Hikers can see different plant communities; interesting topography, wildlife, beautiful scenery, and various forest management activities. A portion of the trail is adjacent to Toledo Bend Reservoir
, and many portions lie along streams or special wildlife areas. The trail crosses roads at a number of locations, so it’s easy to plan shorter hikes of varying lengths.
The trail is easy to follow. It is marked with 2″ x 4″ aluminum, rectangular-shaped tags which are attached to trees at a height of 5 feet above the ground in both directions. A vertical tag indicates that the trail generally continues straight ahead. A single tag with the long side leaning to the left indicates a left turn and double tags with the long sides leaning to the right indicate a hard right turn.
The Trail Between The Lakes is designated for hiking only; horses, off-road vehicles, and mountain bikes are not allowed.
There are many opportunities to camp in primitive or natural settings along the route. Camping is not allowed in the Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area during deer hunting season or in colonies of red-cockaded woodpeckers, which are an endangered species. Woodpecker colony boundaries are marked with aqua-green paint and boundary signs. The Forest Service asks that you please be careful with campfires, and if you “pack it in, pack it out”.