Are you dreaming of wondrous woodland walkies with your tail-wagging tyke but can't find the best spot for you? Then look no further than the mutts-visit Schockaloe Trail in Bienville National Forest! There are 23 magnificent miles of forest to explore on this trail, and whether you want to follow the main track for the full distance or circle back at one of the road crossings, you won't be disappointed with this heavenly hike!
While adventuring in this pawesome place, you'll find yourself trekking along a wide path through tall trees that vary from loblolly pines to red oak, dipping your toes and paws in sparkling streams as you cross creeks and stopping to pawnder the beauty of this blissful retreat. This stunning stroll is alight with rich colors no matter the season, and you'll want to snap a puppy pic at every twist and turn!
Whether you've got a furry fitness fanatic or leisurely lap-dog at the end of that leash, this route is made for you. While there is little information regarding the exact elevation gain of this lengthy loop, the Shockaloe Trail maintains a relatively flat track throughout and suits all skill levels. There are two campsites with ample facilities available to hikers who stop by on their walk, with the first found at the trailhead and another found about 10 miles in.
If you're hoping to break this long lap up into segments, you can camp in Base Camp 1 with your precious pooch for up to 14 days. There is plenty of parking space at these base camps for both cars and trailers. There is also drinking water available at the camps, but pack some more for the long stretches in between and don't forget the puppy poop packaging either! This trail doesn't get a lot of traffic from hikers, but it is a popular track for horses. Despite this, you can still enjoy a solitary stroll with your furever friend and make the most of this enchanting escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.