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Claiborne Multi-Use Trails

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Other Names

Camp Claiborne, Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District, North Loop, Woodworth Loop, Boy Scout Loop, Loran Camp, Ahtus Melder Camp, Evangeline Unit, Clay Pit, Indian Creek, Roaring Creek, Rocky Branch, Bayou Clear

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Kisatchie National Forest offers about 74 miles of marked woods trails that consist of three separate loops. The trail system is divided in half by Hwy 112. The trails north of the highway are open to ATVs but the southern trails are for motorcycles and non-motorized use only. The terrain is mostly hard packed and flat but very twisty with occasional berms.

The trail system has two campgrounds for OHVs and one campground designated for equestrian users. Loran Camp is the primary choice for ATV users because of the direct trail access and nicely maintained campground. Each campsite at Loran Camp comes with a picnic table, fire ring and lantern holder. Boy Scout Camp is a small, primitive campground that provides access to the single track trails but space is limited. There is no fee charged to camp here but there are also no services, so come prepared.

This area is very popular and the campgrounds usually fill up during most weekends, so come early. Call before you haul as trails may close temporarily on short notice during and after wet weather conditions.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
permitted at Loran Camp and Boy Scout Camp
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Rule Enforcement
CommentNo mudding. Tires with tread depth exceeding 1 inch are prohibited.


Miles Of Trail74
Climate TypeForest
Elevation150 to 225 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has few sand or gravel pits.Fewsmall play area near Loran Camp
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)Wag-A-Bag Citgo
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)Wag-A-Bag Citgo
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Alexander State Forest/Indian Creek Recreation Area Campground (318) 487-5058
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Alexander State Forest/Indian Creek Recreation Area Campground (318) 487-5058
RV Dump Station RV DisposalForest Hill, LA
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SE)Wag-A-Bag Citgo


RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Loran Campground Fee


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityForest Hill, LA
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Alexandria, LA
1) Take US-165 South about 15 miles
2) Turn right (west) on SR-112, continue about 3 miles
3) Turn right (north) on FS-258, continue 1.5 miles to Loran Camp, stage here.


Contact InfoOHV Trail Hotline
(866) 830-6467
Contact InfoKisatchie National Forest - Calcasieu Ranger District
9912 Highway 28 West
Boyce, LA 71409
(318) 793-9427
(800) 225-9733


Claiborne Trail Photo

Claiborne Multi-Use Trails

The trails are mostly flat but there are a few small hills where you can get a little air.

Claiborne Trail Photo

Two Honda four wheelers parked alongside each other on the trail.

This is a good place for a leisurely type of ride.

Claiborne Trail Photo

Up close photo of trail taken from the seat of a Honda ATV.

A good example of what you will find here - mostly flat and hard packed terrain with a little sand.

Claiborne Trail Photo

Group photo of three men and one small child each sitting on a four wheeler.

Photo Submitted 1/3/2014 (Thanks!)

Claiborne Trail Photo

Photo of campsite with gravel parking, picnic table, fire ring and lantern holder surrounded by pine trees.

Loran Camp has over 20 campsites with gravel parking. Each site comes with a picnic table, fire ring and lantern holder.

Claiborne Trail Photo

Man standing next to a Honda Fourtrax 400EX four wheeler

Photo Submitted 1/4/2014 (Thanks!)

Claiborne Trail Photo

Full sized truck attached to utility trailer carrying three four wheelers, coolers and camping supplies.

Photo Submitted 1/4/2014 (Thanks!)

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