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Bonita Lakes Main Loop

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10.5 Miles 16.9 Kilometers



1,312' 400 m


-1,316' -401 m


587' 179 m


381' 116 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (14°)

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587' 179 m


381' 116 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (14°)

A nice park in the city with riders choosing singletrack or doubletrack, both with big climbs!

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Bring your legs for this hilly park 5 minutes off the interstate in Meridian. The singletrack loop features +/- 1,100' of climbing over 12 miles. The perimeter gravel road is a great cool down or gravel grind. Located in a beautiful setting with two large lakes, pavilions, playgrounds, and walking trails.
Family Friendly: City park with 2 lakes, paved pathways for running & biking with playground. several bathrooms, but no showers. Unfortunately, no camping
Dogs: Leashed

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Expect lots of hills, bring water in the hot months. If you need to bail, head right on the gravel road and it will lead you back to the car. Grab a map at the kiosk


One of the best true mountain bike trails in Mississippi. Lots of climbs with a long, cross county feel. You cover alot of distance with very few spaghetti loops. The last 2 miles is a must do with the best downhill section in Mississippi.

12-13 mile loop if all the trails are used. 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. 50' 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 marking on 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 a 11-12 mile loop. Expect lots of climbing. 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 the parking lot. If you want to ride gravel there is an excellent 4 mile perimeter gravel road with several big hills.

Basic trail info:
Miles 1-4- Singletrack near the lake
At mile +/- 4, go right on gravel road, climb big, big hill, go left at summit down doubletrack
Go 500' down doubletrack, take the doubletrack on your left, go 500', take a hard left on Singletrack following blue blazes
Follow this for 1 mile until back to gravel road
Go right (downhill) and follow doubletrack down and right near lake
Go 1 mile on straight away on doubletrack, stay straight at end and singletrack starts again
Follow this trail for +/- 3 miles. Turn right when trail get to woods road.
Follow doubletrack/woods road until back at summit of gravel road
Go left all the way down (+/- 1 mile) until sign on left
Take left sign and follow blue blazes for +/- 3 miles until end

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Large multi-use park with walking trails, playgrounds, 2 lacks, good security and safe

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Steep hills with some fun downhill sections. The best hills and terrain in Mississippi, and worth a go if you are in the area. The trail has recently been marked with blue arrows and has been cleaned up. The gravel road around the lake is an excellent way to cool down or gets some mileage in after you do the singletrack. Dec 21, 2015

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