Paris Mountain State Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.58 out of 5
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Intermediate
11
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,900 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
1,065
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
From the front of the park, park in the big parking lot with the islands. Hug the uphill side of shelter 4 which is near the Park Center. This is the start of the Mountain Creek Trail. Take this through the CCC amphitheater. At about 1.5 miles the trail becomes the Sulphur Springs Trail.Stay on the right fork. .5 miles take a left on the Archery Range Trailhead access. On the pavement take a right an gear down. At the top you can pick your options because they all come back to here. Firetower Trail / Suphur Springs loop is a technical climb if you go counterclockwise with a surfing downhill on the way back. Clockwise is a moderate climb with a tight technical downhill on the way back. Brissy Ridge to Pipsissewa to North Lake is a five mile lollipop trail with big ramps and a surf down to the water. Taking the Sulphur Springs trail next to the gate brings you back down to the bottom and onto the Mountain Creek Trail, but stretch your brake fingers because this is an old hiking trail and the steepest technical there is in the park. Its steep and if steep is not your thing take the road back to the Archery Range Trailhead and get back on the trail to go with the flow back to your car
added by Guest May 27, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Bunny Hop

May 31, 2015
 
Review: It was rainy and misty today. roots were slippery mostly on climbs. It was my toughest ride to date.

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Granny Gear

April 9, 2015
 
Review: There are a lot of great little loops in here. It's small and accessible enough to remember the trail and carry some speed.

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Gramcounter


February 15, 2015
ABW928 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Some real fun technical sections. Tough climb up sulpher springs, fun downhill reward. Closest thing I've found to sugarloaf in Yuma since I moved to Georgia

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Granny Gear

February 3, 2015
jpneely Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail system! I definitely took the trails the wrong way the first time and ended up doing the "hike a bike" marathon until I reached the less steep portions of the trail! But oh man was it worth it coming back down! fast and flowy with plenty of small rock gardens and roots to throw you off balance. This is one of my favorite trails in the state so far although I have yet to hit the FATS trail system that this gives the number one spot.

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Granny Gear

September 11, 2014
 
Review: Ride here all the time, great facility... Has some VERY challenging portions !!

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Trailblazer


July 6, 2014
 
Review: Nice downhill section.Around the top of the Mt. is pretty good with some good views.Trails at the bottom need some more technical areas.

Similar Trail: Croft state park

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Gramcounter

June 26, 2014
 
Review: Super fun ride, the climb up sulfur creek was a true test of my legs, wow what a climb. But the ride back down all those switch backs was totally worth the effort. I'm rating this a 4 simply because it costs $5 per person to get into the park! I will definitely be back to explore some more of the trails.

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Bunny Hop

June 1, 2014
fotifero Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Park property has an odd size to it but they make great use of it. Trails are well thought out but not too manicured leaving a somewhat wild but well planned ride experience. Trail maps and signs at every intersection. Parking at many different spots within the park as well, allowing for some shuttle action but the climb is awesome so I recommend just parking at the bottom. Trails seem to hold up pretty well in wet conditions but beware of big roots and rocks everywhere.

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March 30, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: living in Greenville SC i ride this trail as much as i can ~ 3 times a month or so. great variety of sections, lots of technical stuff that rewards you with great down sections. total blast.

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Trailblazer

March 5, 2014
 
Review: I just rode here on Monday on the way back to Florida from North Carolina. I was very impressed with the trails and terrain here.These are great "old school" natural trails. Everything seems pretty untouched--lots of rocks and roots. The trails are pretty technical and challenging. I had a lot of fun, especially on the Sulphur Springs downhill; although I was bummed to find out that they apparently modified it to be slower and easier a few years ago. Some of the climbs on Brissy Ridge and Kanuga were pretty brutal and I had to walk in some sections. I could see those being a lot of fun to ride clockwise since they would be mainly downhill. The area around the lake was very beautiful and I would like to come camp here some time. When I rode it had just recently rained and the trails were pretty wet in some areas, but seemed to handle the rain pretty well.

Some downsides to the trail system are that the trails are closed to bikes on Saturday and the system is relatively short.

Similar Trail: Bent Creek

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Paris Mountain State Park MTB Trail 4.58 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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