Shockaloe Trail


Area Status: Open
Horse riders conversing in the forest

The Shockaloe Trail is a nationally recognized trail and is listed in the National Register of Trails.  A trip along the trail allows the rider or hiker to view more than 60 years of forest management practices in the area.  Some notable items of interest are: sound timber and prescribed fire management practices, superior trees, flatland hardwoods, wildlife openings and watering holes, and endangered species.

There are two base camps associated with Shockaloe Horse Trail: Base Camp I and Base Camp II. Each base camp has a pavilion and an open area for parking. Camping is only permitted at Base Camp I.  Camping is not permitted at Base Camp II.

Have at least two adults in your party.  Park trucks and trailers in spaces provided.  Keep all facilities clean.  Carry first aid supplies with each party.  Be careful crossing roads.  No public telephones available.  Wearing orange/bright colored clothing during deer hunting season is recommended.

In case of emergency, contact Scott County Sheriff's Office (601-469-1511).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: day use only, self contained RV's only, RESTROOM CLOSED
Fees: Price Per Day:  $7.00 camping (this includes use of the trail)

Camping is only permitted at Base Camp I.  Camping is not permitted at Base Camp II.
Open Season: March 1 - December 15 (Base Camp 1 and 2 only)
Restrictions:
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed.
  • No ATV's allowed on trail.
  • Camping limit of 14 days.
  • Camping is only permitted at Base Camp I.  Camping is not permitted at Base Camp II.
     
Water: Drinking

General Information

Directions:

The Shockaloe Trail is located on the Bienville National Forest between Forest, MS and Morton, MS just north of U.S. Highway 80. Base Camp I is located ¼ mile north of U.S. Hwy 80 on Forest Service Road 513. Base Camp II is located approximately five miles further north on Forest Service Road 513.


Activities

Mountain Biking

Mountain bikes (non-motorized) are allowed.

Campground Camping

Camping at Base Camp I only.  No camping at Base Camp II.

Fire Information Cooking Grills

Day Hiking

The trail consists of a winding 23 miles of travelway which takes the traveler through a variety of terrain and vegetation types found in the area, and allows the traveler to view first-hand multiple use management practices on the national forest. The trail crosses several local roads and allows the hiker the option of several routes of varying lengths from a mile and a half to the full 23 miles.

Horse Riding

The trail consists of a winding 23 miles of travelway which takes the traveler through a variety of terrain and vegetation types found in the area, and allows the traveler to view first-hand multiple use management practices on the national forest. The trail crosses several local roads and allows the rider the option of several rides of varying lengths from a mile and a half to the full 23 miles.

The trail is marked throughout its' entire length with signs and markers. The standard marker is a wooden sign with a horse and rider engraved on it. These markers are placed at intervals along the trail and are easily followed while using the trail.

Camping is permitted at Base Camp I.  Camping is not permitted at Base Camp II.
 

Water Availability Wildlife Water Holes
Hitching Rails Yes

Picnicking

Fire Information cooking grills

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
23 miles