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Kisatchie National Forest - Red Dirt
Near: AlexandriaLa (Weather)
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Trail Description Sandstone Trail - 31 miles circular trail, well marked and has numerous unmarked trails branching off of it.The north portion has beautiful wooded trails, several sand hills and is quite rocky in some areas. The southern portion winds around beautiful wooded areas. The Sandstone Trail is shared with the ATV riders, which we have never found to be a problem. Backbone - 9 mile circular trail well marked. A few steep and rocky hills and several stram crossings. Caroline forman Trail _ 12 mile marked trail ending at Kisatchie Bayou.
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Campground Cane Camp is a beautiful shaded camp site that has flush toliets, running water and several horse pickets. There are several parking places with easy access for trailers. Three sites have picnic tables and fire rings. Cane Camp is located on the Sandstone Trail and is a Fee Area. Oak Camp is also a nice shaded area with many parking spots. It has vaulted toilets and several horse pickets, it does not have running water. There is a pond which could be used to water the horses. This also has access to the Sandstone trail and many other unmarked trails. this is not a Fee area at this time.
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Kisatchie Ranger District
318-352-2568
Kisatchie Ranger Dist

, La
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Directions North of Alexandria on I-49, exit at Bouce, La., on Hwy 8 West, at Flatwoods take Hwy 119. About 2 miles North of Gorum look for the Longleaf Vista Scenic Byway sign.This scenic highway travels 17 miles through the Kisatchie National Forest providing access to the National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Preserve. Cane Camp is approximately 12 miles down the Longleaf Vista Hwy.
This information was provided by Billie Medley on 5/22/2004 3:42:06 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)