Sandstone Multi-Use Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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Visitors to the 36 mile Sandstone Trail travel through the piney woods of the Kisatchie Hills, offering spectacular views, hilly terrain and beautiful longleaf pine. This trail offers a wide range of scenic views and riding experiences. The trail is designated for OHV's, motorcycles, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. The trail is closed to mechanized use each year from January to May 1. For more details, please call the Kisatchie Ranger District office at (318) 472-1840. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The trail is closed to mechanized riding due to excessive rainfall in the area. Seasonal closure to mechanized use from January 6, 2020 until May 1, 2020.
Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset. Night riding is prohibited.
Rentals & Guides: Call or visit this web site for up-to-date information related to trail conditions, closures, regulations, weather, or concerns. Kisatchie Ranger District: 1-(318)-472-1840. Or call OHV Hotline: 1-(866)-830-6467.
Fees There is a $5 fee for each OHV operator, horse rider, and cyclist.
Restrictions: No vehicle can exceed an overall width of 50 inches. Tires cannot exceed 1 inch lug depth or an operating air pressure of less than 10 pounds. Forest Service approved spark arrestors are required year around on all Kisatchie National Forest lands. Sound must be muffled to 99 db or less. Headlights and taillights are required to be in working order and must be used during times of limited visibility. OHV's may operate on the Sandstone Trail May 1 through December 31. The Sandstone Trail is closed to motorized use from January 1 through April 30. All other trails on the Kisatchie Ranger District are closed to OHV use. All cross-country (off-road, off-trail) travel by any motorized vehicle, including OHV's is prohibited year-around. All paved roads, gravel roads, and Forest Service system roads are closed to non street legal OHV's. It is not legal to cut cookies in roads or to ride road cutbanks and fill slopes. It is not legal for riders to make their own trails.

General Information

Directions: From Natchitoches, Louisiana, go west on Louisiana Hwy 6 for 7 miles. Turn left at LA Hwy 117 and travel south approximately 20 miles. Turn left onto Forest Highway 59 (Longleaf Scenic Byway) and look for signs for trailheads.

Activities


Bicycling

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
36 miles

 



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