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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +802/ -1,111 ft
Total: 22 riders

Mountain Biking Burning Sunshine

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#14 of 37 mountain bike trails in Mississippi
#2,879 in the world

I haven't rode it yet. Went to the park with the wife and her beach cruiser so . . . didn't ride the trail but I heard it was pretty sweet.

First added by TheFlyingIguana on Feb 15, 2009. Last updated May 2, 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
From HWY 78 Take Veterans Ave. Exit to the right. Follow signs to Elvis Presley Lake. Once through the gate stay to the right and it's on the right almost immediately.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Tupelo, Mississippi

| 1 mi
Intermediate | 9 mi

Rider questions

Q: This trail is closed because of tornado that knocked down a lot of trees

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  • jahuddleston

    A tornado in April 2014 completely wiped out this whole area. The logging trucks trashed what was left. There won't be trails for decades.

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  • Zeds Dead

    No need to visit. There is not a trail left. The Tornado that came through Tupelo in 2014 destroyed this area. All the trees are gone as is the State Park itself. It is a ghost town.

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  • outdoorsman

    Nice track it's so dry here it's dusty and sandy. There are a few trees down. But it's well worth the ride!!!

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  • Tstrahan87

    Awesome trails, very clean, fast and flowy trail system, I think they have added more trails to it now and its almost 10 miles or little more that you can ride, nothing really technical, but some good climbs along the way and very fast downhill

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  • *****

    For MS, you won't find much better, if any. Very fun ride, intermediate, very well kept. A must visit if in the vicinity and looking to ride, or for those trying to experience all the singletracks in the state/southeast. I will be back many, many times to this one

    * Review edited 6/18/2012

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter

    This was a lot of fun. There's not a whole lot of technical, stuff but for some steep climbs that keep it interesting. Trail is almost always going up or down. :) good cardio. It rained a few days before I road and not a trace of mud, gotta love that. Check North East Mississippi Cycling Google Group for rides.

    * Review edited 7/20/2012

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  • mightymousejerry

    Fun trail; lots of 8-10 foot descents and climbs; the parts I rode were largely without rocks; excellent maintenance; signs could be better, but that often seems to be the case. If you do it in the heat of the summer bring plenty of water.

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  • luke_151

    This is a great ride if you are in the area. I recommend trail #6. It is the most flowing trail of all and probably the fastest. Trail #8 is also a lot of fun with many switchbacks, a few good downhills, and many climbs.

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  • 2445

    These trials are hilly but fun, lots of turn backs and such. I rode all of them recently and according to my Cat Eye there is a little over 9.5 miles of trails, but I don't know how accurate the Cat Eye is.

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  • Boab

    The trails are a little over 8.5 miles if you do all 9. Trails 3 and 4 kind of run together so they can get a confusing. There has been some work done on the trails this year to make them a little faster. A lot of switch backs and a few power climbs, nothing to difficult.

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  • Q.Crabb

    Good trail for an afternoon ride. Lots of hills and switchbacks. Not a lot of land for this much trail so they intertwine quite a bit. I have not been able to find a good trail map so pay close attention to the signs, there are not many.

    * Review edited 2/7/2010

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  • TheFlyingIguana

    These trails were great. the signage could be in better shape but the some of the technicalities in these trails definitely gets them out of the beginner's category. Lot's of trail. I rode the first six miles and had to cut it short. I'll be back though.

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