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Kincaid Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elmer, Louisiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.3 mi Elevation gain 456 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Backpacking Camping Fishing Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Forest Lake Views Wildlife Bugs Closed
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Facilities

Note: As of 9/1/20, Kisatchie National Forest is currently closed due to Hurricane Laura. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie

Restroom facilities at the recreation area.

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Reviews (78)
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Recordings (69)
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Cynthia Granger
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HikingClosedGreat!

Nice area and trail. Because part of the trail is closed due to damage start at west boat ramp. There is a small bridge there where trail begins. There are restroom facilities at recreation area which are along trail.

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Max Miller
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Hiking

Southeast corner of trail is closed. If you go counterclockwise you have start by walking down the road into the campsite.

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Brandon Gilcrease
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Mountain biking

This is the new trail path since the tornado damage last year. They will not be opening the old section that this trail map shows any more.

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Kyle Spurr
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Hiking

Trail is well maintained and good for a beginner hiker or family. Part of the trail is closed from storm damage, but still a nice hike. There were deer everywhere along the trail today.

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Elizabeth McLemore
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Hiking

Enjoyable family trail! We hiked to the swim area and back with three children under 8. Paths were well marked and maintained. We enjoyed beautiful lake views and a nice picnic lunch. ~3.5mi round trip

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Khris Ashton
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Hiking

Part of the trail is closed. Mud patches in some areas. Well marked and maintained. Saw deer along the way.

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Trey Frazier
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Hiking

The trail is beautiful and the portion that is open is well maintained. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of storm damage on the trail and a large segment of it is still closed. AllTrails shows the trail being 9.3 miles. With the current reroute, it’s probably just over 5 miles long. We meandered down a side road and stretched it to just over 6 miles.

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John Bautista
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Off trailRocky

Amazing trail, can only be accessed through boat ramp bridge. Lots of hills and rough terrain. Detour for half of it due to recent storms but still managed to pump out 5.57 miles. Great for getting in that leg day and lots of nice stopping points for pics, camping, swimming, etc.

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Thristan Cecil
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HikingBridge out
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Rikki Landry
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Hiking

The trail part of the hike is decent. We used it as a way to hike to the beach so kids had motivation to hike. The storm damage caused this trail to be reroute through the campgrounds. I felt I was on pavement more than I was on dirt. Not the Forest Service's fault, it's just unfortunate that this trail isn't quite as great as it once was.

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Steven Reed
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Mountain bikingBlowdownClosed

This and the surrounding trails are closed due to the recent tornado. Make sure you check with the forest service before your trip if you are traveling to ride this trail.

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Cheryl McCann
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We completed this trail on nov 22nd one day after some heavy rain and it was only a little muddy in a couple spots and it was easy to walk around it. I would like to take this trail in the summer because it passes by a beach and it would be nice to take a dip after some hiking. The trail is marked very well and is well kept. There are some small slopes which makes for a fun walk and would like to come back with our mountain bikes. I particularly liked walking on all the soft pine needles.

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Ed McMullen
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Hiking

All flat with minor obstacles. Not much to see.

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J. Aubrey Bolen
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Hiking

Beautiful day to be on the Kisatchie

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Tracy Jordan
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Hiking

Great trail for hiking/biking. There were a few trees down, but it was easy to get around them. We saw several bikers and hikers with dogs also. Foot bridges were all in good shape.

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Michael Clanton
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More trees down from the last storms. More trail erosion from the flood earlier in the week. The small bridges washed away. Ask the forestry service at Kincaid why the trail is not being maintained and the told me lack of funds and man power. Told them the trail is getting dangerous for MTB and someone was going to get injured.

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Michael Clanton
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

Trail is dangerous right now. So overgrown in areas you can’t see the trail in front of you, could easily crash into someone head on. Several large trees across the trail that has been there for a long time. Little or no trail maintenance being done.

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Danny Lasseigne
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Hiking

Excellent trail in LA with rolling hills, water views and a couple of campsites. One downside is there is really only 1 excellent campsite that has spectacular views. It is on the edge of a “cliff” overlooking the water. If it’s taken, your kinda screwed, but if not, you’ll enjoy a great sunset and awesome sunrise on the water.

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Sonny Warbington
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Hiking

Nice little trail for our Sunday hike. Enough elevation for some good exercise and also has a view of the lake most of the way. Nice little sandy bottom creek with a few different species of crawfish. Wooden bridge about a mile in from Pine Street where we parked. Saw some bluegill and other fish. Big gar slapping the water. Fun time on a Sunday evening.

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David Perkins
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HikingBlowdown

Nice Trail Really Enjoyed My Saturday Morning There Were A Few Trees Blown Across The Trail From The Storms That Blew Through Early Thursday But Other Then That The Trail Was Very Nice And A Good Change Of Pace For Getting Out And Getting Some Exercise

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Andre Leonpacher
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Hiking

The trail was great! We saw some squirrels, baby hogs, lots of turtles, and some deer. They had some nice views and the lookout point had a beautiful view over the reservoir. This trail offered a great camping experience.

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Terry Brooks
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hiked all of trail today the gnats were bad.really no scenic views It is the worst trail i have ever hiked

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