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Stagecoach Trail

Western Acadiana, Louisiana

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  • A signboard marks the beginning of the Stagecoach Trail (marked as the Yellow Trail inside the park), which shares the trailhead with the Longleaf Pine Trail.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Very quickly onto the trail, a sign marks where the Stagecoach Trail leaves the Longleaf Pine Trail and heads left.- Stagecoach Trail
  • The trail is over hard-packed dirt through a medium dense forest.- Stagecoach Trail
  • The trail passes along the Calcasieu West Fork, with a couple of small bridges over creeks that empty into the river.- Stagecoach Trail
  • The trail's wide, smooth surface makes it somewhat popular among cyclists as well.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Armadillo are one of the forms of wildlife that can be seen along the trail.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Scenic areas along the Stagecoach Trail.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Stagecoach Trail; Sam Houston Jones State Park.- Stagecoach Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Quiet.
Cons: 
Can be muddy.
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Region:
Western Acadiana, LA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Highest point: 
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Net Elevation Gain: 
20.00 ft (6.10 m)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Biking
Total Distance: 
1.25 mi (2.01 km)
Total elevation gain: 
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
31.00 ft (9.45 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Stagecoach Trail (sometimes labelled on park maps as the Yellow Trail) is a 1.25-mile loop trail that rises and falls slightly as it winds around the eastern portion of Sam Houston Jones State Park.

Sharing a trailhead with the Longleaf Pine Trail (sometimes labelled as the Blue Trail), the Stagecoach Trail makes a quick left turn before heading through medium-dense forests and trailing along the edge of the Calcasieu River West Fork. The trail follows a narrow sandy path that tends to meander, while wildlife such as armadillo and songbirds can be seen along the hike. Eventually, the trail meets up again with the Longleaf Pine trail as it returns back to the trailhead.

Note that the low-lying portions of the trail have a tendency to get very muddy following wet weather. There are no amenities at the trailhead.

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