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Scattertown Trail

Average Rating:    (2.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Scattertown Trail is on the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge. It is a short single track loop with lots of short ups and downs. There is another loop leading off from the main trail. Maps are provided by the Starkville Bicycle Shop.
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Latitude
33.268546361901926
Longitude
-88.76953125
Trail Directions
Take Highway W (travelling SW) from Starkville for approximately 12 miles. Then take the first paved road to the left after passing Winston County marker. This is the Loakfoma Road. Stay on the main road. It quickly turns into a gravel road. Go about 4 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right. Go 2 miles to Bevil Hill Methodist Church. Turn left at the cemetery. Trailhead is about 200 yards on the left.
Trail Length
1.75 to 2.8 miles.
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Starkville
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 10, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Ben Hemingway ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a nice hilly trail with several good cutbacks and some pretty stretches along bottomland forest next to a stream.

With that being said, I've had several bad experiences at Scattertown. It's not uncommon to find branches, vines, and all other sorts of debris scattered across the trail. Trees have fallen across the path and have been left there for about a month before whoever manages this trail got to it (I'm an MSU student, so I don't have a chainsaw or anything...). Most recently I brought a date and we were attacked by bees about halfway through the trail. My date was stung about 6 or 7 times.

Overall it's a nice natural route, but it seems very poorly maintained compared to the trails I'm used to back home in North Carolina.

Recommended Route:
I used to take this trail clockwise, but I've found more recently that it has a better flow to it if you go counter clockwise. There's more immediate up and down if you go clockwise.



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Review Date
November 22, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Hugh Ector , from Starkville, Mississippi, USA

Summary:
Though there is nothing really technical here, there are some sharp turns and short, steep hills. The trail is all in the woods, therefore it should be good for summer. I've never seen the trail muddy, so we select this trail to ride after winter rains.
Beginners may have a rather hard time riding this trail.

Recommended Route:
It's probably a little easier to ride this loop counter clockwise. Also, it's best to get a map for the second loop from the Starkville Bicycle Shop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Research Park Trails and Wilderness Trail.



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