Noxubee Crest Mountain Bike Trail - Trail, Ackerman, Mississippi

Noxubee Crest Mountain Bike Trail - Trail, Ackerman, Mississippi

DESCRIPTION

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 tags showing 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. There are no plans to include horses or motorized vehicles. Hikers are welcomed.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 05, 2009]
K'Anna
Weekend Warrior

Great trail. Challenging and scenic. Great place to camp, swim and relax too.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 17, 2009]
fitDad
Cross Country Rider

I traveled to this trail after a two year break from mountain biking; I rode for two hours without having to get off the bike or switch out of the middle ring. It was well worth the one hour trip from my house. Although not quite as aerobically-challenging as Lake Lurleen, this is a wonderful trail system. This trail is very well maintained, fast, and fun to ride. Kudos to the trail team and designers. I am very impressed with this local ride.

From the southern trail head at the cemetary, I took the sheep trail to log jump to long bridge, then returned back to the trail head via charlotte's web trail. It was just over 10 miles in total.

Customer Service

Only ridden one time.

Similar Products Used:

Lake Lurleen
Oak Mountain

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 07, 2007]
Dex
Cross Country Rider

With the completion of the Charlottes Web Trail.
There is now over 30 miles of great trails. Mostly tight single track, but some fun, fast and technical double track.
Click on the above link "search for trail pictures" for a large gallery of images taken of the Noxubee Hills Trail System.
You WILL NOT be dissapointed!!!!

Customer Service

Start at the south trailhead and go from there! Or visit Choctaw Lake and start at the North Trailhead.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 07, 2005]
sworkspilot
Cross Country Rider

This park has the potential to become the best in Mississippi, without a doubt. It is constantly recieving attention by the trail crews and the trails just keep getting better and better. The first time I went to this park I rode without a trail map and came away thinking that it was mostly fire roads, which I don't really enjoy riding. However, after experiencing this park with people who know the area, and had trail maps, I found that there is quite a bit of fast, tight single track, just what I crave! The trails vary quite a bit and there is something for riders of all levels. The only people who may be a bit disappointed are those seeking a technical challenge, as there are very few spots that actually offer any technicality. But hey, just get out there and ride! The varied terrain, with good downhills and short to medium length climbs, can give you a good workout.

Customer Service

If, like me, you enjoy the single track and don't enjoy the fire roads, head to the south trailhead near the cemetary. From there hit the Sheep Ranch Trail, then head out to the Log Jump Trail, out across the 3 Bridges Trail, then back onto the Sheep Ranch Trail to hit the Power Line Trail. Have fun!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 25, 2005]
Dex
Weekend Warrior

My son and I, along with 3 other riders started at the South Trailhead and headed west on the Sheep Ranch Trail, then rode (flew) down the fast Power Line Trail to the 3 Brides Trail. We rode east on 3 Bridges Trail, hopped across Pigeon Roost Rd, and dropped down the Blue E trail to Log Jump. We turned east on the Sheep Ranch Trail and returned to the South Trail Head. We rode over nine miles. The scenic landscapes are endless! With a wide variety of forrest, from hardwoods to Pine and even bamboo. The overlooks along the ridge trails looking down into the valleys and creeks are endless. As I would stop and view the scenery and my son would continue on, I wasn't worried about him getting lost, due to the trails being so well marked with trailmaps posted at many of the trail intersections. My son and I had a great time and intend to ride more very soon!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 12, 2004]
The SS Boz
Racer

The actual singletrack sections are well done but most of this trail is doubletrack- bulldozer made or old hunting road. Drainage needs to be addressed and some sections need reroutes cause they go thru prime hunting fields. There is a good workout here if your up to spininn thru mud and leaves and climbing a few steep hills. Dont get me wrong there is so much potential here...actually has the potential to be the best in MS......the landscape has endless possibilities, it just needs more work, more riders on the trail, and much more SINGLE-track trail.

Customer Service

Don't know but start at the south trailhead near the cemetery....you at least stay around more of the hills on that side and out of the wet.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 21, 2004]
cfuquay
Weekend Warrior

This trail has been totally cleared of summer overgrowth and gravel has been put down along a low portion of the trail. Trail improvement is ongoing and the ride is getting better and faster. Challenging hills. Good mix of singletrack and forest roads. Great flexibility as to distance thanks to numerous interior trails but basically there are as many miles as any rider would want for a day.

Customer Service

More advanced riders will want to begin at the Noxubee Hill cemetery on Sheep Ranch Rd. at the south east corner of the trail area and ride westward, incorporating some of the blue diamonded, interior trails into their route. Less experienced riders should begin at Choctaw Lake trailhead.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 11, 2004]
killerbob
Racer

The trails arae beginning to get beat down, and are becoming faster. Constant elevation change insures a solid workout. As these trails become faster, they will become incredibly fun. Also, the trails are infinitely better marked than a month ago. At most of the trail junctions there are maps in display cases. Better yet, each map actually tells you exactly where you are. This is important where there are more than 26 miles of trail. Just ask any of us who have have gotten mispalce on a cloudy day.

Customer Service

Start at the graveyard if it is wet.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 22, 2003]
Skokatt
Weekend Warrior

awesome trails for sightseeing... not too technical... but a great workout. I haven't ridden all of the trails, so I can only comment on the first 10+ miles of trails I've ridden... the first section of singletrack is pretty flat with nothing technical to it... great for beginners and a great 1.75 mile ride. there are a couple of steep hills with soft ground in the second singletrack section that will definately give *any* rider a challenge. Turn left directly after the first bridge for the singletrack. This is basically a colletion of fire roads with singletrack between them. These trails *really* need some use to pack them down... I've NEVER passed or met anyone on these unused trails... with some use and clearing, these trails could be a major attraction for mountain bikers in east Miss. e-mail me if you need a riding buddy someday.

Customer Service

follow the red "tags" north of the Choctaw Lake Dam. Turn left directly after the first bridge for the second singletrack section (it's hard to see because of overgrowth)

Similar Products Used:

Research Park and Scattertown Trail (avoid the Sierra Club Wilderness Trail unless you like mud and 'skeeters)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 30, 2002]
Hugh Ector

This trail has the potential of being the most important bicycle trail in Mississippi. It gives you plenty of woods, with bottomland, ridge and sidehill riding through a fair portion of the Tombigbee National Forest, typical of east central Mississippi.
In addition, the Ranger staff is very encouraging, convincing me that they want this trail to succeed as much as the mountain bike riders do (almost!). Camping is available on the beautiful Choctaw Lake with minimum camping charges. For the faint of heart, a gravel and boardwalk "buffed" trail can be ridden completely around the lake (almost 3 miles), provided one is sensitive to hikers and fishermen also using the trail.

Customer Service

Start at the trailhead at Choctaw Lake. The first 1.5 mile singletrack from the lake is flat, but it takes you by a beaver pond and lodge. Get on the road, go left then right through a gate. Peddle across the Noxubee River foot bridge; continue to the field where you go left and get on a singletrack again. Proceed across another bridge and up the hill to a road on top. Turn left again and go down an old road to another singletrack leading down and off to the right. Continue on singletrack, cross the powerline, through more woods to a doubletrack. Follow it up to a forest road. At this point you are about 25 yards from a gate on Rock Crusher Road. You may want to return to the trailhead at this time. If so, go back (west) up the road following the blue markers until you come to a "Y". At this point follow the yellow markers back to Choctaw Lake.
In another review I'll describe another option using the southeast portion of the trail and starting at another trailhead some distance from Choctaw Lake.

Similar Products Used:

Scattertown Trail 1.75 miles, Wilderness Trail (3.5 miles) and Research Park Trail (3.5 miles)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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