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Level: Advanced
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +118/ -127 ft
Total: 54 riders

Mountain Biking The Beast

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#2 of 51 mountain bike trails in Louisiana
#631 in the world

difficulty: Advanced. Best trail in southern LA. It is hard.. that is why it is called the Beast. Big climbs, they never stop... the whole trails is a massive climb, some of the drops are very fun. You need technical skills. The downhills curve and go over trees, bridges, roots. You will have an awesome time...

This trail was begun but unfinished by the same bloke who did the great trail system in Ruston, LA (Lincoln Parish Park), James Ramsaur. It was completely destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav. Beginning again in 2008, Lynn Gray, with the help of friends, designed, rebuilt, and completed a 6 mile loop with 16 bridges, bench cuts, and other new features.

The trail ducks in and out of the woods surrounding the park. 95% twisting technical wooded singletrack. A couple short sections of double track. Many twisting, steep rooty off-camber hills. Good elevation change for Louisiana. Great semi-technical downhills. Trail is decently marked and follows a single loop.

First added by pbuitron on Oct 31, 2009. Last updated May 5, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The trail is in the West Feliciana Sports Park From Baton Rouge - Take 110 N to exit 8B/US61. Continue on US61 to St. Francisville (approx 22 miles). Towards the north end of town is a Mobil gas station on the left, a church on the right. See the sign for the Sports Park and take a right onto West Feliciana Parkway. Follow the road into the park to the parking area near the concession stand. Where the road takes its final left hand turn before the parking area, take a right onto gravel and follow the signs to the trailhead in the corner of the park under a big tree.
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Rider questions

Q: Can you hike only
A: This trail is used for Warrior Dash. Its hikable. You also have to hike part of it to get to the archery range. If you hear a bicyclist coming though its best to step off the trail until they pass out of courtesy so they dont lose momentum. Honestly I rarely see people using this trail anyway.