Lincoln Parish Park - TRAIL

Lincoln Parish Park - Trail, Ruston, Louisiana

Mostly Singletrack with a couple of jeep trails. Wicked Downhill and some opportunities for big air

User Reviews (53)

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Zoke2   Cross Country Rider [Jun 04, 2011]

This trail is very well maintained and a great place to ride. New sections have been added in order to let some old sections grow back. The trail is well marked with new signs. The singletrack crosses the road in many places making it easy to get on and off the trail in a lot of places. Mostly singletrack with some roots and creek crossings, but there is very little rock on the trail. The camping is great at the park and there is a lake for swimming and fishing.

Customer Service

You can enter and exit the trail almost anywhere in the park, just ride it all.

Similar Products Used: Monkey Trail, Lake Bistineau, Bodcau
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4
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3
stumpydog   Weekend Warrior [Nov 03, 2010]

This was my first time on this trail and it was a blast. Let me start by saying that the park as a whole was very nice, clean, and well maintained. Trail was well marked, can't get lost even if you don't pay attention. I rode trail on Oct. 21 and trail was leaf covered which hide some of the roots and rocks which are plentiful which made the downhills a little scary. I'm and intermediate rider and I rode the 3 to 4 mile beginner loop and then rode the 10 mile expert loop in about an hour and forty five minutes with several breaks. My legs were burning on some of the climbs. All of the trail should be easy enough for beginners just go slow and maybe walk your bike up some of the inclines. Beautiful park with some great scenery. I'll be back. Also map available at entrance.

Customer Service

follow map clockwise

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5
VALUE
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4
Luke   Weekend Warrior [Jan 25, 2009]

Pretty sick trial! I drove down from Camden, AR and it was worth the time. Rode there about 2 and a half hrs straight and was always finding new trails. Costs $1.50 to get into the park (during open hrs that is). Mostly really nice following single track, some all mountain sort of riding, sections of little jumps along the air that if you hit fast enough you can get pretty good air, one big downhill section that goes across a bridge and leads to a jump that you can sore off. If you're in the area and want a neat place to ride, check it out!

Customer Service

Anywhere! Go explore, it's hard to get lost!

Similar Products Used: North Little Rock along the Arkansas River going west along the River Trial. It's bike heaven, skate park, BMX track, ladder bridges and skinnies at top of hill over looking the city and river, sick dirt jumps! Everything within a few miles of each other.
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4
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3
hbadra   Weekend Warrior [Dec 12, 2008]

Very good trail. Well marked and easy to follow. The whole park is very nice indeed.

Customer Service

Follow the signs. That's all there's to it

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4
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4
Sammy   Cross Country Rider [Jul 20, 2008]

Actually have rode it twice. After my 2nd ride I really loved this trail. I'm from Dallas and ride Erwin Park, Boulder Park, and Oak Cliff Nature Preserve and I got to tell you this is a very fun trail. It is an intermmidiate trail IMO because I had to unclip 1 time and that was the big hill at the end of the course that has a long 30 degree climb that I just could not get up. However coming down that hill was a 32 MPH plunge that was awesome. I really like the jumps at the mile 1 marker and the ski jump hill. I love the roots and the ups and downs and the last 2 miles will wear you out. My parents live 35 miles from it so I might have to come home more often.

Customer Service

Advanced

Similar Products Used: Don't know of any.
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5
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4
allterrain   Weekend Warrior [Apr 14, 2008]

This trail is pretty awesome!!! I love the riding it due to the fact no matter how many times you ride, there all ways seems to be some type of suprise waiting for you the next time you ride.

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5
VALUE
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4
-Devil-   Weekend Warrior [Mar 21, 2008]

Well marked trail, with numerous areas that both trails cross each other, and access to the main roads for if you want to get off of it early.

there are quite a few climbs on this trail, nothing real big, but quite a few that you may end up walking up if you are still new.

a lot of the trails will have bunches of roots over them, so pay attention, i (as a first timer to any trail) didn't come across any roots that i could not go over or around. so i wouldn't say it is to hard. but it can catch you off guard.

there are facilities at the place, to wash your bike off afterwards along with places to stop and eat and camp...

make sure to bring your water, or other needs with you as the nearest service station is about 3 to 5 miles back up the road.

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5
VALUE
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4
Philip Pigott   Cross Country Rider [Jun 15, 2007]

Having ridden only a few trails, this was easily the best that I have attempted. The roots get a little rough, but make it exhilarating. I live an hour from there in Shreveport, and it's definitely worth the drive. Climbs are pretty tough if you're rookie, but it seems doable for most. Jumps, switchbacks, and nice elevation changes make it a fun place to ride. Also, it's the best-marked trail I have seen, complete with directional instructions (turn left, turn right, etc.)

Customer Service

Start at the beginning and go to the end (if you can). Duh.

Similar Products Used: Monkey Trail and Bodcau are both pretty close to being in the same class as Lincoln Parish.
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5
VALUE
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4
aekeck   Weekend Warrior [Mar 29, 2006]

Friends had told me about the trail since I started riding in LA. The state is pretty flat, so the place to go is up north - almost all the way to Arkansas. Ruston is a cool little town and the trail in Lincoln Parish Park is about 5 miles north of the interstate on Farmerville.

I've spent a fair amount of time riding at Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, AL which has 17 miles of great trails. Although the elevation gains at Oak Mountain are much greater - the trail here is more technical (save for Blood Rock at Oak Mountain). Lots of quick ups and downs requiring plenty of rock/root hopping and quick turns. Your butt will be grabbing the saddle to keep from flying over the handlebars on the way down and to keep traction on the way up.

The trail is anchored by what is apparently a new (very easy) beginners loop around the inside perimeter of the park made up of fire roads (4.5 miles or so). It is well marked and a good warm-up. The advanced trail loops off of this trail into the park interior at several locations, and you end up with about 10 miles of technically difficult trail. You can bail out in many locations which is nice if you get tired or decide the trail is too much.

I was off the bike in a few spots - with one moderate spill in a simple section where I wasnt paying attention. I think in a couple/few rounds good bikers will master the trail - but I doubt anyone would ever get bored with it. It is too pretty and challenging. The one big downhill - TopoMax - lets you pick up some pretty serious speed. But its very doable, and should not scare anyone off.

The rest of the park is great, a nice beach, a paved running path, and I was the only one I saw on the trail.

Customer Service

Start down by the beach headed back toward the entrance.

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5
VALUE
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3
oiz06   Racer [Jan 27, 2006]

I have ridden and raced many different trails in the southeast, from Tsali to Hardrock in Ocala FL. to Oak Mountain in Bham AL, and I think that the trails at Lincoln Parrish Park In Ruston LA. are my favorite. The trails have what I like to consider three different types of terrain. The first section is tight fast technical singletrack with a few fireroads to pass on and plenty of pine roots. Then you have the more open sections with some good sections for short technical climbing with this great section of switchbacks thrown in. After that the trail throws in the seven-bridges section with alot of up and down with rock, short steep hills and a crazy steep hill below the dam that brings you back to the start finish line. There are also a couple of good jumps mixed in, one called Tomac hill, and the other called ski-jump. Both are a great place to get some good style points.. Over all I think that this trail is one of if not the best laid out and maintained trail in the souteast.

Customer Service

One way, Clockwise

Similar Products Used: none
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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