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Pets allowed
Yes-restrictions
Elevation Gain
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
1.25 mi (2.01 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Quiet.

Cons

Can be muddy.

Trailhead Elevation

31.00 ft (9.45 m)

Highest point

40.00 ft (12.19 m)

Net Elevation Gain

20.00 ft (6.10 m)

Address

Sam Houston Jones State Park road
Lake Charles, LA 70611
United States

Features

Family friendly
Near lake or river
Wildlife

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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