Big Tree Trails

4.67 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is made up of mostly very wide singletrack (some would define as doubletrack), with some singletrack throughout. There are some bridges, with a very large, safe bridge, with rails, that goes over the marsh area in the beginning of the trail. some decent hill climbs with descents. Not sure on the excact distance, but within the first mile to mile and a half, there is the point where you can turn left to do the 3 mile loop, or keep to the right and do the complete 7 mile loop. This point is located at the top of a fairly decent climb, and has a picnic table with a sign nailed to a tree that points to the long loop. There are various signs marking items of interest along the way, and decent tree markings for directions and hiking symbols that mark the trail. Pay attention to these markings as you cross the normal vehicle roads. Sometimes the trail doesn't just go straight across these roads, but the markings are good for identifying these areas.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Are non-military members allowed to ride here? -Jeff Barber

A: You must have access to the military base to ride the trail, so no, you can't ride if you don't have someone to escort you on base.

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Reviews (3)


May 20, 2017
GTXC4 Doubletrack  
Review: I've ridden this trail only a few times over the past 5 years, a little here and a little there. Lately, I've really taken to the whole thing and falling in love with it. I've ridden many, many places around the globe and this trail is great. The flow is well routed, and except for the low areas that can get nasty after much rain, it has everything. Climbs, a few sketchy descents, bridges, roots, rocks, and even gravel roads. It has the right amount of forest road access and straight sections of speed built in the trail. Really feels like isolated backcountry. It's like your typical southern pine forest, however half seem to be oaks. Out of the rich foliage, wildflowers erupt providing great scenery and on some sections leave you forgetting that you're actually in Louisiana. The trail is well marked, and I mean well marked. Even if grass gets a little tall, it's easy to tell where to go. The are additions coming along to add to the trail. It's a shame that Chris doesn't get more help. For those who are able and have base access, it's a real shame if you don't check this place out and help with it. Just lot's of scenery and many places to access the trail and bail off. Truly a treasure to have on a base. Where else can you be secluded out in the wilderness with a B-52 flying low-level over?

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March 11, 2017
Steve Rost Gramcounter  
Review: Great trail, no critters this round...wet in low areas but awesome ride!

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Granny Gear

August 12, 2015
POBoling Granny Gear  
Review: First getting to trail: the trail is on Barksdale AFB. If not part of the Armed Services you will need to go thru industrial gate. Go news no violent or sex offenders allowed but plenty of snakes. Military can sponsor a guest. Once on Base head to the east side there after some drive you will find a shoppette, ask them how to get to trail and get past gate. If you belong they will tell you. The posted location is not the trail head look for a sign (I will add pictures). Hints continue up hill on road and take a left or right where you see a trail cross the is a blue hiking tag on the right. Head left on log road and you will find a pinic table and board describing the trail. If you are still confused go back to the coordinates on this Web page look beyond the oil rig and you should see a brown sign that says "trail". If still lose head back toward gate and you will see a sign that says "trail" along the road.

I Road this in high heat summer carry bug spray with deat, there are hundreds of big horse flies. Also lots of snakes, so watch where you step.

As you head deeper trail maintenance is questionable (old and slightly overgrown).

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Big Tree Trails MTB Trail 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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