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Bigfoot Horse Camp-DeSoto National Forest
Number of Trails: || 4 || Total Mileage: || 22||Difficulty:
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This are 21.75 miles, with lots of loops of various lengths, of groomed trails established for horses. Footing is excellent, a mix of sand, clay, pine needles and grass. Numerous water crossings. Riders of all ages will encounter the south Mississippiu Coastal Plains wildlife and scenery. There are multiple points of access including a former World War II German Prisoner of War Camp (along the Red Trail Loop). Facilities include a trailhead with primitive campsites, pipe hitch stalls, picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water for horses (at a watering hole about 100 feet southwest of the campground), and a vault toilet. |
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Open area with lots of tall pine trees for highlining, as well as areas with picnic tables, pipe stalls, etc. Not really designated, about 4-5 acres of space around a gravel loop. Water available at Ranger maintenance station or Airey Lake Campground, both about a mile north on Airey Tower Road.
From Saucier, MS, take Old 67 east to Airey Tower Road. Turn north, go 3 miles to Bigfoot Trail sign, turn east (right), campground in a mile on the right/south side. FREE!!
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2/4/2011 1:02:00 PM
Easy (Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. )
More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes)
Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand)
Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)