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The Area51 XC Race track is approximately 9 miles in length and is clockwise direction


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6.8

Miles

11.0

KM

95%

Singletrack

417' 127 m

High

247' 75 m

Low

771' 235 m

Up

745' 227 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

Route starts at sea level and has short climbs with several fast, flowing sections and some tight switchbacks throughout the course. The ending sections Gemini > Apollo will challenge riders with short climbs to finish the race loop.

Need to Know

Small parking lot directly adjacent to race start/finish. Additionally parking will be available on race days located down towards the boat ramp of Arkabutla Lake

Description

The route begins at the yellow gate located on the west end of the trailer parking lot and proceeds west on the doubletrack turning right on the Race Start segment, left on Padawan then proceeding on the Voyager loop clockwise, turn right on Gemini up the hill, then down the hill on Apollo turning left on Voyager, right on Padawan and then left on the Race Finish segment ending at the parking lot.

History & Background

Mountain bike trail system on US Army Corps of Engineers property at Arkabutla Lake.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jered Haddad

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The start of the trail system.
Dec 9, 2021 near Coldwater, MS
Voyager bypass the drop.
Aug 10, 2023 near Coldwater, MS
Area 51 (Hernando, Mississippi) parking lot
Jul 31, 2023 near Coldwater, MS

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