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hiking
2 days ago

Neat trail 5.5 mile that wraps around one of the lakes. There’s another trail “Lost Lady” you’ll see at the end of the dam that’s about 2 miles. It’s difficult with hills. Both trails were nice.

Good trail. Did it with two kids and a friend. Not a lot of water right now so bring plenty.

backpacking
5 days ago

Hiked the Backbone trail again last week with my daughter. this was her first overnight backpacking trip. We only spent one night on trail but it was great fun. Didn't see much wildlife and temps were in the high 80's during the day but dropped quickly after the sun went down. Other than that it was the same os my first review below.

backpacking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail I think. Only saw a few squirrels, no real wildlife. WATCH AS YOU HIKE. I almost walked into 30-45 big spiderwebs. Some big spiders there. As much as I watched, I still hit some and threw my pack off, very scary. If you stay at the Kisatchie bayou campground you can start there at the end of the trail at mi. 10 then go 3.5 miles to the road crossing and take left which is back towards the campground. It’s about 7 mile loop like that. Otherwise you’ll just hike to the start of it a long way from the campground.

hiking
10 days ago

Easy stepping and easy effort. Some trail is a robust deer trail but most is nice, but obviously low traffic. Too much trash sadly. Trail is easy to follow but a few spots require you to look around a bit, we saw 2 deer and one couple on a Sunday afternoon.

hiking
11 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Pretty solid trail for what it is. The water is very limited for half of the loop so bring plenty of water. The trail tends to be muddy and overgrown so I'd recommend pants and change of socks.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome little hiking trail and very nice outdoor rec area. Always a good time.

The trail is great for four wheelers. It could be marked a little better, and I do wish it was one way only to reduce risk of running into someone, but I haven't found a better trail in Louisiana.

backpacking
1 month ago

Was a beautiful weekend for being out on the trail. I parked at Caroline Dormon Trail head and made the 2.5 mile road hike to the Backbone trail head. It wasn't too bad of a walk. I then hiked up to one of the vista campsites about 1/2 way through the trail. The better of the two campsites had a large dead tree near by and appeared to be infested with Wasp's so I retreated back to the smaller campsite with the not so great view. there was no water on the trail up to this point so be sure you bring plenty with you. I didn't find good water source until the second day on my hike out. The trail is well worn but not marked very well as compared to the Wild Azalea and Kincaid Lake trails. I had no problem staying on the trail. Many parts of the trail are very narrow and a little overgrown from the knee down so make sure to keep an eye for tics in the warmer months. Plenty of down trees crossing the trails as well. Overall this is one of the better trail around. If you get the chance you will enjoy it .

A lot of trail is over grown, definitely not 9 miles of defined trail; maybe 3 miles!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Not a real trail unless you count a barely beaten trail marked by some random blue dots on trees. Doesn't look like it's been used in a year. Definitely not for mountain biking.

hiking
2 months ago

I'm so happy to have this near our home. I think next time I will go in the 4.5 miles to the creek and eat lunch, play in the water and walk back out. The 3 miles on the road at high noon in August kinda sucked, I would do it first in the morning or shuttle, or trek in and out. Good climbs, lots of mud but it's been raining for a month off and on this summer so I'm not surprised at all. wonderfully and clearly marked the whole time. I just loved this trail.

hiking
2 months ago

My husband, myself and our two boys (14 and 11) hiked the trail for the first time this past weekend. We adults had full packs and the boys had their camelbacks. The trail is well marked except at a few side trails, which just added to the adventure. We stopped for a break after crossing the dam; the view and breeze were refreshing. Some places along the NE part of the trail looks as if a good rain could put it underwater. Overall, we enjoyed the trail very much. There is a variety of terrain, decent elevation, and beautiful flora. We will definitely hike this trail again!