Sandstone Multi-Use Trail

Area Status: 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 Sandstone Multiple-Use Trail is seasonally closed to motorized use from January through April, reopening early May. Hikers, runners, cyclists and horseback riders may continue to use the trail during this time.
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.


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

OHV Trail Riding

Class of Vehicle Motorcycle

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  Area/Length : 
36 miles