Claiborne Multi-Use Trails


Length: 19 mile loop | 27 mile loop | 31 mile loop

Type: Off-Road Vehicle Trail

Difficulty: Difficult

Usages: ATV | Horseback | Motorcycle | Biking | Hiking

Location: Kisatchie National Forest – Calcasieu Ranger District, Evangeline Unit – (31.097294, -92.568226)

Map: Trail Map


Agency: U. S. Forest Service

Contact: website | 318-793-9427

Directions: 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.


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: None

Bathroom: Vault Toilets

Entrance Fee: “No trail-use fees for hikers”

Camping: Allowed (Extra fees)

Special Notes:

Claiborne Multi-Use Trails

The Claiborne Multi-Use Trails are primarily designed for off-road vehicles, motorcycles, and horses, however, hikers and bikers are also allowed. These trails are unique in that they were used to train over half a million soldiers for WWII. Today, they are 70 miles of beautiful trails that can be used to make any length hike.

  • North Loop (19 miles)
  • Woodsworth Loop (27 miles)
  • Boy Scout Loop (31 miles)

The main trailhead for these loops is the Loran/Claiborne Trailhead Camp, however, the Ahtus Melder Camp and Boy Scout Camp can also be used as staging areas.