One of the best true mountain bike trails in Mississippi. Lots of climbs with a long, cross county feel. You cover a lot of distance with very few spaghetti loops. The last two miles are a must-do with the best downhill section in Mississippi.
Family Friendly: City park with two lakes, paved pathways for running and biking with playground. Several bathrooms, but no showers. Unfortunately, no camping.
To access this loop, start from the rear parking lot at the upper lake. Leave the parking lot and head for the obvious gravel road going uphill with a gate. Fifty feet after starting the gravel road, the singletrack will start on your left. (Optional downhill start 200 yards further up hill on gravel road)
Follow the blue blazes on the trees for the singletrack. Stay off the green trails (horses). The trail can be hard to follow in places, but if you follow the blue blazes there is an 11-12 mile loop. Expect lots of climbing. There are lots of bail-out points as the singletrack stays close to the gravel road.
The singletrack has it all: steep climbs and downhills, tight turns, few sandy spots, some small rock gardens and rocks, lakes, wildlife and a couple of creek crossings.
After completing the 12-mile loop, the trail will dump back out on the gravel road, go right to head back to the parking lot. If you want to ride gravel, there is an excellent four-mile perimeter gravel road with several big hills.
The first one to four miles are singletrack near the lake. At mile ~four, go right on the gravel road and climb the big hill. Go left at the summit and head down the doubletrack. Go 500' down the doubletrack and take the doubletrack on your left. Go 500', take a hard left onto singletrack following the blue blazes. Follow this for one mile until you're back to the gravel road.
Go right (downhill) and follow the doubletrack down and right near the lake. Continue for one mile on a straightaway on doubletrack. Stay straight at the end and the singletrack starts again. Follow this trail for around three miles. Turn right when the trail gets to the woods road.
Follow the doubletrack/woods road until you return back to the summit of the gravel road. Go left all the way down (around one mile) until a sign on the left. Take the left at the sign and follow the blue blazes for around three miles until the end.
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