Clear Springs - Trail, Bude, Mississippi

Clear Springs - Trail, Bude, Mississippi

DESCRIPTION

The main trail is a ten mile loop.Ride it counter clockwise.There is also a five mile loop called mill branch trail.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 14, 2011]
glagola1
Cross Country Rider

I live in New Orleans and this seems to be the closest decent trail. There are three trails. The only one that isn't overgrown at this point in time is Richardson Creek. Seems like people ride it the most and after riding the other two trails, I can see why. It's the easiest of the trails there but it also flows the best.

I think Tally has the best bones and most potential but when I rode it, there were times that I was searching for the trail. That doesn't lend itself well to carrying speed into corners. I think Tally would be the most fun if you are looking for a work out and don't mind the adventurous nature of some hike-a-bike over fallen trees and such. Shoot, I think I just talked my self into riding it again!

Be sure to take lots of water in the summer months.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 21, 2010]
dgkendri
Weekend Warrior

Well, as a new person to the area, just had to try out a few new trails. Try these Coordinates first off, N 31 25.799 W 090 59.009. Well, I much enjoyed the the ride. Didn't get to ride all of Tally b/c of time, but I did ride on all of Mills and some of Richards. The trails seem to be well taken care of. Some ditches have stone paving markers laid for traction, and most bridges have wire mesh also. The thing I enjoyed most was the fact that they burned the woods in the past few years, so not near as much undergrowth in many areas. This allowed in some areas for you to really get a good look around where your riding. I would like to see them do this again soon as some areas are starting to get thick and thorns sometimes catch your legs and arms. They really do have something good going on hear as it being one of the first warm days of the year since all this cold weather, I saw many other bikers. Like I they drove a couple of hours just ro ride these. Currently there is one main bridge out for Mills Creek due to replacement, but they have you rerouted. If you don't want to take the detour you can check out the map at the parking spot and take one of the back roads up and hit the trail, however I was able to cross the downed bridge area due to the HUGE tree you can walk across with your bike. Also, don't not pay the fee, the attendant checks tags religiously! These are good intermediate trails, if your a beginner though, I suggest you ride the gravel roads in the park, they are really a good time also, I know, had to use them to get back in time.

Customer Service

Mills CCW, can't say on Tally since didn't ride it all. If you don't like the way you take though, there is always a road it eventually crosses that can get you back, but I recommend you get a good map before doing that. I had a gps on my bike mounted so it really helped.

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Emerald trail I think is the name of it on MTBR.com, if not alot of people know them as the Old Railroad trails in Oxford MS. Still the best ever in my book of all my riding. Also try Clear Creek at Sardis, good workout! These are good for intermediates, but for beginners Ruston LA trails.

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 09, 2008]
dabean80
Weekend Warrior

BAD DIRECTIONS! The spot on the map is in the wrong spot, the road into the national forest is 4 miles west of Meadville off of 84/98. There is no sign for the park if you come from the east, so look for ClEAR SPRINGS RD on the south side. Great trail! It doesn't dry very well, so I wouldn't ride if it has rained in the last week. A few technical spots but nothing hairy, just losts of fun and a pretty decent workout. Hands down the best ride within 100 miles, and certainly that far south. I drove 3 hours to ride it and it was worth the drive, would have made more sense if there where more than just me in the car. Oh ya, now its $5 per car not $3, and they do have a guy that checks licence plates so I wouldn't try and scam. Pay your money, it's worth it.

Customer Service

I went CC, first on Mills Branch, then on Richardson Creek, I didn't ride Tally's Creek. Mills Branch was dryer, both awsome.

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I'd say this is as much fun as Oak Mountain in Burmingham, maybe.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 21, 2007]
garyismith
Weekend Warrior

There's a lot of leaf litter on the trails this time of year. That combined with a little rain makes climbing difficult. My tires kept loosing traction on the uphills- had to do some hiking with my biking. The downhills were great and the fall colors on the leaves made for a beautiful experience, despite the trouble they gave me on the climbs.
Camping there was a pleasure, but bring everything you need; this place is 30 miles from the nearest town.

Customer Service

We did all of Mills Branch in the morning, and is was a workout. Did about half of Richardson's Creek after lunch and a long nap. It gets dark out there around 5 pm. We bailed and took a gravel road back to camp. The roads provide a fun way to enjoy some good downhill routes where you can then bail and ride the roads back up.
Don't miss the trail around the lake. It's short, but has some of the more technical riding of anything we rode; plus it's right there by the campsites.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 26, 2007]
Elijah Fontenot
Weekend Warrior

I read about this trail on here and had to try it. Definately worth the drive from Baton Rouge. I rode the shortest trail to get aquainted with a hill, b/c in Baton rouge, we have none. You start out by screaming down the first hill and then a big long wear you out hill follows. Definately get in shape before you ride it if you aren't. The area is beautiful and there is a lake to swim in and wildlife to be seen. Tally's trail is next for me!

Customer Service

From Baton Rouge, I got on Scenic Hwy and never got off until right out of Natchez where i took a right after a wal-mart onto 84 I believe and then you will see ONE brown sign and take the next right. You can go 70 the whole way and slow in a few towns. Right about a 2hr drive from Baton Rouge

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 15, 2006]
beauxp
Weekend Warrior

Other post that the trails are closed is not true and longer. All trails are open and in great shape. I am a local and have been on these trails about 6 times in the last month.

Customer Service

Talley is the longest and hardest. Mills Branch is the shortest but the 2nd to hardest. Richardson is easier of the three but the middle one when it comes to length.

If it is summer when you go. Carry bug repelent and watch for the banana spiders who like to spin their webs across the trail

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 12, 2006]
sgrande10
Weekend Warrior

THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED INDEFINETLY(until they get fundingto clear the trees...)

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4
VALUE
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4
[May 08, 2005]
PJ250R
Weekend Warrior

This trail was much better than I originally thought. It is located in a national forest, so between the rangers and the bike clubs, they do a great job of keeping it "natural" and maintaining the trail. The trail is very hilly with some great down hills and some gnarly climbs. I don't recommed this trail for a begginner, but although it is a great place to get better if your a near beginner! In other words, don't make this your very first trail! But this trail is great for the weekend warrior and more advanced riders. It is long, challenging, and beautiful. Kudos to the guys who keep up this trail. I will make this visit mcu more ofter with this awesome trail only being an hour and 45 minutes away from Baton Rouge!!

Customer Service

Since I am from Baton Rouge, I make the day out of it and do all three trails. Tally is the longest at 12 miles. Richardsons Creek is about 8 miles, and Mill's is about 5. I would ride Tally's all the way through, then towards the end, take a left towards Richardsons Creek and Mills and Ride those. That is a long ride so be prepared. The cool thing is that all 3 trails loop back to the trail head, so you can do one at a time also.

Similar Products Used:

Comite, BR- like a big long BMX track....very fun and very well taken care of. Lincoln Parish, Ruston-like Clear Springs.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 03, 2005]
lemonchair13
Cross Country Rider

This is a great trail! I recently rode the newest trail "Richardson Creek" and it was great. They do a fantastic job of taking care of these trails. It has some long downhill winding decents that you can get great speed on. The trail is not that technical buy has some gruesome uphill climbs. Trail is narrow and makes some sharp turns around steep drop offs so be careful. Definitely worth riding. Trail is about 13 miles long.

Customer Service

Richardson Creek but all 3 are good trails

Similar Products Used:

Wild Azalea in Alexandria, The Beast in St.Francisville, Comite and Hooper in Baton Rouge, Lincoln Parish Park in Ruston

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 22, 2005]
Lost
Weekend Warrior

Loved the area! Both hikers and bikers got lost while going on the trails. The map of the area is not that great! We didn't understand the map and the areas are not well marked to see where you are. I recommend a better trail map!

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RATING
4
VALUE
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0
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