Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Elevation: +118/127 ft
Total: 54 riders
Mountain Biking The Beast
#11 of 50 mountain bike trails in Louisiana
#3031 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.
Before you go
- Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
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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