The Lost Trail - Trail, Biloxi, Mississippi

The Lost Trail - Trail, Biloxi, Mississippi

DESCRIPTION

The Lost Trail is part of a 40 mile loop in the Desoto National Forest. Lost is the fastest and most diverse of this loop. Lost isn't too technical but knowing how to ride over downed trees and through sand are a must. Warning-This trail is open to hunters and closed to bikers during deer gun season ( Nov.22-Dec.19 I think call the ranger for info). The trails are open to bikers on Sundays during this time.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 23, 2006]
CHOMPS
Cross Country Rider

As of January 21, 2006 this trail can not ridden and the "this part of the park closed" is taking really seriously by the park Rangers. The Ranger did tell us that the trails would be ready by Summer 2006. I have ridden the Bethal trails in the past and they are a lot of fun.

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Clear Springs (Homochitta) Oak Mountain

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 31, 1998]
DOC

COUCH TRAIL IS GOOD SINGLETRACK ABOUT 6 MILES IN LENGTH. LOCATED IN THE SAME AREA AS LOST TRAIL. SAME CONDITIONS AS LOST TRAIL. CONTACT WHEELHOUSE IN BILOXI FOR MORE INFO. GULF COAST BIKE CLUB.

Customer Service

LOST TRAIL IS CLOSING. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER TRAIL OPEN. COUCH TRAIL.

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CHICKASABOGUE PARK IN MOBILE AL

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4
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[Jan 22, 1999]
Mike

This entire trail system is being closed down for ploitical BS. The forestry service decided they want to scam more money in hurrican relief, so they manufactured this story about how bad the trails are to get money to fix them (our club already spent many hours getting them in great riding shape). They claim it's a liabilty hazzard to have them open with some limbs down on the trails. What BS!! If any of these dickheads (sorry) cared about the sport, things would be different. These trails are basically in my backyard, and now they will be ticketing riders for many months! When it's open I give the whole trail system a 4 star rating. If it had better scenery and some downhills, it would get a 5.

Customer Service

US Forestry service SUCKS!

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4
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[Feb 04, 1999]
Casey

Mike's exactly right the U.S. Forest Service is holding all the local trails hostage in a thinly veiled grab for more money. The Forest Sevice claimed the trails were hazardous from debris left by Hurricane Georges. They closed the trails without even giving the local bike club advanced notice. The trails may open sometime in the future after the Forest Service hires a private contractor to survey the trails for possible hazards(hazards are what make mtbing fun). But this was B.S. anyway I've ridden these trails for two years and they were clear as ever-Thanks G.C. Bike Club.

Customer Service

None thanks to the U.S.F.S.

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Chicksabogue, Oak Mountain. My rating below is for the U.S.F.S. tatics not the trails.(It would be lower if allowed)

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1
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[Dec 31, 1999]
Richard

All of the trails are open. The lost trail is still the most popular and is in excellent condition. We are currently working on the couch trail and exploring the possibility of moving the trail head there. Trail maintainence was recently done on the Briar Patch trail and it is in great shape as well. We are currently riding on Sundays only as no hunting is allowed on Sundays in the wildlife management area. We are constantly in search of volunteers to assist with trail maintainence. Work days are the first Sunday of each month and will pick back up after the New Year. (make sure someone records any labor hours for the forestry service)

Customer Service

Follow the directions in the trail description. For a printable map, visit www/thewheelhouse.com and click on the trails button.

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There is a little known trail in Waveland right on HWY 90. Park at the Taco Bell on the west end of town and ride your bike down the shoulder of the road about 50-75 yards. Look for the small gap in the trees and take off. The trail is tight and fll of 10-12ft ditches. Its not long but it's very technical.

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4
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RATING
[Mar 29, 2000]
Di Anna

The Lost Trail is definately not the best trail within the 40 mile network of trails located in the Desoto. It is a multi-use trail shared by MTB's and Moto-Cross, the later of which contibutes to the poor conditions of the trail. (SAND!!!!!!) The Gulf Coast Bucycle Club is doing a lot of work to improve other trails inthe same network, such as Couch, Badlands, & Briar Patch and hopes to host a race late summer.
So, if the idea of washing out in sand every 5 min. is not your cup of tea, then give the others a try!

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Couch, Briar Patch

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1
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[Jun 12, 2000]
Chris

I have not ridden all the trails in the DeSoto Forest area, but so far the lost trail is by far the worst. 6 miles of sand. If you want to ride in this area, head down the couch, briar patch, or Badlands. Out of the 6 miles of trail there is only about 300 yrds of decent riding.

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couch, briar patch, and badlands

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1
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[Jun 25, 2000]
Chris

Narrow trail with plenty of vegitaton and packed sand. The only thing that I liked about this trail was a few small down hills. As far as I can tell they are the only decents in the area. If anyone knows of any other downhill please write.

Customer Service

This is for part of Badlands trail. Start at the first big trailhead on the left. The one that leads to the couch. Take a left where it splits into the couch, briarpatch, and badlands.

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couch

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RATING
3
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[Jun 12, 2001]
Alain

This trail does have a lot of sandy patches, and it does have to put up with Motorbikes. However, I think it is a pretty decent, fun trail to ride. Not as fun or challenging as the Couch or Briarpatch, but fun. Fast in places, with one downhill section of fairly closly spaced stairsteps. A lot of sandtraps, but manageable if you pay attention to setting up your bike (at least, my Sugar responds well to tire pressure adjustments). Definitly do not ride it from East Badlands up toward the old trailhead--this trail does indeed suck going that way.

Customer Service

Lost Trail. Start from the old trailhead and ride it down toward East Badlands.

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Couch, Briapatch, Badlands Extension (a 12 mile loop). Fun either direction, and always changing with conditions.

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3
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[Dec 07, 2002]
Rob

The Lost Trail is only one of the trails in the Bethel bike trail network in Desoto N.F. It's in pretty good shape now (fall '02) after extensive work by the GCBC, and is an OK trail with a few hills and fast sections through pine woods. But with only 6 miles, it ain't the whole story! The rest of the Bethel trails are reviewed at http://www.mtbreview.com/trails/Mississippi/BethelRoadTrails.html

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All of the other Bethel bike trails.

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3
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