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I set off mid morning with my pack and a few essentials to do an out and back on the 10.4 mile point to point trail. The trail is lightly used and rated moderate, but once on it I found it to be an easy hike and well defined. My hike for the day consisted of 5 mile hike 5 mile run and a return hike to mile 2 to camp for the night that put a total of 15 miles on my shoes. Weather was forecasted to be in the low 30s with clear sky's. With a hammock and sleeping bag as my shelter, I settled in near a small creak that looked to be a regularly visited campsite. I built a small fire to cook my meal and settled in for the night. Woke up at 3am made me some coffee and breakfast and hit the trail for a night hike through the woods.


This trail is located near Provencal, LA off Longleaf Vista Road in Kisatchie National Forest. The forest is a mix of Pine a Hardwoods on a rolling terrain with an elevation gain of 781'. Trail is easy and a great place for trail runs, mountain biking, and birdwatching. Primitive camping is allowed but be sure to check the notices at the trail head prior to your hike for any current restrictions.