Ghost Trails - TRAIL

Ghost Trails - Trail, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

User Reviews (8)

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bj   Weekend Warrior [Aug 19, 2009]

The trails behind the power plant are poor, to say the least. I rode last weekend and there were sandy spots every few minutes, lots of spiderwebs, and ruts.

Dont waste your time trying this trail

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hydrobro   Weekend Warrior [Jan 04, 2009]

Bring a four wheeler or a jeep...you'll have more fun. All the trails that used to be there have been rutted out by motos and atv's...at least the ones I rode. I could find an decent single track. I didn't stay long though. I will say that I had some fun downhill sections though.

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jeepgy4wd   Weekend Warrior [Aug 08, 2003]

Warning! Warning! Warning! Do not ride this trial if you dont like to get dirty. At first I thought this trail sucked but after I fell a couple of times because I couldnt get out of my pedals from sand build-up it was ok. This would probably be much better for dirt bikes but I was in the area so bring it. The trails are all broken up because of developments so you will only get about 3.5 miles at the most in one section. The trail consists of up and down hills with small "ponds" waiting for you at the bottom of each hill to get you wet. Even if it hasnt rained in forever, there will be mud or of course water waiting on you. But like I said before, get muddy and you will have fun even though clean up sux. Some areas can be trecherous (spelling?) because of erosions but it also provides great places to get some air. I would definately recomend a front fender for this trail. Bottom Line: Dont ride this trail if you dont like to clean or get muddy and please dont drive more then 30 minutes to get to it beacause it wont be worth it...God-speed

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FOLLOW MY DIRECTIONS!!! Everyone else's were wrong but I went to the local bike shop and this is how you get there. I came from 98 which turns into Hardy street. You then want to turn onto 40th street (right for me) but either way you come, turn so you are heading south. Then you will stay on this road until you come to the next stoplight maybe, I dont remember if there was one before this. That road will be Lincoln. It does take a while to get to Lincoln from Hardy because of all the stop signs. Now if you take a right there and head East on Lincoln then you can find the start/end of the trail but I dont suggest that because you have to "swim" to get to the trailhead. Instead, keep going straight threw the light crossing over Lincoln and stayin on 40th of course. You will then come to the next light/stopsign which will end 40th at a fence. Take a right and about .3 miles down the road will be a power station on your left. Park in that gravel area. The trail is right across the street threw a fence gate that has been torn down, right under power lines. The bike trail is off to the right of the power line once you go down the big hill of the dirt road...

Similar Products Used: Go somewhere besides Mississippi to ride your bike...but if you in Jackson, go down 25 and ride the Little Colorado across the street from Northwest Rankin High School. There are also trails off of Ha
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Kevin Stuart   [Jun 23, 2000]

There are tons of off shoots on these trails I have been ridding here every other day for the last couple of weeks and while you go over some of the same stuff there is plenty to keep you entertained. Its a lot of fun and has some technical stuff. I encourage Exploration, you cant really get lost if you remember where 40th is. Heck your in the middle of Hattiesburg you'll come out somewhere on some street.

This trail can get hairy and there are a few places novice riders might want to be very cautious, if its your first time take it easy or go with someone who knows the trails.

Customer Service

Park at Richburg 1 Stop, they have several parking spots open. Start on the trail directly across the street. This will bring you out on 40th, next section of trials begin across 40th to the left of the appartments.

Similar Products Used: Stop by Hattiesburg Bicycle and talk to Nancy or Drew, they have maps to all the local trails.
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Jeff   [Jun 29, 2000]

Follow 40th avenue off of hardy street till you almost come to the end of the ave. There is a small apartment complex on your left, the trails begin right before the apartments. There are some good up and downhill sections and a killer section of roots on the first(upper)part of the trails.It can be a slow technical process getting past the roots.To avoid the section with all the roots you can take a loop that starts to your left before you come down the hill to the roots, youll see it im sure.....the problem with this section is that is a continuous up and downhill singletrack that can get difficult...it is also a longer route.The trails intersect again and take an easy downhill to a 4 way trail intersection, the trail loop to the left is short and kind of difficult with a quick/short dropoff that you must immediately turn and pedal uphill once you get to the bottom...If you take a right at the 4 way trail intersection it leads to a longer fast downhill with a nice climb afterwards and an easy but fairly "rooted" section....If you continue forward at the intersection it is an easy downhill and then the trails begin to intersect again and the trail still continues downhill to another rooted section then onto a paved walking path...cross the wooden bridge then back onto singletrack to the right with more fun roots ...then an uphill to another intersection of trails.. start in on this second section with about 4 or 5 loops, some good downhills,a bit more sandy sections, and less roots from here on out but still just as much fun as the first part and just as much trail to explore......

Customer Service

Its hard to recommend a route here, there are about 8 possible singletrack loops that are just as fun either way you ride them. It also depends on how comfortable you are climbing hills and handling big sections of roots and hills together???

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John   [Sep 21, 2000]

These trails were fun! They were rather difficult. Lots of steep Ups and Downs and ROOTS! Roots aren't always bad, they are the closet things to rocks in Mississippi. If this is your 1st time riding your trail, you may or may not choose to heed these words: Proceed with caution. These trails are tricky.

Customer Service

Take 40th off of Hardy (main road) turn left before apartments, park adjacent to turn arrows.

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Eric   [Oct 13, 2000]

Fast, fun, and furry....place to work on fast cornering and quick climbs...a whole bunch of fun!!!

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S. Herring   [Nov 15, 2001]

These trails used to be good but there are some many homes that have been build that have cut off much of the trails. You will get tired of this trail in about 30 minutes.

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I used to live in Hattiesburg and ride this area. However, I have been back only 3 or 4 times in the last year to this trail.

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Kenny Hatten   [Jun 17, 2002]

These were some pretty good trails, but development is going to put the kibosh on them before long. There are some pretty neat technical spots here, and the uphills with all those roots will leave you gritting your teeth. The descents are nice, and in some places you can just about fly, just watch out for fallen logs, because some of them are pretty big. It would be neat to get a group of folks together and do some maintenance on this trail before it gets swallowed up by the developers. Some ramps built onto the fallen trees would be cool, as well as the installation of a waterbar or two in the areas that are prone to washouts.

Customer Service

From I-59, take the hardy St. offramp and take the first right onto 40th ave. Take 40th all the way to Richburg Rd and take a right. Cross the bridge over '59 and look for a power station on the left. There is plenty of room to park here and you don't run into any "issues" with the local property owners. Also, the Power Lines are right across the street, so you can ride them first all the way to the new Lincoln Road Extension, then loop back around and hit the Ghost Trail off 40th.

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