Noxubee Crest

4.15 out of 5
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↑ 3,200 ft
↓ 3,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This is a series of loops utilizing singletrack, doubletrack and forestry roads to complete the entire course. The singletrack is new and still rather primitive, but there are almost no techical obstacles on it. The trail is marked with tags with bicycle symbols on them, orange tags leading away from the lake trailhead, yellow tags leading back, and blue ta**howing crosstrails. Maps plotted by GPS are available at the Ranger Station on Highway 15. The singletrack generally leads directly into hardwood forests, following ridges and traversing sidehills, but sometimes going into low places where there are occasional,well-made bridges to cross.

update: the trails are being ridden more and more, and have become much faster and the trail junctions are very well marked with 'you are here' maps
added by killerbobGranny Gear
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (20)


July 8, 2019
Review: Went back to the Nox for another look this past weekend. Had to ride early in the AM and after 6/7 PM because of SWELTERING HEAT but it was still awesome. We camped on pigeon roost and had either trails or gravel easily at hand. There were a few other trail users but the forest was pretty much ours. I love this place and will be coming back for as long as I'm living in the Southeast. Climbing is punchy and plentiful.


April 8, 2019
Review: Spent a long weekend here, didn't really see anyone else and loved it. Primitive camping is available for free in the nat'l forest and campsites are easy to access from trails. You really feel out there at Noxubee, so come prepared. It's in a dry county and if you get caught in the park with alcohol it's a federal offense. We used solo cups and never really worried about it. The singletrack offers a lot of diversity, some of it being easy and flowy while other sections are a chunky/rooty slog. The climbing is not for the faint of heart and is enough to challenge anyone. Starting up near the lake the going is easy, but the further south you go the harder it gets. If you're planning on doing the whole loop get ready for a xc death march. The double track sections were fun in their own right and the gravel roads through the forest provide an all-weather option if conditions aren't ideal. Trail maintenance was superb, but it still felt really backwoodsy. Can't wait to head back for more.


October 13, 2017
Janie W Gnarly  
Review: Upper loops around the lake are perfect beginner trails and just a nice ride. Lower Loop trails are more difficult but well marked and fun! Will be back.


September 25, 2017
Review: Good uphills and down hills. and alot of flat riding too.

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April 7, 2017
Clayd4465 Granny Gear  
Review: Good trail system. It seems to be under appreciated. Very diverse, it has double and single track as well as different scenery. Bring what you may need because the trail is very rural... that is half of the excitement.

November 30, 2015
Review: Thanksgiving weekend rides were fantastic in the cooler fall weather with a lot of color left in the trees. Trails were in excellent condition and uncrowded as usual. Only saw three other riders over 4 days of riding. This is a great trail system with something for everyone. I rode all or parts of Splashing Dog

Rabbit Run

Lost Cemmetary Road


Three Bridges

B Connector

North Trail

Beaver Lodge


Cabin Lake Trail

All are well marked and easy to follow.

Granny Gear

November 25, 2015
walter_77a Granny Gear  
Review: I rode the trail for the first time today and really enjoyed it. It was mostly hard packed with no mud and marked very well. There were a lot of leaves, but for this time of year that's expected.


July 6, 2014
Review: Today was my first day out on this trail. I have been meaning to ride it for a while now. First I want to say thank you to everyone who takes care of the trail, especially after the storm a few weeks back. The trail doesn't seem to see a ton of traffic so there were plenty of spider webs etc. but was in great condition considering. I didn't ride nearly all of the trail but covered a good bit of trail near the south trailhead. In addition to the singletrack, there was some fun doubletrack trails connecting the singletrack. The trails were well marked. I got a little turned around out there but it was my fault for not studying the map close enough before I left. There were plenty of trail maps posted along the way as well. I was pleasantly surprised by the fun climbs and decents considering it is in the middle of Mississippi. For the area I could not be happier. Before my ride I posted on a local facebook page for the trail and had some very helpful responses within a few minutes.

Great people with great work ethics have made a great system out of the beautiful area. Thick woods like the park are difficult to maintain I am sure.

If any of y'all read this, thank you and hopefully I can meet y'all and help with the trails next work day.

If you are in the area, this place is worth the trip for sure. I look forward to going back and trying more of the trail.

Similar Trail: Bonita Lakes

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June 15, 2014
ajarvis1 Granny Gear  
Review: Trails are in serious need of maintenance and repair. A lot of trees and large limbs down from recent storms. Does not look like they are riden very often as most trails were overgrown. Need to check for ticks and poison ivy after that attempt. Got frustrated and eventually went and rode on the roads and hiking trails around the lake. I was generous with a 2 rating in their current condition but I think these could be decent trials if they were maintained.


March 18, 2014
Dex Gnarly  
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