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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7.5 mi (12.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +109/ -58 ft
Total: 29 riders

Mountain Biking Petal River Park

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#10 of 37 mountain bike trails in Mississippi
#2,205 in the world

Flowy single track along the Leaf River. Not much elevation change, beginner friendly trail.  Trail is open 7 days a week from sunup to sundown. There is now a porta-John for use at the trail head/parking lot.  There are two tracks with benches and lights for use adjacent to the parking area.

First added by [email protected] on Oct 30, 2014. Last updated May 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Just off of HWY 42 at the Leaf River Bridge
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  • cmoses1308

    Definitely better than typical trails in this area. Good use of terrain and overall a very enjoyable experience. A few downed limbs and trees on the trails. I moved the limbs, but there were two trees too large to clear by hand. Also, there was a very small section that was flooded, but not entirely impassable. Even with the few aforementioned issues, this is now my new favorite local spot and I will return. Be sure to bring bug spray.

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  • madyakker

    Trails were a little slick today no doubt from recent rain. Markings were pretty easy to read and trails flowed pretty simple from one to another. Not much in the way of big elevation changes but some fun small features. Few trails need a bit of maintenance but over a good ride if you're local.

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  • leo103

    8 miles of trail now . Trails are in great shape!

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  • MTB394

    8.5 miles of extremely well maintained single track. Fast flowing sections to slower more technical sections. There are different types of sections for every level of rider. The parking area is a very nice gravel area with a bike stand, tools, and a air pump. There is also a large gravel walking track. The trails are marked and also have bailout spots if you want to head back to the parking area.

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  • Scotty Hubbard

    We have 8.5 miles of some really cool trials now. A new parking lot a 1/2 mile walking path and a new park tool with a pump and various tools.The trials are very well marked and maintained.

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  • Tuffburg

    8.6 miles of awesome single track. Variety of fast sections with well planned technical areas. It's really a fun trail and worth the time to check it out. Also well marked.

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  • Eddie on a bike

    Tight and sandy in some areas. Like the other reviews it is a nice local city trail. we have to support ANY trail to give those near a place to ride...enjoy every trail for what it is ...just have fun and ride!!!

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  • Sboehm

    Trail carved in river flats ... No elevation change, tight switchbacks. Did not care for this trail.

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  • Whitenoise

    It's a great trail, it has a lot of short extremely steep hills. Just don't ride it when is wet. Trust me.

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  • Josh_young21

    Love that trail. Not too hard but not crazy hard. Great for young and old ages

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  • Kuato

    A slow, winding, & heavily shaded (by dense vegetation) short singletrack trail. Sunglasses not needed although eye protection is recommended. The straight aways are not long enough to gather much speed on this trail. There is one or more unavoidable bridges that are 2-3 feet high on this trail. The bridges are newish and are in very good condition . With repetition the trail could be ridden faster, but I just don't hold out much hope that it could really be that exciting due to the lack of attainable speed.

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  • Janie W

    Wet today due to recent rains. Short and sweet. Lots of good rollers, twists and turns. Great fun.

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  • Larry 1234

    Love the trail. Tight turns, flowing in sports, good work out. Can't wait for what's next. Grate job to all who has been working on these trails.

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