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Jessica Bradley reviewed Bethel Mountain Bike Trail
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Hiking

Great trail. Lil rough for my first timers. They are 8&10, but 10 year was doing alright. Def coming back to practice trail riding more

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Melanie Keasler reviewed Bethel Mountain Bike Trail
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Hiking

It was good but a lot of flies at the last part of the trail. Overall outstanding!

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Betty T reviewed Lake Lowndes Loop Trail
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Hiking

This is a hidden gem in the Golden Triangle. It is a fabulous spot to get out and enjoy nature. My friends and I from Starkville LOVE coming out to this trail. Don’t be expecting a strenuous hike, but there are parts with slight uphills. Even if you lose the trail, it’s just going around the lake. The last mile is on a road with little traffic. The trail head is immediately to the left of the entrance building.

Matthew Musser reviewed Civil War Hill Trail (Blue)
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Hiking

A little overgrown in some parts... but overall a decent trail. It is well marked with blue dots the entire way.

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HikingClosedFee

The trail itself is 5 star. The poor management of it 0-1 STAR I have watched it degrade over the last couple of decades. I grew up hiking this trail and it’s just not what it use to be. It use to be you just pulled up and enjoyed nature no issues, no tags, a hike at your own risk kind of deal but with thoughtful maps, trail markers, and safety reminders everywhere. It was fool proof. You could also pick up a paper map (if needed) at a local farm/store and just get into nature but now it’s a total joke! There’s an honor system now (which I’m all about supporting the advancement of the trails and areas) but when I brought my friends from Alaska (proud to show off this spot of course) I ended up just embarrassing myself like I said it had nothing to do with the trail it was impressive but when we returned from our hike my friend had a BIG FAT ticket thing on her car bc the flimsy paper thing you hang from the honor system had fallen off the rear view mirror and someone just decided to slap a ticket on her car, the office was closed and impossible to get anyone on the phone. In the 20+ years I’ve been enjoying this trail I have never encountered anything like that. We had actually honored the system and PAID very generously more than we were suppose to. My friends were flying out the next day so they just laughed and said come get me in Alaska, I guess it’s a bad attitude to have but it was embarrassing and ended our hike on a very sour note it also showed the disorganized and corrupt system. The ticket wasn’t really a big deal in itself it’s the fact the system is so disorganized it actually punished people who honored it and more, It is just a damn shame honestly and the bathrooms smell rotten, are totally filthy and disgusting it’s enough to make you want to puke, you can smell the bathrooms as you walk to the honor system box, not exactly a warm welcome when you are smelling human waste on the start of your journey, completely overshadows the beauty at the entrance. The amount of people there has never been an issue for me even as its popularity has grown over the decades, most people JUST come to take pictures and swim at the main two waterfalls which are located at the beginning of the trail after that it’s pretty much clear so I’ve never really felt overcrowded, you don’t have to be very strong but you do need to be in somewhat decent shape to do the entire trail, you wouldn’t want to take this hike if you have any major structural issues but it’s designed to help give most people access to the first two waterfalls with a decking system so don’t be discouraged if there's a crowd. I actually enjoy seeing people off their phones and enjoying nature, it refreshing and everyone is minding their own. There is plenty of space to spread out and there’s actually more (less impressive but more) waterfalls on the entire hike and really gorgeous views. I have encountered young adults drinking but I’ve never been threatened by them. I’ve actually been more concerned for their safety this is not a place you want to be inebriated at. I’ve never had cell phone service and it’s a good ways to help if something dangerous happened. The famous Angola prison shares a border with these woods and you’re on your own when night falls, where’s the ticket slapping person when you really need them?!?! Ya know? My last and final gripe about this trail is the fact that it is closed atm, either I’ve really missed something in the last year and it’s become a partying place? Bc I can’t even imagine how it wouldn’t be a great place for social distancing activities. I’m appalled it is still closed, I literally just got back from California where I was able to enjoy any and all trails, hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, camping, etc. activities. It was all open and California isn’t messing around with this pandemic esp compared to some less liberal states. It just doesn’t make sense how I can go shopping at SAMS in the heart of the pandemic but I can’t take my family out into nature?! Where I have never even been anywhere near 6 feet to someone else on these trails, plenty of fresh air and space and here we are in August and it’s still closed? It’s not like we have many options around here to get outside and hike w/o dying of heat exhaustion, all while being properly social distanced, other then the 2 main waterfalls it is actually nearly impossible to gather in large crowds here and it doesn’t even make sense to gather in a crowd it’s hilly and treacherous there’s no cell reception so other than the small possibility of some minimal crowding near the start of the trail with people taking pictures and waterfall swimmers It’s not a place that invites crowding so this goes back to the defunct system managing the trails! And I have no doubt people would respect social distancing while here. Sooo DO NOT waste your gas money driving out here it is CLOSED.

Charlie Luttrell reviewed Fontainebleau Nature Trail
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Well kept trail and plenty to see along the way. Didn't see a sandhill crane, but the pitcher plants and other unique plants were awesome to see. Just make sure to bring your water for the summer heat and you're set!

Wen Cruse reviewed CCC Camp Trail
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HikingFeeRocky

$4 entrance fee. great trail

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Justin Peikert reviewed Fontainebleau Nature Trail
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Hiking

beautiful trail but not good on warm days because of lack of shade.

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Roxie Crocker reviewed Charlie Trail
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Hiking
First to Review

High fees for flooded and tall grass trail. Trails looked not maintained at all.

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Stephen Lusk reviewed Richardson Creek Trail
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Hiking

Hiked it August 1st. Started approximately 10:30 AM. The trail is a bit overgrown in some spots, but the trail offers some decent views. As a few others have said, it can be difficult to stay on the trail at some spots. Cellular signal is spotty so I suggest highly familiarizing yourself with the trail map before going in the field. There are posts sparingly placed along the trail. We made it to post F before we got turned around. Post F is at the intersection of the trail and a forest road. We thought that the trail followed the forest road to the left, but turns out it actually goes across. Got turned around and decided to just follow the forest road to the right and make it an out-and-back trail instead of a loop. Fun trail, will probably wait until cooler weather to do it again though!

Regina Collins reviewed Tuxachanie Trail
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Running

NOT A RUNNING TRAIL. And not maintained

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Jennifer Morton reviewed Marathon Lake Recreation Area Trail
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Very quiet secluded area. A nice place for a family picnic and swim. The trail was not maintained well at all. The grass was up to our knees. Definitely not a trail I care to go back to.

Kristina Broussard reviewed Bear Creek Outcropping Trail
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Hiking

Great Trail!! the rock formations are awesome. I think trail direction arrows have been newly marked. Well kept.

Mary Beth Willis reviewed Ivy Lake Loop
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HikingBridge outBugsOver grown

Parts of the trails were really beautiful, but the super overgrown grass was annoying at times (wear long pants and boots maybe). Also, nothing was marked. It was very difficult to figure out which direction to go at times. I feel like that would be an easy fix for management. I might try coming back in the winter when the knee-high grass doesn’t come with lots of insects ;). With a little maintenance, these trails could be really nice. Instead, it ended up being frustrating and kind of miserable in spots when you couldn’t see your feet.

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Jeffrey McCoy reviewed Civil War Hill Trail (Blue)
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HikingBlowdown

Great trail. a few blow downs and a couple muddy spots. but overall a good trail for my couch potatoes group! way to go!

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HikingFee

Lots of heron, egrets to see. Interesting dam views. worth the $4 entrance fee.

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Tisha Guy reviewed Tuxachanie Trail
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Hiking

I love this trail but it’s longer than 7 miles. It’s about 13.9 miles I believe. I start at the Hwy 49 trailhead and usually stop for lunch at Airey Lake (mile 6). It’s reasonably maintained and offers different challenging terrain.

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Hiking

Closed

Walter Cole reviewed Tuxachanie Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful as always. Left knee hurt:(

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Noah Amidon reviewed Wall Doxey Trail
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HikingBugsFee

Good trail, lots of webs

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Hiking

This trail was an easy walk with the dogs and wife. It simply goes around the lake. Just a nice walk!

Tom Velie reviewed Tombigbee Blue Trail
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Road biking
First to Review

Trail around Veteran’s Memorial Park is good for young children. Ponds, geese, replica of Vietnam Memorial Wall and shirt hill trail.

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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Haven’t done this trail for 35 years. Pretty much as I remember. Keep in mind there is a lot of low areas so it can get muddy. The boardwalks are nice and all the bridges were in good condition. The trail is actually an 8 mile loop trail. About 4.5 miles are wooded then the remainder you walk through the state park. I would also call this moderately difficult given the mid areas and some overgrowth. The first 0.3 miles is very nice. Good for small kids. You May even consider lugging a stroller to the boardwalk. The 1st to second mile is very nice. Great scenery and the trail is in good condition to this point. My suggestion would be to turn around by the second mile and head back to your vehicle for reasons mentioned below. The remaining 2 to 3 miles of wooded hike is ok. However there is nothing in particular about this stretch to make it worth turning a 4 mile hike into an 8 mile hike. Markings are there but some of the trail is overgrown with stickers and grasses which makes me a bit nervous. After you leave the wooded area you spend much of the remaining hike on campground roads. When crossing the dam it can be a bit hot. This portion of the hike is nothing special as you can drive it. In summary I suggest doing an out and back by the 2 mile mark or less. The wooded scenery here is very beautiful. Bring bug spray and shoes that can get muddy. Apologies in advance as I got lost once at the grassy bit. Didn’t realize you needed to follow it a ways. See pic. And I’m not clear the best way after leaving the wooded section. I took the road with a cemetery detour. There maybe a more direct route. Enjoy!

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