Dorman Trail Horseback Riding

The 2nd most popular equestrian trail in Louisiana.

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Southwest of Natchitoches, the Caroline Dorman Trail is a 13 mile horseback riding route traverses the rugged terrain of the Kisatchie National Forest. The route is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.

To reach the trailhead from US49, take the Derry exit (exit 119) and turn south on Louisiana 119. Drive 5.5 miles on LA Hwy 119 to Forest Highway 59 (Longleaf Scenic Byway). Turn right (west) onto FH 59 and go 3.2 miles to the recreation junction, a signed location.

Overall, Dorman Trail is the 2nd most popular horse trail of all 5 horseback rides in Louisiana.

Dorman Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Kisatchie National Forest (318) 352-2568; Lousiana Tourism (800) 759-9572 or 33GUMBO.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Lotus Camp, Coral Camp, Coyote Camp

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  31.47522, -93.0019

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  8/4/2016

ID:  14741

Dorman Trail Horseback Riding Map


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