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Louisiana's longest
contiguous trail

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The Wild Azalea Trail carries the honor of being the longest Running/Hiking trail in the state of Louisiana. It runs from the town of Woodworth to Valentine Lake. Along the trail you will pass through a variety of ecosystems. Parts of the trail are lower with hardwoods and lazy creeks creating a beautiful backdrop to your adventure. Other parts are higher and hillier with the Longleaf Pines gracing your path to the Finish line. 
The 10th annual Wild Azalea Trail Challenge is slated for January 6, 2024 at 6:00 am in the Evangeline Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest just outside of Alexandria, Louisiana. At 26 miles, this is the longest contiguous trail in the entire state of Louisiana. No other trail even comes close to the beauty and topography which abounds along the Wild Azalea. 

6 participant classes:
  • 27 Mile Ultra Individual
  • 27 Mile Mountain Bike
  • 50 Mile Ultra Individual
  • 50 Mile Mountain Bike
  • 13 Mile Individual Run
  • 10K Individual Run
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