North Cypress Non-Motorized Trail

EASY 5 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

muddy

over grown

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.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy trail with a few hills. We went just after a rain so had to jump puddles and hike through some mud. Seems to be used a good bit by horseback riders.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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
Thursday, January 12, 2017

I've hike this trail many times. Conditions can vary wildly, and areas along the trail were recently logged. As of August 2018, parts of the trail are severely overgrown, and if you haven't been there before can be difficult to follow.

hiking
Sunday, August 25, 2013