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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +30/ -29 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Bogue Chitto State Park

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#7 of 51 mountain bike trails in Louisiana
#1,225 in the world

Features hilly terrain (^270Ft) and 14 miles of singletrack.  Eight singletrack mountain biking trails (the only machine groomed singletrack trails in the state) which entails 3 blue (1 flow trail) , 4 green, 1 freestyle jump line black trail, a progressive jump skills park, a progressive drop skills park, also some old school XC handbuilt singletrack, a kids practice loop, gorge hiking trails, tubing, canoe and kayak rentals, horseback riding/ rentals, camping, glamping rentals, cabin rentals, disc golf, and a water playground.


First added by Mark Chiasson on May 11, 2018. Last updated Sep 2, 2022. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: yes
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Getting there
Start from the north MTB trail head on Bird-dog and make your way down to Zephyr and then do the Gorge Trail Loop for 10 miles total. Both of these trails can be ridden bi-directionally.
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  • TrailForce
    Reviewing Zephyr:

    Great single track with lots of fast and steep descents.

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    Reviewing Gorge Run Trail:

    Big hills for southern LA and plenty of steep sections.

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  • Mark Chiasson
    Reviewing Zephyr:

    2.4 miles of blue rated hilly dirt singletrack with switchbacks and bench cutting to level out the tire tread into hillsides

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  • Mark Chiasson

    Another dirt Singletrack trail opening in April 2019 within the park, called Bird Dog

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  • Mark Chiasson

    Two Blue Rated hilly MTB Dirt Singletrack trails and the Green rated Gorge Loop

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  • Mark Chiasson
    Reviewing Bird-Dog:

    1.4 miles. Blue rated trail that passes the gorge with some graded switchbacks. Elevation is up to 226 ft, so climbs and descents are present here. Trails are hand built and bench cut where needed to provide a level treadline in hillsides. Go ride and enjoy.

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  • Bryan E Needham

    Good hills for Louisiana and the trail was nicely marked. My first trail ride, so for me it was fun. Great beginner trail

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  • nolajonjon

    I really enjoyed this trail. I am working on my conditioning so I found the climbs challenging at times but they lead to rewarding descents. The trail was wide for the most part with a few narrow areas as well as some twists and turns. Scenery was great. A few different areas to get water and restrooms just off the trail and you can jump in the river or splash park to cool off if you need to.
    I am adding this trail to my regular rides to increase my endurance with climbs. It has some good flow as well.

    $3/person to enter the park.

    Note that this review is for the existing Gorge Run Trail... I understand that the local mountain biking association, NORBA, has some trails in the planning stages coming soon to this park. I am really looking forward to that!

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