Lake Chicot Loop Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews
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Lake Chicot Loop Trail is a 18 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ville Platte, Louisiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. Most of it was closed due to the recent storms in the area but the part we could do was great. Definitely coming back when the whole trail is open. Plenty of wildlife including many alligators.

6 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Three of us hiked from the east trailhead south to camp site #6 then back, about 8 miles. The trail was well marked and easy to hike. The system is labeled as "moderate" but for us this section was very easy. Not much for elevation changes, all I hiked was fairly level. It was winter for Louisiana and most of the foliage was gone, few bugs and few fellow hikers. We did see a sounder of very large wild boars and they weren't too happy to see us. The east section doesn't offer too much scenery but we hear the scenery on the west side is worth the trip. This was just a visit to decide if we liked it enough to hike/camp the whole loop, I think we'll be back.
I'll mention again the wild boars, many think boars = pigs, don't make that mistake because a boar can kill you and will try if it feels threatened enough.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Well marked trails with great scenery. This was our first day hike as a family with nine-year-old and 12-year-old boys. Even though it was a short 4 mile hike with a lunch break at campsite 2, we had a great time and the boys loved it. We're planning another trip in a couple of weeks to check out more of the trails, and we're looking forward to an overnighter soon.

backpacking
10 months ago

Great trip. We did the loop backwards over thanksgiving. Nice and cold nights and cool days! Staying at campsite 6 the first night, then 5, and finally 2 to wrap up a 3 nighter.

The lake was drained while we were there but Water is available at the RV campgrounds and the southern trail head.

Bonus... The northern RV camp ground has great showers for a clean ride home.

hiking
11 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Nice trail for Louisiana. Good for mountain biking and trail running.

Best in fall because it is oppressively hot in May thru September

Deer flies bite and they hurt. Bring Deep Woods Off