Bethel Bike Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.83 out of 5
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Beginner
20.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,200 ft
↓ 3,000 ft
110
elevation (ft)

Network
Trail Description
About this trail
Bethel Bike Trails are a network of trails (Pine Lizard, South Pine Lizard, Badlands, Couch Trail,
Turtle Back Trail, Briar Patch, and South Bethel) which used to be Motorcycle trails. The trails
are in the Desoto National Forest. They are primarily single track with the occasional fire and
jeep trail. The trails are flat with only slight changes in elevation. The trails range from tight
turns in the trees to scenic rides along the creeks. Be prepared for a variety of soils ranging
from sand to hard packed dirt. I haven\'t ridden the trails enough to say what is the best route.
The Gulf Coast Bycicle Club has done a great job of fixing (especially since Hurricane Katrina)
and maintaining the trails. If you go to their website, you can get a description of each trail
individually and upcoming events. Being in the south, bring lots of water when you ride because
it will get very hot. It is an enjoyable ride, but also the only ride on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 

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Q: Since the last hurricane, does this trail still exist and is it still ridable??? -LowDawg

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Q: Can someone please give me the directions to any point of this map so I can ride the trail? -JeffJohnson

A: Jeff, have you tried using the "Driving Directions" form on the trail page? It's under the "Directions" heading just below the trail features. From the map it looks like one trailhead is off hwy 15 on an unmarked road. Here's what you get from the directions form using Biloxi as the starting point: https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=30.60151, -88.94523&hl=en&saddr=biloxi, ms

Jeff Barber answered on August 21, 2015. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (38)
 

Bunny Hop

July 21, 2019
luckystarz Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Fun trail, well cared for. Must have full suspension for Couch and Briarwood due to root stairs however South Bethel was super fun and flowed well. We'll be back




Granny Gear


March 12, 2019
 
Review: My first time here. Google maps put me close to motorbike trailhead but folks there told me to continue on FR426 a bit more (coming from Bethel Road) to get to clearly marked bike trailhead. Can get to the trailhead directly from Hey 15. Couple of other campers here in the big grassy parking area. One poster at the central info board showed the trails but they don't seem to be color coded or named on the trails themselves. There is basic signage at intersections. If you have a good sense of direction and pay attention to the double track connector roads it's pretty easy not to get lost. I'm pretty new at this and could handle the trails fine. It was a cooler afternoon in March so heat and humidity weren't an issue. There seemed to a regular weekday trickle of regular users coming and going who were happy to give directions. Glad I made to stop over! I have, the Gulf Coast Bike Club website seemed to be down so couldn't download the detailed map. Forest Service map not that easy to make out the trail details..




Granny Gear

January 7, 2019
kbar87 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good fast beginners trail, great for a quick ride if your down on the gulf coast




Granny Gear

April 21, 2018
 
Review: Being new to MTB, this is perfect for my wife and I. We have been riding this trail 2-4 times a week for the last 2 weeks and love it!




Singletrack


January 19, 2018
C-Lo Singletrack  
 
Review: Nice trails. There is a lot of activity other than hiking and biking. Make sure you wear bright colors during hunting season. This us one of the few places hunting with dogs is legal. While I was riding a bunch of hunters released their dogs. A mountain biker was shot in the leg a few weeks ago. Some teens have a arrested for attacking bikers by sticking poles and sticks in the front wheel causing the rider to flip over the handle bars. With that being said be it is a nice, well marked trail. I would recommend riding in a group when coming here. The local bike shop does night rides every Wednesday night.




Granny Gear

October 22, 2017
 
Review: Great trail for beginners. very little elevation. a few roots and some sandy areas.




Gramcounter

August 11, 2017
 
Review: My favorite and only trail system in this state that is worth visiting.




Gramcounter

May 23, 2016
Kazy Gramcounter  
 
Review: Nice trail for beginners




Singletrack


March 21, 2016
LeighS68 Singletrack  
 
Review: Stopped during a road trip to Baton Rouge for a stretch ride. Rode 12 miles of this system and found it to be very level with limited challange. Ok let me be fair, I ride North Georgia on a regular basis. Overall the use of terrain was nice and I had a good time cranking out some miles on my single speed.




Granny Gear

December 4, 2015
labmom Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fast, flowy, fun.
Not much technical riding but definitely constant pedaling and fun for a beginner rider.



Bethel Bike Trails MTB Trail 3.83 out of 5 based on 38 ratings. 38 user reviews.
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