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This trail is a shit-hole. Poorly maintained, and poorly marked. Run Backbone if you want a real challenge.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice out and back trail with good opportunities for birdwatching, foraging, and camping. At points the road joins the trail causing a bit more trash to show up, but overall very accessible, peaceful, and well-maintained.

Great day hike! I will be back!

Favorite place in Louisiana. I’ve been going here since I was a kid.

First time hiking this. Our dachshund came along with my husband and me and was easy enough even her. If you’re not in great shape, it’s definitely better to take the right hand side of the trail. You have steep steps, and a lot of them, going down. We lucked up taking that path, I would have died had I had to come up them at the end of the hike lol.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Used to love riding around the whole area both the ranger district and the logging roads in my jeep with the top down. Miss those days. The main road and several others are the only ones paved. The dirt roads in the district are taken care of really well. Don’t go on the logging roads without 4 wheel drive though.

hiking
1 month ago

Mostly flat and crosses over a few park roads.

Great place for a short hike with some of the most rugged terrain in Louisiana and the only place you’ll see sandstone boulders in the state.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, but be prepared for a hilly hike. We have been hiking about 13 mikes at other trails and having no problems and then tried this trail today and saw a big difference on our endurance level. Much slower pace due to the up and down path. Will hike this trail again for the scenery and physical challenge.

This is not a trail. It’s just a long road in a forest. I’m not sure if I’m missing something but I drove for miles and it was just a road. We were very disappointed.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Great for beginners!

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Easy to follow, with moderately challenging landscapes. Perfect for a one night stay back packing trail.

trail running
2 months ago

Nice Loop to run if camping at Lake Kincaid Campground

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty fun trail, I don't recommend hiking it in the summer.. alot of trashed campsites and possible hobos on the way so be aware.

hiking
2 months ago

My family and I had a blast on the trail.

trail running
3 months ago

This trail has awesome potential, just needs some love. I've been clearing for the last few weeks and have about 3.5 miles of it cleaned up. This trails gonna be awesome when it's done!

off road driving
3 months ago

Absolutely amazing! If you enjoy atv trail riding then you must visit this trail. I rode the trail on my 300ex and i would recommend using a sport quad like that, although any atv would work

hiking
3 months 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
3 months 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.

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