Bethel South Motorcycle and Mountain Bike Trails

Area Status: Open

Motorcycle Trails

There are three trails that are relatively flat and fast single tracks through pine forest with some wet spots, small climbs, a few log hoops and descents.

  • Bethel: 4.6 miles of non-technical trail
  • Rattlesnake: 3.8 miles of minimal technical trail
  • Lost: 6 to 8 miles of partially technical trail

 All operators must wear helmets and if age 16 or older, have a valid driver’s license.


Mountain Bike Trails

There are four different mountain bike trails of various lengths and difficulty.

  • Badlands (9 miles): A flat trail with some rough spots
  • Briar Patch (3 miles): An extremely twisty trail.
  • South Bethel (5 miles): A fast and twisty trail with some moguls, log hoops and rut-crossings.
  • Couch (3 miles): A twisty and scenic trail that follows the Tuxachanie Creek.

 Call before you haul.  Trail may be closed after wet weather for periods of seven to 10 days or until conditions are suitable for re-opening.  De Soto Ranger District Office: (601) 528-6180.

In case of emergency, call Harrison County Sheriff at (228) 865-7060.

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets
Fees:  No fee required.
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed.
  • Stay limit:  7 days.
Restroom: Vault toilet at mountain bike trailhead.


Mountain Biking

Dispersed Camping

  • Nonnumbered primitive camp sites are located at the trailhead.
  • Stay limit:  7 days.
Fees: No fee required.

OHV Trail Riding


Tent camping: Primitive camp sites located at trailhead.
Toilets: Vault toilet at mountain bike trailhead.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities