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Elvis Presley Lake

Average Rating:    (3.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

very well maintained 3 mile singletrack loop, well marked, very nice lake area, great place for camping, fishing and water sports. trail is fast and fun, not too technical, great for beginners!
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Latitude
34.25742
Longitude
-88.70782
Trail Directions
Trail is at the Elvis Presley Lake and Campground in East Tupelo. Take Veterans Blvd or Hwy 78 to East Tupelo and take a right on Elvis Presley Lake road - in between the two convenience stores (follow the big wooden sign). You will take a left off of this road to get to the park so watch for the green sign to turn left. Once you go by the gate and by the entrance shack, take an immediate right and you will see the trail entrance, sign, and bridge with a small parking area right after the chain link fence.
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Tupelo
   


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Review Date
March 14, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tempest33b ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is about 9.3 miles long in all. It rides in almost a complete loop, looks like someone has added s couple sections this year to make that happen. Overall its a great trail, feels like a lot of climbs and the downhill sections are over quickly. Its tight and twisty in many places but its fun to fly thru these sections. Some bridges and tree crossings which are maintained well. Sign at the trailhead says its the burning sunshine trail... The trail is not as lame as its name. You may find it under this name on other sites but this is the same trail. The tag of the location is wrong too on the map. so dont let that misslead you. Just google elvis presley lake or something of that nature to find this trail.

Recommended Route:
Starting at the trailhead ride counterclockwise. Starting down the road. whatever floats your boat, clockwise rides faster to me.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Oxford MS.



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Review Date
April 14, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: BOAB ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I ride these trails at least once or twice a week. There seems to be a miss understanding on the length of the trails. There are actually 9 different trails that connect = 8.9 miles in total. There are a lot of switchbacks with a few flowing sections and some short power climbs. The front trail at the entrance of the part is trail #3. Further up the the road is an opening to the trialhead that leads to #1,2,3,4,5,6. Trails 7, 8, and 9 can be accessed from the exit of 6 or from an access road. The trails offer something for all levels of riders. #6 and #8 are to me the most fun some good downhills and sweeping turns.

Recommended Route:
For the most fun and easiest warm up start on trail number 6.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Oxford Clear Creek. Oxford, MS
Natchez Trace Park. Pontotoc, MS



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Review Date
March 5, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jwpate ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I road this trail last Sunday (2/28). Actually I should say I road trail #3 and its pretty sweet. It can be fast and flowy and sometimes tight and technical. Its just a fun ride. The trail is used enough so that you can tell where you're going. There are several place where the trail cuts right back to where you just rode without crossing but again it was easy to stay on course. The trail itself was packed solid not loose sandy or rocky. However there is plenty of pine straw in areas that can be slick. There are some elevation changes but the climbs are short and not real taxing. As for marking there was a marker at the beginning of trail 3 that inidcated a "prefered" counterclockwise route. However when you get near the end it did get a little confusing becuase it crossed another trail or two. There were some markers at some of the crossings but not all. We ended up staying with the flow of the trail and made lefts when we were unsure where to go. We did end up at a junction with what I assume was trail 1, 3 and 5. So there must be more trails to ride. At the end the trail went from single track left out onto an old dirt road which we followed up to a cleared area probably for parking and took the park road back to the trail entrance parking.

Recommended Route:
I have only ridden it once and the counterclockwise route was fun. If a different direction would flow better with the other trails and add some milage I would give it a try.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trace State Park is out Highway 6 on the west side of Tupelo. They have one dedicated mountain bike only trail but its not well marked nor used. The also have multi use trails (motorcycles, ATVs, MTBs) but you are competing with the powered machines on these.



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Review Date
July 31, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: rctrex ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail maintenance has gotten a lot better and there are numbers posted for each trail. I believe there are eight in all. They all interconnect. Remember they are not mile markers. There are good rolling hills for Mississippi and it flows well. There is 5+ miles in all.

Recommended Route:
Turn right when you enter the park and look for a sign "Burning Sunshine Bicycle Trail" on your right. Park there and begin!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fruit Loop trails in Oxford, Pine Torch Loop in Wren, Alabama, and Oak Mountain (Birmingham).



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Review Date
September 2, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: DavidAM ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
On Sept. 2, 2006 my wife and I rode this trail for the first time. This trail needs some serious maintenance. A lot of the markers are gone. We started out to ride the three mile portions but ended up riding further because the trail marker was missing and we got onto a longer trail. We ended up pushing our bikes up and down washes more than we rode. This trail is not for beginners. I think an advanced rider would have trouble with some of this trail.



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