Wild Azalea Trail


Length: 26.2 miles one-way

Type: Packed Dirt

Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult

Usages: Walking | Biking

Location: Kisatchie National Forest – Calcasieu Ranger District, Evangeline Unit – (31.236078, -92.683823)

Map: Area Map


Agency: U. S. Forest Service

Contact: website | 318-793-9427


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: None

Bathroom: None

Entrance Fee: None

Camping: Allowed

Special Notes:

Wild Azalea Trail

The Wild Azalea Trail is divided into 7 segments that vary from easy to moderate. The endpoints of this trail are the Valentine Lake Recreation Area and the Woodworth’s Town Hall parking lot. Yellow paint blazes mark the correct trail, not to be confused with the blue and white blazes in the area.

Many visitors choose to divide this trek into multiple days, as camping is permitted adjacent to the trail, at least 30 feet from the centerline of the trail. While the trail itself does not have access to water or bathrooms, the Wild Azalea Spur Trail connects this trail to ample resources at the Kincaid Lake Recreation Complex. This trail can also be accessed by State Highway 488 and several other points along the trail, allowing for visitors to complete shorter sections of the Wild Azalea Trail.