Clear Springs Lake Trail For Mountain Biking

The 3rd most popular mountain bike trail in Mississippi.

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Located 8 miles west of Meadville within the Homochito National Forest, the Clear Springs Lake Trail is 10 miles of wooded mountain biking singletrack, with many short, very steep hills and screaming downhills past cypresses and flowering hickories. A good mix of fast/slow/easy, and technical. Locals say the hot ticket is to mountain bike ride the trail clockwise.

To reach the trailhead, follow US84/98 east of Natchez past Roxie. Look for Clear Springs Recreation Area directional signs. The trailhead is located just outside the main gate.

What? The 7 mile CST hasn’t tired you yet? Theres a new 6.5 mile spur off the main trail within 0.25 miles of the trailhead. Its much more rolling but not quite as technical.

Also, there s a new trail in the area called Tallys Trail. It is an aggressive 12 mile route along ridges and through creeks. Be prepared to push up a couple of the hill climbs.

Overall, Clear Springs Lake Trail is the 3rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 5 mountain biking rides in Mississippi.


Local Contact(s):  Homochito National Forest (601)384-5876; Port Gibson Visitors (601) 437-4351; Miss. Tourism (800) 647-2290; Natchez Bicycle Center (601) 446-7794.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike! The Deep South" from Steve Jones

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Clear Springs CG (hot showers!)

Luxury Loding:  Oak Square Plantation (601) 437-4350; Monmouth Plantation

Breakfast Restaurant:  Ajax Diner, Oxford; Taylor Restaurant, Taylor

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  6201


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