Louisiana ATV Trail Guide
You may have gotten the idea that to ride your ATV in Louisiana means going mudding. In large part that’s true…you will likely learn to love Louisiana mud. For sure, ATV riding in Louisiana offers opportunities for experiencing the outdoors at its finest and most scenic. We’ve only highlighted a very few of the best ATV parks in Louisiana, but there are many other great areas for ATV and UTV trail riding to be found throughout the state. Here at Treadworld, we have the ATV tires you need for wherever your adventures take you. Don’t hesitate to contact our tire experts via live chat or email with any questions you may have, and to get the ideal Master ATV and UTV Tires for you.
Bonnet Carre Spillway
Location: 16302 River Road, Norco, LA
Over 850 acres of fields, marsh, and weedy waste areas, along with some woodlands, make for a 4-wheeler riding paradise for off-roaders. There are also mud bogs, lots of ‘em, that form easily when it rains. The generally smooth trails make this ideal for beginning ATV riders, but there’s enough diversity to engage all levels of experience. Known as the Bonnet Carre Crevasse when it was built in 1871, the spillway helps control floods and overflows from the Mississippi River and is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Kisatchie National Forest Complex (including Clairborne Multi-Use Trail System, and Camp Livingston Trail Complex)
Location: 2500 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA
The Kisatchie National Forest Complex is spread across seven Louisiana parishes (aka counties to non-Cajuns) and includes 604,000 acres with nearly 200 miles of paved and unpaved ATV and UTV riding trails. Among many, four of the most popular ATV trails are listed below.
Clairborne Multi-Use Trail System: offers over 90 miles of marked wooded trails, over three separate loops. The North Loop has 32 miles of ATV trails, the Woodworth Loop has 20, and the Boy Scout Loop has 30 miles for of trails for off-roading adventures. The trails take riders through the World War II military fort known as Camp Claiborne, the training ground for over 500,000 of our troops. These trails are recommended for beginner and intermediate level 4-wheeler riders. Count on hard-packed terrain that can turn into a mud pit when it rains.
Camp Livingston Trail Complex: this area was formerly a WWII camp and has been repurposed into a multi-use trail system that sprawls across 4,480 acres. It’s got two moderate loop trails: the nearly 23-mile Little Creek Loop and the 13-mile Hickman Trail. The trails feature weave through pine upland forest and sandy hardwood bottoms, including numerous creek and stream crossings. These trails are recommended for beginner and intermediate level 4-wheeler riders.
Kisatchie National Forest Complex (Sandstone Multi-Use Trail and Vernon Enduro Multi-Use Trail)
Location: 2500 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA
Sandstone Multi-Use Trail: has 36 miles of 3 loop multi-use trails for ATV riders. Weaving through sandy hardwood bottoms, beautiful pine upland forest, stream crossings, and sandstone bluffs, the area gives off-road adventurers the chance to challenge hilly terrain alongside spectacular views of the longleaf pine forest, white sand shoreline, and rocky rapids. Elevation reaches 2165 feet.
Vernon Enduro Multi-Use Trail: a 45-mile trail system that loops through pine upland forest combining flat and twisty terrain. Many trails are hard-packed and good for beginning riders, though subject to sandy patches, and when it rains, mud pits. Elevation ranges from 200 to 300 feet. Three trail loops, one exclusively for motorcycles.
Cooterville Mud Rides
Location: 329 Harper Camp Road, Delhi, LA
One of the newer ATV trails in Louisiana, this area offers over 25 miles of ATV trail riding weaving through this 1,000-acre park. Riders will find a variety of adventurous terrain including several mud pits, ponds and swamps. Expert ATV and UTV riders may want to consider other options, but this is a wonderful area for novice and intermediate riders. There’s also a 24-acre lake on-site.
High Lifter Proving Grounds
Location: 7140 Colquitt Road, Shreveport LA
With mudding trails and mud bogs designed for mud lovers, this area offers 25 miles of 4-wheeler riding on its 574 acres that includes mud holes, jump holes and play ponds for your ATV riding pleasure. Not a mud fan? Not a problem as you can find plenty of trails where you can navigate on dry land too. Elevation ranges from around 260 to 290 feet.
Location: 12220 LA-8, Colfax, LA
4-wheeler riders of all skill levels will find tons of off-roading adventures among the wood trails, open areas, and mud bogs in this 600-acre park, as well as epic mud rides. But, despite being known for some of the best mud riding Louisiana has to offer, the park also offers novice to intermediate experience riders plenty of dryer trails. The area is also bordered by the Red River and has the 105-acre Oxbow Lake on-site.
Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park
Location: 100 Muddy Bottoms Dr., Sarepta, LA
One of the largest ATV parks in Louisiana, this area offers ATV riding trails weaving through the 5,000-acre park for exploration of wooded areas, mud bogs, swamps, deep water holes, and a network of trails throughout the entire area that enable you to choose your own loop. While it’s a muddy area, especially in the southern portions of the park, there are hard-packed pathways and open areas for playing around that will accommodate ATV and UTV trail riding of all riding preferences and skill levels, especially on the northern side.
Tower Trax ATV Recreation Park
Location: 30247 LA-10, Roseland, LA
Offering over 40 miles of trails weaving through 2,600 acres of wilderness, this is one of the largest ATV parks in Louisiana. Always scenic, you’ll find muddy trails, meadows, five mud ponds, and creek crossings, especially in wet weather. Dryer trails pass by scenic meadows. Suitable for beginning riders, but ATV riders with all levels of experience will find a lot to like here.
Zona ATV Recreation Park
Location: 49119 LA-60, Franklinton, LA
Here are 500 acres with over 15 miles of trails featuring lots of mud pits, sand trails, and even deeper water riding. Family-friendly with ATV riding tending more toward novice and intermediate than expert. When you want a break from off-roading, you can chill beside the Tarzan Boat water park, a small swimming lake on-site.