Bicycling / Cycling in Bonita Lakes Trail, Meridian,
7 mi / 11.26 km
Meridian, the sixth largest city of Mississippi, except of hosting numerous cultural events, offers great opportunities to visitors for recreation all year long. It was established in 1860, rebuilt after the Civil War and became the largest city of Mississippi between 1890 and 1930. It contains many parks with tennis courts, softball fields, swimming pools etc. Visitors can also experience water skiing, hiking and camping at Bonita Lakes area and Okatibbee Lake.
Bonita Lakes Trail is actually a complex of little trails connected by mud, dirt and brief gravel roads in a tight place. The trails are singletrack that have both long cardio-straining hills and windy down-hills. You start your bicycling experience from the trailhead, located in the park at Bonita Lakes and you soon get lost, wandering on the trails, but still not too far, finding your way back again.
The Bonita Lakes trails are some of the best trails in the state of Mississippi. They are well-maintained and marked with signs and a “color code” that can lead you to wherever you want to go. The “blue” trail is the most popular. There are intersecting trails almost everywhere, so get ready to explore your own route or ”call it a day” whenever you choose. Though, they are not so technical and there are too many roots and some climbs at some points, they are so challenging that force you to bring your A-game to stay on the bike.
Nevertheless, it is absolutely sure that you will be a fan of this awesome place, as soon as you step your wheels on those trails!