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Driskill Mountain Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Bienville, Louisiana

Driskill Mountain Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bienville, Louisiana that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 167 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

private property

Parking is available at the local church parking lot. This trail is on private property, but open to hikers by the landowner.

hiking
3 days ago

This is an easy trail and it leads to the highest point in Louisiana!

hiking
bugs
muddy
private property
19 days ago

Started my recording part ways up Only a little muddy at the onset if you have kids with you go the short route. Snakes are about, be cautious.

hiking
muddy
22 days ago

It’s slightly muddy on the main trail, but you can take the “false mt” trail and it’s not muddy and is more of a challenge. They also have a small path off of false mt that I think meets up the another trail that isn’t named or saved in all trails but is near there and you can see it on the map on all trails. We also got to the top and took the side trail further down and once you get to the bottom you can go left and it brings you too this open field and we climbed to the top of the hill and got a great view of the land! It was warm today but no bugs, thank God! Happy hiking!

hiking
bugs
private property
1 month ago

wonderful trail !!! Very close to home and a great way to spend an afternoon !!! Going in the winter gives, in my opinion, the best view because you can see through the trees, but the greenery is also lovely ! We did a sunrise hike once and seeing the orange glow reflect off and shine through the trees was beautiful !!

hiking
muddy
private property
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice little trail close to home. We like to hike in Arkansas, and it obviously doesn’t compare to that, but for something within an hour of the house, it’s nice. It’s very peaceful. More people around than I expected. We went after a rain and it was muddy on the lower parts. Trail is well marked with nice benches and an overlook at the top. There are also two geocaches in the area if you are into that. Very gracious of the owners to allow public access.

hiking
private property
2 months ago

Very nice little walk in the woods.

3 months ago

It was ok. View was decent.

hiking
private property
3 months ago

This trail is very well maintained! There are two trails, one easier and one slightly harder. The view is beautiful and totally worth it!

hiking
private property
4 months ago

4 months ago

Great trail.near home!Very well maintained by property owners and very gracious of them to provide access.There is a walk in and walk out trail approximately 2 miles round trip.The trail splits into two different trails the mountain road trail is very easily handled for fit adults and healthy and disciplined children.The False Mountain trail is primitive and somewhat rugged but signs advice that for experienced hikers. Treat the area as primitive and off the grid for more than likely you will see noone else.Landowners have provided a few Hunter orange and pink vests to be worn during hunting season. The trails are fairly well marked and should be followed please adhere to landowners request not to venture off designated routes!The surrounding area is fairly rugged and predator wildlife may not be out of the question.No firearms use any prevented deterrents you can buy at any hunting outlets!I for one saw very little wildlife but heard several birds!The area is idealic in rugged Southern forest and at the top a nice overlook at the top of Driskell of Mt. Jordan. There are benches at the top and area is pristine in nature so place adhere to the no trace left behind. Pack your backpacks according as if in survival mode with plenty of water and high protein snacks...I will return it's a beautiful off the grid place!..Wade Thrower, Haughton Louisiana...and again kudos to the private property Land owners ,local trail clubs and Boy Scouts!!

hiking
6 months ago

My adult son and I last Friday Nov. 22 reached the adjacent church parking lot to Mt. Driskill Trail from Hwy 165 at Hodge via Highways 147and 507 which are well paved and scenic themselves. The experience of walking the access trail and visiting the summit as rewarding as per the string of reviews on this site. Kudos to Highpointers and Scouts for making this mountain available and maintained and especially the private landowners agreement to do so . Suggestions: Since no scarcity of trees in this part of world , how about completely clearing the west vista of trees so unobstructed view of Mt. Jordan and Bienville Valley ?Perhaps the Highpointers could contact La. Dept. of CRT and get its assistance to fund/secure fee title or permanent servitudes for trail access and summit. The La. Lt. Gov. who heads that Dept. incredibly positive and aggressive about tourism and expanding outdoor access. And per a couple of other previous comments, the False Mt. Trail needs additional blue markings on descent from the summit . We descended down a trail what appeared to be behind the little brown sign designating the False Mt. trail , only at the bottom to encounter fence and warning signs akin to the East German Border . We presumed a private land owner had changed mind about access. We got to climb Driskill twice and the second ascent not so kind. Luckily , on way out we encountered a "Highpointer" who assured us he was certain we must have missed a blue marker, but he would investigate . But after the overall experience , I would mimic Nike and say ," Just Do It !"

Nice short trail. It is very well kept and there are a few orange vests at the trail head to ensure you are safe. I saw a few spiders and a dragon fly. Overall a very walk in the woods!

hiking
private property
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

July 03, 2019. Was a nice trail. We took the False mountain trail to get off the main trail that is big enough for four wheelers to use. It was a nice hike, narrow and winding through the woods to the top. Walked out down main trail. Very easy. Kids can do this.

hiking
private property
10 months ago

This trail was a blast! It took me about an hour and 15 min there and back with stopping at the top. The trailhead is right in the parking lot for Mount Zion Presbyterian Church in Bienville, LA. Right off of highway 507. There are signs that warn hikers to be wary during hunting season. Just wear orange or pink so you can be easily seen if you are hiking during those times. About 10 min down the trail you come up on a split for False Mtn. I chose that route and was pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful trail through Louisiana hardwood forests. This trail is a smaller trail than the main trail, and is quieter. It is a little steeper, but still very moderate. Once up at the top there’s a wonderful clearing with benches and a great sign for pictures (you did reach the highest point in Louisiana after all!). There’s also a great guestbook for you to sign! Walk on over to the overlook for a great view of Jordan Mountain. There are also benches here which is a great spot for a snack! On my way down I hiked the main trail to finish the loop. This trail is also incredibly beautiful. Trees line the trail and make a sort of canopy. This trail is wider and there were 4-wheeler tire marks, so I would assume that there’s some vehicle traffic, but very rare. Overall, I would say that this was a wonderful trail! Super kid friendly and a great afternoon outing!

hiking
bugs
private property
11 months ago

Chill trail. Owners of property are nice people. Easy hike and well marked.

hiking
Sat Apr 27 2019

Wellmarked and maintained trail great for families.

hiking
muddy
private property
Tue Apr 23 2019

The trail was a little muddy from the recent rainstorm, but otherwise a nice little hike, at the top was extremely well maintained area... a great place to relaxed and reflect!!! The ‘False Mt’ trail needs to be better marked because we came to a Stop- Turn Around sign!!!

hiking
muddy
private property
washed out
Thu Apr 18 2019

The trail was almost unwalkable due to all the mud puddles at parts, but that’s expected for this time of year. All in all it was a great experience. Think it may be a better trail for late fall so that you can actually see a decent view off the lookout instead of just trees.

Fun walk. There is a new side trail called False Mountain Trail that turns the trail into a loop. The False Mountain part is more strenuous than the regular trail but no more than a moderate rating. Not a long trail but fun.

hiking
Wed Mar 27 2019

Easy beginner trail. Was my first high point.

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