Caroline Dormon Trail

Area Status: Open

The Caroline Dormon Trail is 10.5 miles of horseback, hiking, or biking trail that is not a loop. The start of the trail is on FH 59 (Longleaf Scenic Byway) and the end is just short of the Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Complex. There is a connecting spur at Kisatchie Bayou but the best horse trailer parking and facilities is at the Caroline Dormon/Backbone Trailhead. Visitors to Caroline Dormon Trail can park at the Trailhead which is conveniently located just off the Longleaf Scenic Byway (FH 59). The Caroline Dormon Trail is used by horse riders, hikers, and bikers. The trail is not a loop trail. General day-use, vault toilets, information bulletin board at the trailhead.

At a Glance

Restroom: Vault Toilets

General Information

Directions: From the intersection of I-49 and Highway 6 (Natchitoches), drive west on Hwy 6 for 4 miles. Turn left (south) on Louisiana Hwy 117 and proceed 16 miles to Forest Highway 59, Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway. Turn left (east) on FH 59 and go to the signed location on the right (south).


Road Cycling

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

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  Area/Length : 
10.5 miles