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Fruit loops

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No. of Reviews: 15

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Latitude
34.38311269824023
Longitude
-89.54732894897461
Trail Directions
On old Taylor road, past Old Taylor Appartments. Take a right on pipeline up to old railroad tracks, take a left and enjoy.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Oxford
   


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Review Date
January 22, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Gregon2wheels ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trails are in good shape. They drained quickly after all the recent rain. The local riders continue to maintain the trails. They just added some short connectors to make a nearly continuous 8 mile single track loop.

Trails are named at their start and marked with colored diamonds. It is still easy to get lost or accidentally change trails. That's the penalty for fitting 20+ miles of singletrack off ~ 1 miles of rail trail.

There is a map of the major trails at Oxfordcycling DOT org under Taylor Trails (Froot Loop is just one of the trails in the network).

Recommended Route:
The trailhead is actually at the southern end of Coliseum Drive. Take highway 6/278 towards the University of Mississippi and exit on Coliseum Drive. Head south until you see the guard shack at the old Whirlpool plant. Park on the side of the road. The rail trail starts west of the guard shack.

Most trails are marked only in one direction, usually counter clockwise. Use the map at Oxfordcycling DOT org to locate the trailheads for each.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Clear Creek



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Review Date
March 3, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: tempest33b ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Sloppy. This trail system feels unorganized and random. Its not hard to get lost because of this. The trails are marked but they all run together and you can end up on a trail you didnt plan on hittin. But these little "mini" trails are awesome. they are somewhat technical in spots but overall feel very fast. Some great flow to most of the little trails. They just need to run together better so you dont have to waste so much time on the two tracks. If you are unfortunate enough to be stuck in an awful area for mountain biking, this trail might just make you feel like your riding somewhere where mountain biking matters.

Recommended Route:
Umm, dont get lost.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
As far as what the memphis TN/ Jackson TN/oxford MS area have to offer for trails, this is probably your best bet for something that can challenge you and still be a blast. Nothing else in this area compares.



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Review Date
October 8, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Swampy79 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fruit Loop is just one of 12 interconnected trails right across the highway from Ole Miss. There a a few good sustained climbs (I'm counting the ones on the main trail artery also) and plenty of single/double track to ride to your hearts content. They are all pretty good, however some may fit your style somewhat better than others. Certain trails are so tight it gets a little ridiculous (finally get some speed, slam on brakes to weave through two trees and turn 180 to go up another hill etc), but overall it is a great layout especially with the re-working they've done over the winter to create a smooth flow around it. You don't have to buy a map from Oxford Cycles, you can go to www.oxfordcycling.org and look at the Taylor Trails map or print on off (this is the entire trail system that fruit loop is included in). It takes a minute to understand it but it will be well worth it in the end.

Recommended Route:
-exit onto Coliseum drive off of Highway 6
-turn onto Coliseum in the direction away from campus (if you're coming from the east: turn left, if you're coming from the west: turn right)
-Go strait through 4-way stop
-Take road all the way down to the gate-guard shack in front of the old Whirlpool Plant, park anywhere along the shoulder of the dead end.
-you will see two dirt/gravel roads, take the right hand one when facing them (you will probably see joggers as you head down it).
-Follow this trail all the way until you see a sign posting that says "no ATV's allowed" and take the gravel road up and to the right (you will have passed two power line trails already)
-This trail is your "main artery" for all but a couple of the branch trails.
-I will stress again that you really need to go to www.oxfordcycling.org and print off a map to carry with you

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Clear Creek, much more intuitive for beginner users, maps for this can also be found at www.oxfordcycling.org

Both trail systems are awesome, Clear creek is faster flowing singletrack more oriented for racing though, of course it should be since its the host of the Clear Creek challenge every year.



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Review Date
December 1, 2008

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: steener ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The map is wrong as the trails are on the south side of campus. Go south on coliseum across highway 6. You will run into the gaurd shack at the whirlpool plant. Park and take a right down the dirt road to the trails (most drop off the road to the right but there are two that drop off to the left). We rode 10 miles and still didn't hit all of the trails. Very fun with some tight sections, decent downhills, good climbs.

Recommended Route:
Nothing is marked and several run into each other. Stop by the Oxford Bicycle Company (north side of campus) and pick up a map. They will sell you a laminated one for $5 but it is the only way to find all the trails. Fruit Loops is only one of about a dozen trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rode in Oxford the day after Thanksgiving then Rode Stanky Creek in Memphis on Sunday on the way home. It is much flatter but fast and fun.



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Review Date
February 2, 2008

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: Johnny CO ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice fast, rolling singletrack. Some good technical areas and places to catch some air. Great location so you could combo a clear creek ride the same day, or go to Tupelo or Memphis for additional rides.

Recommended Route:
We had no map. We just rode trails both ways until we had enough.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Clear Creek, Wolf river trails, Herb Parsons



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