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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +697/ -878 ft
Total: 75 riders

Mountain Biking Clear Creek

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#3 of 37 mountain bike trails in Mississippi
#528 in the world

The Clear Creek trail is approximately 8 miles long and is physically demanding. It may not look like much, but riders quickly learn Clear Creek isn't for light weights. Clear Creek offers a series of rolling hills, switchbacks, and a few trail obstacles ( small logs ). The highlight of the trail is a switch back commonly referred to as "The Big One" by some local riders. You'll know it when you come across it. Currently, there are plans in the works to add trails that are much less demanding.

First added by alvin.santoy on Oct 13, 2003. Last updated May 9, 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 Oxford, take Old Sardis Road ( MS 314 ) to the Clear Creek Recreation Area ( about 10 miles ). Once you pass the main gate, take the third gravel road on your left. You will see a sign that says "Mtb. Trail". The trail head is just behind the first camp plot on the left.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Oxford, Mississippi

Intermediate | 12 mi

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  • Codak26

    Here for business and brought the bike. Rode the Beginner and intermediate trail due to lack of time. Heard great things about the trail, but was pretty disappointed. There were maybe two fun sections. Can really only remember one good downhill with berms. It was mostly flat sections. Needs a lot of work. Several trees across the trail. Tried to move as many as I could. May ride again in the fall/winter, but more than likely I won't during the summer.

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  • Janie W

    Fun fun! Great flow, Endor trail is tight but enjoyed the challenge. The Big One was amazing. Well done. Will be back.

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  • asneed

    Trails were well maintained. No worries about getting lost because many sections are near the road. It wasn't too technical and some spots you could get some real speed--couple of fun jumps and downhills. No uphill were super challenging. Would go again for sure. Spray well for ticks--brought one home with me and didn't find it till next day--those sneaky ticks. Check out 6 n Tubbs for pizza afterwards---good stuff.

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  • Evan Rogers

    Trail was great, much tighter and exhausting that I had anticipated. Quick flowing parts and several tight technical areas.

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  • msleghound

    Great place to ride ! lots of leaves on the trail currently. We did a 10 mile loop and had a blast. Trail gets a little confusing towards the end where they have added new sections.

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  • Defshark

    steep climbs, fun downs, technical in some spots, a great work out. if its warm bring tick repellant( worst I've ever seen in any woods) there a few spots you can access the lake, there are 3 different loops you can ride

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  • kidtangerine

    Fun trail but a lot of elevation for the area. 1k feet elevation change per lap. New work gives 13 miles a lap.

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  • Tstrahan87

    Great trails, Had my first XC race here a few months back, also first time I rode the trails. This is a great loop system, some sections do get steep and have a pretty high berm to ride, and sections of it are nick-named very well(Zippin-Pippin was a fun flowy downhill where you are up and down a few hills and get flying down the trail) It takes you along the side of Sardis Lake which opens up for a great view of the area. The main loop is about 11 miles long

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  • Free6ird

    This trail was nice, well marked and maintained. I wouldn't advise riding this trail in 95 degree temperatures without taking a gallon of water along :). I just recently rode the trail for the first time and the ticks are blood thirsty and keep your mouth closed because the spider webs are everywhere. The trail head has a information board that gives a detailed map and information about the trail. All level riders can ride the three different lengths loops available. On the expert trail, the climbs aren't too bad and the downhills are fast and fun! Just make sure you are in shape for it. This is easily the one of the best trails in the midsouth area.

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  • RoadWarrior

    Fun XC type trail system. Not very technical IMO Long travel duel Sup. bike way over kill for this trail. Some fast tight spots that made 2.2 tires and 8 in brakes do their thing. A single speed 29er would be great on these trails. Trail is almost always going up or down making for quite a workout. 2 laps had me ready for the showers. 3 loop options and 1 short cut. Full service camping is also available. Great place to make a weekend of it.

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  • bobby12381

    Being from the oxford area I have been able to enjoy many local trails, this was by far the toughest. I read where one reader said imposible to get lost but I actually did but it was an easy cut through to the main road has a beautiful view of sardis and some challenging climbs. If your in the area I recommend this trail over all the others. If your not familiar with oxford there are several trails over off of hwy.6 also. (By the whirlpool plant). I'm now living in Southaven so if anyone knows some local trails this way let me know!

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  • indamtnsbj

    This trail is so smooth... I love the way it is laid out. Minimal rocks and roots through this hilly area make this trail fun to ride. I have ridden a bunch of trails around, and this is the smoothest, fastest trail I have ridden in a while.

    Two thumbs up... definitely ride it if you are in the area...

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  • *****

    This trail has been extended to about 13.5 miles. There is also a new trail head. It is so awesome I dream about it. Always rides well, even after a good rain it drains within a day. There are sections to test you technically including switchback climbs, rocks, stumps, and blazing fast downhill. If you are in the area, get some of this, you won't regret it.

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  • moncor

    I had riden this trail a few times in november on my way going south from Canada and I love it both way. It is demanding and a good ride for serious intermediate as the trail has no real technical-rocky part. Thu the GPS I came up with a total of 1025 feet uphill for the 8 mile track. Cannot get lost, there are milemarkers along the trail. Be careful of ticks, lots of them in the fall. RV camping on the parking of the TH did not seem to be a problem with patroling local police at least in november, for our 3 day stay. For the first timer do not forget your camera, nice view of Sardis Lake. And thanks for all the volunteers that maintain this trail. Jacques.* Review edited 6/23/2008

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  • mtbchuck

    I love this trail. I should say the day I rode it was July and HOT.. For those of you not from the Oxford area, 92 in Tennessee(where i am from) and 92 in Oxford are not the same.. feels more like 100. The trail is great.. a good hard ride, much harder than I would have expected from that area. If you think you are getting a flat ride, not so. I look forward to getting back towards the fall.

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  • jkgable

    Great trail. Gets a little sandy in some parts. If you get a chace check out the swiming area. Its a great way to cool off after this ride.

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  • shar

    This trail is for advanced riders only. The trail is narrow with long drop offs. There are tree stums and tree roots to navigate around. Bring your Deep Woods Off for the mosquitoes and some Calomine Lotion for the poison ivy.

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