Northeast of Alexandria near Sicily Island, the Catahoula Recreation area has 320 acres open to dirt bike riding. There are tall sand and dirt hills, along with mud pits.
From Monroe, La. To Catahoula Recreation is about 62 miles. Take I-20 east to Rayville go right on hwy. 137 that turns into hwy. 15 south go threw Wisner La. About 3 miles to Peck La. Turn right on hwy. 913. go 5.8 miles turn right on gravel road into the Sicily Island Hills. Follow signs from there 1 mile.
From Alexandria, La. To Catahoula Recreation is about 70 miles. Take hwy. 28 east to Archie La. Then take hwy. 84 east (right) to Jonesville La. Go left on hwy. 124 to Harrisonburg La. Turn right on hwy. 8 east (cross the Ouachita River bridge) go about 6 miles to Leland La. Turn left on hwy. 913 go 2.3 miles turn left into the Sicily Island Hills on gravel road follow signs from there 3/4 mile.
Note: Open weekends only. An additional 300 acres of riding area is planned (about 25% is complete).
Overall, Catahoula Recreation is the 8th most popular dirt bike trail of all 9 dirt biking rides in Louisiana.