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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +30/29 ft
Total: 9 riders

Mountain Biking Bogue Chitto State Park

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#12 of 50 mountain bike trails in Louisiana
#3040 in the world

10 miles of trails inside this park:
*Bird-dog MTB - a 1.4 miles blue rated MTB dirt singletrack w switchbacks and 227ft elevation and climbs and descents which connects to:
*Zephyr MTB - a 2.5 mile blue rated looped dirt singletrack with good up and down elevation, switchbacks, climbs, descents connects to :
* Gorge Trail - 5 to 7 mile (depending on offshoots of 5 mi loop you take) multi-use wider open green rated loop andpaved with limestone circling the gorge on the high side and passing the river on the low side of the park. All trails drain exceptionally well. Rollout and enjoy!! Go ride!

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
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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Mountain Bike Trails Near Franklinton, Louisiana

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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
    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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