Clear Creek - Trail, Oxford, Mississippi

Clear Creek - Trail, Oxford, Mississippi

DESCRIPTION

The trail is nearly 8 miles long with a vertical difference of 100' from low to high points. The trail takes you up and down multiple times providing some great downhills and of course plenty of climbs. The trail drains well after rains and is all hardpack singletrack. The folks of Oxford take pride in maintaining this trail in excellent shape. A challenging trail less than 2 hours from Memphis TN.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 05, 2015]
Wesley Bolton
Weekend Warrior

Awesome, fun, smooth single track with plenty of downhill fast sections. Plenty challenging but also not too much for a first timer. Trail is kept fairly clean but sometimes brush covered due to lack of riders. I would HIGHLY recommend this trail. Great fun.

Customer Service

Take HWY 314 northwest from Oxford roughly 14 miles until you enter Clear Creek Landing Public Use area. Roughly 1/2 mile into the Area, you'll pass a Boy Scout camp on the left, followed by a Blue MTB sign, turn left into the parking area.

From the parking area, go downhill into the woods, take your first trail to the left. Roughly 1/2 mile in, you'll reach the actual trail head pointing you in the direction of each trail.

Expert- 13 miles
Intermediate - 8 miles
Beginner - 3 miles

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 22, 2013]
Gregon2wheels
Cross Country Rider

Good large loop (13 miles) with several shortcuts (3 and 11 miles long). The trail is thoroughly cleaned once or twice a year, but gradually accumulates leaves and other debris. Right now it is leaf-covered and a little hard to find. There are a number of roots and ruts completely hidden by leaves, so proceed with caution.

The local trail crew does a great job preparing the trail for the annual race. Right before or right after the race, the trail is fast with good flow. The trail is reasonably well marked, but can be a little hard to follow when leaf covered.

All 3 loops ride out by the lake and have nice scenery if you want to enjoy it.
All 3 loops have short ups and downs (most < 30 second climbs and nothing more than 1 or 2 minutes). All 3 loops have some roots. All 3 loops have good traction.

The loops are much more open than the Froot Loops in Oxford.

Customer Service

The directions are correct, but the map to the trail head is wrong. Follow Highway 314 (Old Sardis Road) to Lake Sardis. Pass the Boy Scout camp. Turn left when you see the sign post with a bicycle on it.

All 3 loops are similar, although the 13 mile loop includes more fast sections.

Similar Products Used:

Taylor Trails = Froot Loops = Whirlpool trails.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 15, 2011]
reposo
Cross Country Rider

In 2010 Clear Creek Trail was expanded to 13 miles with three distinct loops by local Oxford area cyclists. The trailhead was moved about a mile and a half down the road on the left just past a bathroom building. Three named and signed loops have been established. Maintenance of the trail is performed by same local Oxford area cyclists. Enjoy the best trail this side of Syllamo (AR), Oak Mountain (Al) or the new Vista Trail (AR).

Customer Service

Trail is designed to be ridden clockwise from new trailhead staying to the left at every trail junction for the 13 mile loop.

Similar Products Used:

Thacker Railbed Trails (Oxford,MS)(a.k.a Fruit Loops, Whirlpool, or Taylor trails)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 01, 2010]
MTBERMISS
Cross Country Rider

Clear Creek is a decent length singletrack trail along side lake Sardis. The trail is well maintained by the Army Corp of Engineers. This trail offers some very quick downhills and multiple steep and challenging climbs. I would recommend this to riders who have experience and skill when it comes to riding over roots and rocks, which are visible throughout the trail. Hardtail bikes make the ride extremely bumpy but very fun, a full suspension bike will help ease the pounding. The trail is a one way trail so it is impossible to get lost, just watch out for spider webs (non poisonous). The trail is worth the drive from the surrounding area, or for those just passing through. The trail offers two seperate entrances the first trail is a newer addition which extended the trail to just over 10 miles. The second trail allows for shorter ride. I would still recommend the longer route because the road boarders the trail making it possible to exit the trail around 7 or 8 miles in and make your way back to the car. It takes about an hour to two hours to finish the trail depending on breaks and speed.

Customer Service

The Trail is a oneway trail.

From Highway 6 Coming from Baitsville or Tupelo, you turn on Jackson Avenue and make your way past the University of Mississippi campus entrance and turn left onto College Hill road. Continue North to Clear Creek (Sardis Lake). You will enter a state park and the entrance will be on the left about a mile or so into the park. You will see the mountain bike sign. These trails offer plenty of parking.

Similar Products Used:

Oxford trails near the Ole Miss campus (Fruit Loop) lots and lots of trails. Good cross country trails, but easy to get lost if not familiar with the trails. Begginner to intermediate trails about a 2-4 hour ride depending on speed.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 11, 2009]
orbits2000
Weekend Warrior

I recently moved to Memphis from the Western US and am really enjoying "the hunt" for all the good trails within 150 miles or so. I really think this is a great trail. Wait-actually I KNOW it's a great trail. I had a true Grin Fest for sure. It was just technical enough and just hard enough to make me realize that I'm not in the shape I used to be in. I really appreciated the work that obviously goes into the trail & big thanks to those folks @ the Oxford club that have worked hard! The primitive camping available right there @ the trailhead is a huge bonus for folks and I'll no question be goin back to have a Blast on this trail again and again.

Customer Service

Looked like it was meant to be a 1 way ride.?.?

Similar Products Used:

Wolf River and Stanky Creek.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 23, 2009]
mitchman1982
Cross Country Rider

I ride a lot, and love to ride a lot, and usually ride medium + pace and enjoy my time in the woods... but this trail made me want to buy a $5000 XC race bike! This is probably the most fun trail I have ever been on. It had the potential for super speed with sharp turns and quick hills. It was like a roller coaster ride with fast hills and quick turns. Made you feel like the jet bikes in The Empire Strikes Back. It lacked any technical challenge, but I get enough of that at home, this was more like a fast fun race course. I live 3-400 miles away from this trail but will always bring my bike if I am ever even close to it again. I highly recommend it.

Customer Service

I think it is supposed to be a 1 way loop...

Similar Products Used:

Bonita Lakes in Meridian, MS

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 02, 2009]
m2jtown
Cross Country Rider

This is Miss. mountain biking at its best. Surprisingly hilly. Well maintained. Lots of old growth hardwoods, nice views of Sardis Lakd, and some killer switchbacks. The trail has been recently extended and is now 10.1 miles. A great ride and a great work out. Primitive camping available.

Customer Service

A short 15 min drive from Oxford, MS, a cool college town (Ole Miss) with great restaurants and music venues.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 31, 2007]
Hvywait
Weekend Warrior

This trail is relly fun, lots of great downhill, with leg and lung burning climbs as well. Technical enough to make you pay attention. and long enough for a good workout. Trail is well designed and very well maintained. I particularly liked the solitude of this trail, as well as the lack of traffic getting there.(provided you not go on Ole Miss game day) One other detail is that this trail has so much hilly terain that it drains very well and can be ridden shortly after it has rained. I have ridden many trails and this one may be my favorite. I intend on making it a weekly trip.

Customer Service

Clockwise from trailhead. Ther is a good bike store in oxford that can assist with directions advise on trail condition, or assist with some repairs.

Similar Products Used:

Fruit loops in Oxford, Arkabutla lake trail, or Stanky, wolf river, or Herb Parsons in Memphis.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 30, 2007]
Ray Lunsford
Weekend Warrior

This trail is outstanding, I have ridden it 4 or 5 times before, but not since it had been extended from 6 miles to 10 until today,12/30/07.Lots of great downhill, and lung burning climbs, may be my favorite trail now, and I have ridden lots. It is very well designed and maintained. The solitude was great, not one other person seen all day, plus no traffic to contend with unless you go on game day in Oxford.I intend on making it a weekly trip.

Customer Service

clockwise from trailhead.

Similar Products Used:

I ride Arkabutla alot, because it is close, also take trips to memphis to ride, Stanky, Herb Parsons, and Shelby Farms, but expect it will be less now.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 03, 2007]
gasiorv
Weekend Warrior

First time on this trail, drove down from Memphis. This trail is definetly worth the drive. Fun downhills countered with some tough climbs. I bit it pretty hard the first 1/4 mile of the ride and hurt my knee pretty bad, however, the trail was so fun that I grinned and beared the entire 10 miles. If you are within two hours of this trail, it is defintely worth the drive.

Similar Products Used:

Stanky Creek in Bartlett, TN

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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