North Cypress Non-Motorized Trail

EASY 3 reviews

North Cypress Non-Motorized Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Potts Camp, Mississippi that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wildlife

muddy

This is an easy 3.3 mile loop located in the Holly Springs National Forest in North Mississippi. This trail is located in the Holly Springs National Forest and loops around North Cypress Lake. Only hikers, bikers and equestrians are allowed on the trail. The forest service has gravel along some the path that follows a hilly terrain under an umbrella of Loblolly & Shortleaf pine and numerous White Oaks. Several grassy wildlife opening can be found along the trail. The Holly Springs National Forest was formed from small parcels of eroded, depleted and abandoned farm land during the 1930's. The Civilian Conservation Corps replanted the farm land with Loblolly Pines. One particularly interesting wildlife opening halfway around the trail features daffodils and remnants of an old home place that existed before the US Forest Service purchased the land during the great depression. In the spring look for the red blooms of Red Buckeye trees, some amazingly large, and during the summer look for the sumac around the sunny areas.

4 months ago

Some terrain, none of it steep. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. There was a logging operation blocking a short section on June 25, 2017. It was not active on the Sunday we were there. Trail is obviously lightly used.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 25, 2013