The Longleaf Scenic Byway is a 17-mile stretch of road that takes you through a longleaf pine forest of rolling hills, buttes and mesas. Beech, southern magnolias, and loblolly pines also populate the hillsides. The scenic byway begins on the eastern edge of Kisatchie National Forest off of highway 119, traveling through the heart of the national forest to its western edge.
The byway is a main access point for some of the national forest’s best destinations including the Longleaf Vista, which is one of the few scenic overlooks in the state of Louisiana. Stop at the vista to enjoy the view, have a picnic, or to enjoy the 1.5-mile loop hike that is truly enjoyable. The Longleaf Vista would be unique to experience anywhere, but especially in Louisiana.
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The Longleaf Scenic Byway is great for exploring year-round.
Caroline Dormon Trail
Kisatchie Bayou Campground