The Wild Azalea Trail has been designated by the Chief of the Forest Service as a National Recreation Trail because of its outstanding scenic values. The trail was created in response to community interests.
At a Glance
Directions: The Wild Azalea Trail is located in the Evangeline Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger District, west southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana. End points are located at the Valentine Lake Recreation Area and at the town of Woodworth's Town Hall parking area.
Camping is permitted adjacent to the trail,
but campsites must be established at least
30 feet away from the trail center line.
Do not build fires on trail.
The trail is designated for foot or mountain biking traffic only. It is bisected about midway by Louisiana Highway 488 and is accessible by road at several other points. This makes it possible to travel on short sections, a convenience for those who haven't the time or the inclination to hike the entire length of the trail in one outing. The trail route is conspicuously marked with bright yellow paint blazes, and is sign at road crossings.