Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Elevation: +229/191 ft
Total: 15 riders
Mountain Biking Big Tree Trails
#5 of 50 mountain bike trails in Louisiana
#1235 in the world
This trail is made up of mostly very wide singletrack (some would define as doubletrack), with some singletrack throughout. There are some bridges, with a very large, safe bridge, with rails, that goes over the marsh area in the beginning of the trail. some decent hill climbs with descents. Not sure on the excact distance, but within the first mile to mile and a half, there is the point where you can turn left to do the 3 mile loop, or keep to the right and do the complete 7 mile loop. This point is located at the top of a fairly decent climb, and has a picnic table with a sign nailed to a tree that points to the long loop. There are various signs marking items of interest along the way, and decent tree markings for directions and hiking symbols that mark the trail. Pay attention to these markings as you cross the normal vehicle roads. Sometimes the trail doesn't just go straight across these roads, but the markings are good for identifying these areas.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
Trail is located on base so you will need base access to access this trail. Go down Range Rd and be sure to stop at the PX/BX convenience store to get the code for the gate by the lake. Store is at the corner of Range and Perimeter rd. The Gate is on Eastgate rd.
After passing the locked gate on the Lake road drive past the Southeast corner of the lake and on the left you will see an open area with gas wells in the middle up on a small hill. This is a good place to park. Jump on our bike and head back down the road you just drove on and you will see the trail head about half way back to the lake (maybe 200 Mtrs from where you parked). You will see a sign nailed to a tree that says "Trail" (South side). You will also see this in the same spot on the other side of the street (North side). You can go either direction, but the general direction is to start out on the south side.
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