elevation changes that will give hikers a good challenge and there's also lots of wildlife to view.

20 miles / Loop / Moderate

Trailhead Location

Video Guide

GPS Track

Trail Map

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KISATCHIE LOOP

Combining 3 popular trails into one longer multi-day trip. This is the best way to see what Kisatchie NF has to offer hikers.

41 miles / Loop / Difficult

Trailhead Location

Video Guide

GPS Track

Trail Map

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LOUISIANA TRAILS

The longest "trail" in our state. This is a Rails to Trails project that is mainly used for ATVs. Hikers are welcome but don't expect a wilderness experience.

60 miles / One Way / Easy

Trailhead Location

Video Guide

GPS Track

Trail Map

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WILD AZALEA TRAIL

The longest footpath in Louisiana. This National Recreation Trail is one of my favorite hikes.

24 miles / One Way / Moderate

Trailhead Location

Video Guide

GPS Track

Trail Map

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 KISATCHIE TRAIL  PROJECT

A long-distance trail concept, combining the best backpacking trails in Louisiana.

227 miles / One Way / Moderate

GPS Route

Trail Map