Stoner Boat Launch

The Stoner Mountain Bike Park (so named because of its access near the boat ramp on Stoner Avenue rather than some sort of social activity) is our most readily accessible trail. It lies in a flood plain of the Red River so conditions can be muddy/swampy/jungle-esque following heavy rains. The trail does a lot in its small area, weaving a tightly-packed maze that rewards some exploration. The terrain is flat and tests your tight cornering skills more than your climbing ability.

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Monkey Trail (a.k.a Eddie B. Jones Park)

The Monkey Trail is a surprisingly challenging and technical trail for this area. Built in 2001, it is located in Eddie B. Jones Park next to Chimp Haven, a primate retirement community (no kidding) and thus its name. It is a challenging and fairly technical 10-mile course featuring big roots, tight switchbacks, testy climbs and descents, and often odd and unpredictable challenges. Home to LOCO’s annual LOCOFEST, the Monkey trail is a favorite of local and regional mountain bikers.

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Bodcau Recreation Area

Found in the recreational area behind Bodcau Dam, this trail offers excellent single track experience. The trail is approximately 7 miles long and features more climbing and fast descents than most trails in our area. The trail is often used for state-wide MTB events that attract the elite mountain bikers in our region.


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Lake Bistineau

Located near Doyline and run by the State of Louisiana, this trail is enjoyable to beginners and more experienced mountain bikers alike. Not as challenging as some of our area trails, it still offers good single track challenges and unrivaled natural beauty. LOCOFEST have been held here in the past so don't write this trail off as a patsy's trail too quickly. If you're looking for a decent trail located with other great "back-to-nature" activities the whole family can enjoy, this is your ticket.

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Lincoln Parish Park

Arguably the overall best mountain bike trail in the region (and possible the state), nationally ranked Lincoln Parish Park is well maintained and features some of the best downhill sections in Louisiana. The trail is home to the annual AMBC Series Gulf Coast Mountain Bike Championship that attracts riders from across the country. The trail consists of swoopy, root infested single track with a few sections of fire road and good elevation change. The roughly 10-mile course also has double track sections and surprisingly challenging downhill jumps along the way. There’s also a 4-mile beginners course. Be sure to call ahead to make sure the trails are open.

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Mountain biking Texas style. One of the best trails in our region, Tyler State Park features an extensive trail system with a variety of terrain guaranteed to challenge any cyclist. The park is quite beautiful and the trails circle its 64-acre spring-fed lake where you can cool off after a hot ride. Loops A and B are fairly conventional while Loops C and D verge into almost hiking trails. Expect steep switchbacks, roots and rocks.


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