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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +140/206 ft
Total: 31 riders
 

Mountain Biking Arkabutla Lake Dam

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#18 of 34 mountain bike trails in Mississippi
#8414 in the world

Single track and double track. Very flat, sandy at times. Aproximately 5 mile loop. Well maintained. The trail is fairly easy and good for beginners. However, beginners need to watch out for the inclines on which stepping logs have been imbedded to accomadate hikers. Watch out for all of the joggers, too! Lots of them. It is a really beautiful nature trail.

First added by stripes on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Exit at the Hernando, MS exit off of Interstate 55 in NW Mississippi. Turn west onto Hwy 304 (Holly Springs St). Keep going approximately 9 to 10 miles to the town of Eudora. (This town consists of a cross roads with a Baptist Church and two gas station/country stores) Turn left at this cross roads which is 301 and there should be plenty signs that point to the lake. Go 4 miles and turn left onto Pratt Rd. This road goes into the Park and ends at the dam. Turn right at the dam and left at the first road. (Next to the spillway) This road goes to a picnic area. The trail head for the bike trail and the nature trails are in this picnic area. They are well marked and maps are at the trail head in a little box on the trail head sign. This is a rural area of Ms. and signs are sparse.
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  • Earthmover511
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    9/19/19 Dry easy but some challenging sections. Its close to work for me so that's a factor. Lots of spiderwebs, wish more people would ride it!

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  • papizjb
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    Very nice trail. I rode the 5 mile red loop. I'd estimate 80% of this trail is wide and non-technical. There were a few blow downs I cleared, and even after a light rain yesterday, the trail was dry enough for a nice ride. There are some hills to climb, and there are maybe 3 or 4 technical spots. Rode this in November, and the foliage was awesome.

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  • Defshark
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    great Beginner trail in terms of technical, has some climbs, not much traffic at all, but very well maintained has 3 different trails on the 5 mile there are even wildlife watching post

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  • dsw424
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    The 2,3,5 mile loop being reviewed is a mixed purpose trail. There is a new, little known mountain bike only trail on the Tate county side of the park. You must exit the main park and re-enter in a smaller area down the road. The new trail is tight, nice bridges over the ditches, but needs more use to keep the vegetation in check. Go check it out! The horse trails next to it make it even longer and more fun.* Review edited 11/4/2010* Review edited 11/4/2010

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  • blink182house
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    Trail is very skinny, not sandy as described above. Not very much of a beginner trail, constant pedaling and slow uphill climbs. Terrain is pretty basic, lots of roots. This trail is not used very often, lots of spider webs and fallen tree limbs. No flat speed areas, so its more of an endurance trail.

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  • rottenbelly
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    This is well mantained and marked well. Very senic. My every other day workout spot.

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  • dajones71
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    Great trail to ride if you are looking just to get some dirt on your tires.

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  • shar
    *****

    This trail has a 2-mile, a 3-mile and a 5-mile loop. There were lots of hills and some water in the low lying areas from a recent rain.

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