Description - Located south of the Natchitoches, the 17-mile Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway guides motorists through the most unique scenery in the Kisatchie National Forest, offering natural beauty as well as direct and indirect access to several popular recreation spots in the Kisatchie Hills area. The Byway traverses the 00,000-acre Kisatchie Ranger District, the most scenic and enticing area within the 600,000 acre Kisatchie National Forest. The Byway also crosses Kisatchie Bayou, a state-designated scenic stream flowing through the district from south to north into Old River. Backpackers and hikers explore the 8,700-acre Kisatchie Hills Wilderness and its Backbone Trail. In addition, horse riders enjoy the Caroline Dormon Hiking and Equestrian Trail. Deer, Turkey, songbirds and other wildlife can be also viewed throughout the district. Hunting and fishing area special experience on the National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Preserve which contains 38,5000 acres. Some "must see" sites are Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Area and Longleaf Vista, where hikers and picnickers enjoy spectacular scenery. An abundance of wildflowers, scenic views, thriving hardwood and pine forests, historic points, and unusual rock formations inspire visitors to return often.
- The Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway (Kisatchie Scenic Byway) is known for it's Archeology, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.
Directions from : Take LA 117 north from Leesville or south from Provencal and turn east on before reaching the exit to Hwy. 378. Also you can reach to Byway from LA 119 (between Derry and Gorum).