Fruit loops - Trail, Oxford, Mississippi

Fruit loops - Trail, Oxford, Mississippi

DESCRIPTION

Fun, and technical

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 22, 2013]
Gregon2wheels
Weekend Warrior

Trails are in good shape. They drained quickly after all the recent rain. The local riders continue to maintain the trails. They just added some short connectors to make a nearly continuous 8 mile single track loop.

Trails are named at their start and marked with colored diamonds. It is still easy to get lost or accidentally change trails. That's the penalty for fitting 20+ miles of singletrack off ~ 1 miles of rail trail.

There is a map of the major trails at Oxfordcycling DOT org under Taylor Trails (Froot Loop is just one of the trails in the network).

Customer Service

The trailhead is actually at the southern end of Coliseum Drive. Take highway 6/278 towards the University of Mississippi and exit on Coliseum Drive. Head south until you see the guard shack at the old Whirlpool plant. Park on the side of the road. The rail trail starts west of the guard shack.

Most trails are marked only in one direction, usually counter clockwise. Use the map at Oxfordcycling DOT org to locate the trailheads for each.

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Clear Creek

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 03, 2012]
tempest33b
Cross Country Rider

Sloppy. This trail system feels unorganized and random. Its not hard to get lost because of this. The trails are marked but they all run together and you can end up on a trail you didnt plan on hittin. But these little "mini" trails are awesome. they are somewhat technical in spots but overall feel very fast. Some great flow to most of the little trails. They just need to run together better so you dont have to waste so much time on the two tracks. If you are unfortunate enough to be stuck in an awful area for mountain biking, this trail might just make you feel like your riding somewhere where mountain biking matters.

Customer Service

Umm, dont get lost.

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As far as what the memphis TN/ Jackson TN/oxford MS area have to offer for trails, this is probably your best bet for something that can challenge you and still be a blast. Nothing else in this area compares.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 08, 2011]
Swampy79
Cross Country Rider

Fruit Loop is just one of 12 interconnected trails right across the highway from Ole Miss. There a a few good sustained climbs (I'm counting the ones on the main trail artery also) and plenty of single/double track to ride to your hearts content. They are all pretty good, however some may fit your style somewhat better than others. Certain trails are so tight it gets a little ridiculous (finally get some speed, slam on brakes to weave through two trees and turn 180 to go up another hill etc), but overall it is a great layout especially with the re-working they've done over the winter to create a smooth flow around it. You don't have to buy a map from Oxford Cycles, you can go to www.oxfordcycling.org and look at the Taylor Trails map or print on off (this is the entire trail system that fruit loop is included in). It takes a minute to understand it but it will be well worth it in the end.

Customer Service

-exit onto Coliseum drive off of Highway 6
-turn onto Coliseum in the direction away from campus (if you're coming from the east: turn left, if you're coming from the west: turn right)
-Go strait through 4-way stop
-Take road all the way down to the gate-guard shack in front of the old Whirlpool Plant, park anywhere along the shoulder of the dead end.
-you will see two dirt/gravel roads, take the right hand one when facing them (you will probably see joggers as you head down it).
-Follow this trail all the way until you see a sign posting that says "no ATV's allowed" and take the gravel road up and to the right (you will have passed two power line trails already)
-This trail is your "main artery" for all but a couple of the branch trails.
-I will stress again that you really need to go to www.oxfordcycling.org and print off a map to carry with you

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Clear Creek, much more intuitive for beginner users, maps for this can also be found at www.oxfordcycling.org

Both trail systems are awesome, Clear creek is faster flowing singletrack more oriented for racing though, of course it should be since its the host of the Clear Creek challenge every year.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 01, 2008]
steener
Weekend Warrior

The map is wrong as the trails are on the south side of campus. Go south on coliseum across highway 6. You will run into the gaurd shack at the whirlpool plant. Park and take a right down the dirt road to the trails (most drop off the road to the right but there are two that drop off to the left). We rode 10 miles and still didn't hit all of the trails. Very fun with some tight sections, decent downhills, good climbs.

Customer Service

Nothing is marked and several run into each other. Stop by the Oxford Bicycle Company (north side of campus) and pick up a map. They will sell you a laminated one for $5 but it is the only way to find all the trails. Fruit Loops is only one of about a dozen trails.

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Rode in Oxford the day after Thanksgiving then Rode Stanky Creek in Memphis on Sunday on the way home. It is much flatter but fast and fun.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 02, 2008]
Johnny CO
Cross Country Rider

Nice fast, rolling singletrack. Some good technical areas and places to catch some air. Great location so you could combo a clear creek ride the same day, or go to Tupelo or Memphis for additional rides.

Customer Service

We had no map. We just rode trails both ways until we had enough.

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Clear Creek, Wolf river trails, Herb Parsons

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 23, 2005]
Memphis Mud
Weekend Warrior

Fantastic ride. And so easy to get to. Right off Ole Miss Campus. I ride these trails on a KH24 Mountain Unicycle with 170mm cranks because they are very hilly. Very entertaining. Well maintained. Plenty of man-made extras for kicks. SPRAY FOR CHIGGERS!!! I rode it a couple of days ago, forgot to spray, and I'm absolutely miserable right now.

Customer Service

I like them all. In the hot stillness of summer, Fruitloops can be a bit stifling because is sort of down in a bowl. I did the Log Trail recently and loved it. But they're all fun.

Similar Products Used:

Stanky Creek in Bartlett (Memphis). Herb Parsons. Clear Creek (Sardis Lake). Wolf River trails in Memphis for XC.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 05, 2004]
MtbRider63
Cross Country Rider

Fruitloop is an overall good trail. There are several more shorter trails in the immediate area and Fruitloop is the best of them all. Beware of all the spider webs, especially on the less ridden trails.

Customer Service

Good driving directions to trailhead. Once on your bike, ride down the railway for about 1.5-2 miles; Fruitloop is the last trail on your left.

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This trail is much better (and closer to town) than Clear Creek. Plus it has less "wildlife" to contend with!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 11, 2003]
Matt
Cross Country Rider

very, very good riding once you find the "fruit loops"...very well maintained, except for some fairly unkempt off-camber sections...just enough to make it challenging, really. One thing, though...the singletrack entrances are easy to miss while you're cruisin' along the railbed...there are a couple on each side that are almost concealed from the railbed. Look hard, though...once you're on the singletrack, BOY, it's worth it. Not quite as much up and down as nearby Clear Creek, but fine riding, and a little better flow. Looks like it would be really nasty after a rain...lots of creekbed/bottomland riding, but some that is elevated from that as well...overall very fine riding with a well maintained trail system, just needs to be a little better marked.

Customer Service

From the Whirlpool truck entrance, take the powerlines down to the railbed and make a left. Start looking for singletracks left and right...find one and explore.

Similar Products Used:

Clear Creek on Sardis Lake, Trace Lake in Tup/Pontotoc

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 16, 1999]
alan

I road this trail at the end of a weekend trip...well worth the effort finding it...its one of the best in mississippi...very fast...very smooth...pristine single track...some places the ride gets so tight you only have room for handle bars...no serious climbs...but ridden fast and deliberate will give a serious workout.

Customer Service

At the trailhead take a left on the old railroad bed...go until the rail bed runs out and take a right onto the single track...the trail brings you right back to where you started.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 12, 1999]
Clark

These trails are well maintained and constantly growing. The singletrack is tight and windy with many short technical problems; these trails will be considered hard by any beginner. They are very fun, created from scratch by biker's. The only other trail users are, occasionally, joggers.

Customer Service

From Oxford, turn S off Hwy 6 on Old Taylor Rd. After .5 mile or so, turn right onto Whirlpool drive and park under the power line. Ride SW on the power line until you reach the old RR. Turn Left, (S) on RR, and continue to the trails.

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These are some of the best trails in the state. (Build more trails!) Trace State Park near Tupelo is also worth checking out if you don't mind motorcycle/ATV traffic.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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