Research Park Trails - TRAIL

Research Park Trails - Trail, Starkville, Mississippi

3 miles tight single track on rolling terrain. 2 miles flat, open double track.

User Reviews (7)

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G-Dog   Cross Country Rider [Feb 01, 2011]

These trails are getting better. A few people have been building and maintaining the trails as of late. Not a lot of mileage, but a nice little trail system for where it's located. I work at the Research Park...High Performance Computing Collaboratory...right where the trail-head is, so it's definitely a sweet deal for me! Pretty convenient. Helmet cam vid posted on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0F29zK452o

Similar Products Used: The Nox. Near Ackerman/Choctaw Lake.
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PTHdesigns   Racer [Dec 04, 2007]

I began riding bikes when i was 4 years old. The only form of biking i have commited myself too was BMX. Now i am a MSU student building a massive dirt jumping/ freeride park in these woods. I am about to start riding a hardtail freeride/dj mountain bike as well. In this certain patch of woods that i am buiding in there is great potential for a few amazing mtb Freeride/downhill/dirt jumping trails that can all interconnect through a big looping system. I have 3 jumps built primarily for BMX and possibly a dirt jumping ht mtb, these jumps require jumping skills, i am the only one who has cleared them to my knowledge. nearby on the same hill i intend on building a smaller set of dirt jumps to serve as a beginner jumping section that will hopefully get more people into dirt jumping. If anybody is interested in getting involved with construction efforts (such as working with dirt: digging, stacking, shaping, sculpting; or helping construct the bridge systems) then i'd love to hear from you somehow. When i'm in starkville i usually try and go to the trails from 3:30 until it gets dark to put in my time behind the shovel. The section is shaded in cool woods so doing work out there is never a problem. Cross Country riding is too boring for me.. come check out what i'm creating.

Similar Products Used: If there are any extremely talented hardtail dirt jumpers or bmxers with dirt jumping experience there is are the Savage South trails off Lakeland. You need to know somebody to ride them.
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killerbob   Racer [Oct 22, 2003]

Much of the trail has been rescued, after construction destroyed some parts of the trail system.

Customer Service

ride it every which way

Similar Products Used: Tombigbee
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2
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Hugh Ector   [Feb 16, 2001]

There are some fun, short downhills (uphills), some bridges, some loop-to-does (across low places), some logs to jump. One can end up on the double track (cross-country training track) to end up the ride.

Customer Service

I'ts easier to find the singletrack, so begin on that. First enter the Research Park Loop and go to the back side to a wide place in the road and park. A trail can be seen leading up the hill from there. It really doesn't matter which direction you go once you start. There are many loops or sections of the trail. Just try to find your way back to the starting point. (It's best to get a map from the Starkville Bike Shop first.)

Similar Products Used: Wilderness Trail at the end of Keaton Tower Road in the Noxubee Refuge.
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WILL WATERSTRAT   [May 04, 2001]

Started out just riding through the woods. With the help of Mike Murphy, Kendall Cole, and my brothers (Teal and Ford), and countless others, we turned it into a nice twisty little course. If you know the right route it can be a 5+ mile loop. Special thanks to Hugh Ector for the GPS mapping...

Customer Service

Just ride!

Similar Products Used: The Pipeline!
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Linz   [May 28, 2002]

Don't go right after rain...it tears up the trail. When dry can provide fun jumps, logs, and roots. Many alternate trails when clear...just keep an eye out for them.

Customer Service

When entering to the right leads to a jump and several trails. To the right is more of the uphill way, but still worth the work.

Similar Products Used: Tombigbee in Ackerman and Oak Mt. in B-Ham
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3
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Cherie   [Mar 29, 2003]

Great trail when dry! Nice and challenging ride...I really like what people have done to it...putting in wooden bridges, etc...

Similar Products Used: Noxubee Crest in Aberdeen and the Refuge
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