Claiborne Multi-Use Trails

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

The Calcasieu Ranger District manages the Claiborne Trail. This trail offers a variety of recreation experiences within the Kisatchie National Forest that is actively managed to restore native environments.

The Claiborne Trail is located in south Rapides Parish.  It is where over 500,000 troops trained for WWII and was the 3rd largest city in Louisiana during those war years.

The trails are available for ATV, Motorcycle, and Horse use. Hiking and biking are also allowed on Claiborne and Enduro Trails; however, they are primarily used for motorized and equestrian riders.

There are more than 70 miles of Claiborne Multi-Use Trail.  This trail loops through pine upland forest and consists of three separate loops that vary in distance and difficulty level:

  • North Loop, 19 miles
  • Woodworth Loop, 27 miles
  • Boy Scout Loop, 31 miles

Trail loops are marked with orange markings and the primary trailhead/staging area is the Loran Camp.  Additional staging areas are at Ahtus Melder Camp (horses only) and Boy Scout Camp.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Trails may close to motorized traffic if excessive rain is received.  Call OHV Hotline at (866) 830-6467 for latest updates.
Fees: $5 per operator for Claiborne Trails, $10 per camp unit at Loran Campground.

General Information


From Alexandria, take US Hwy 165 south through Woodworth for 14 miles to La Hwy 112. Turn right on La Hwy 112 and go approximately 3 miles to FS Road #258. Turn right and proceed 1.5 miles to the Loran Trailhead and Campground.

From Forest Hill Hwy 112, take Hwy 165 north 2.1 miles. Turn left on Hwy 112 W. Go 2.6 miles. Turn right on FS Road #258 and go 1.4 miles to Loran Trailhead and Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

OHV Trail Riding

Class of Vehicle ATV, Motorcycle

Recreation Areas

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