This 36 mile trail winds through a scenic longleaf pines forest. The trail mainly consists of sand and clay and offers several stream crossings, speed bumps, sandstones, hills and sticky red dirt sections. Only vehicles with a maximum width of 50 inches or less are permitted on the trail.
There are several trailheads that can be found along the main entrance road in addition to the several campgrounds. Lotus Camp and Corral Camp are around $3/night however there is no charge for camping at Coyote Camp. A new cross over spur trail has been added to shorten the northern section of the 31 mile loop.
From: Natchitoches, LA
1) Take SR-6 west about 7 miles
2) Turn left (south) on SR-117, continue about 20 miles
3) Turn left (east) on Longleaf Scenic Byway, continue about 3.5 miles
4) Lotus Camp is on the right (south).