Valentine Lake Trail


Length: 3.4 mile loop

Type: Packed Dirt

Difficulty: Easy

Usages: Walking | Biking

Location: Kisatchie National Forest – Calcasieu Ranger District, Evangeline Unit – (31.243014, -92.680146)

Map: Trail Map


Agency: U. S. Forest Service

Contact: website | 318-793-9427

Directions: From Alexandria, drive west on Louisiana Highway 28 West for 12 miles to Louisiana Highway 121. Turn left (south) on LA 121 and go 0.3 miles to Valentine Lake Road (Forest Road 279) and turn left. Go 0.8 miles to Forest Road 282 and turn right. Go 1.1 mile.  The first paved right is to the North Shore Campground.  Continue on Forest Road 282 for 0.5 miles, to the right is the Day Use/Fishing Area.  Continue on Forest Road 282 for 2 miles to the Wild Azalea Trailhead parking area.


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: Drinking Water

Bathroom: Flush Toilets | Vault Toilets

Entrance Fee: None

Camping: None

Special Notes:

Valentine Lake Trail

Valentine Lake Trail is an easy 3.4 mile loop located in the Valentine Lake Recreation Complex that features views of hardwood and pine forests.. This trail starts and ends at the Northshore Campground and provides access to the northern-most end of the Wild Azalea Trail. Open to both hikers and bikers, visitors can expect restrooms, campsites, and access to drinking water.