North Cypress Trail in Holly Springs National Forest

View of North Cypress Lake from the south end of the dam

The North Cypress Non-Motorized Trail is a 3.3-mile loop trail in Holly Springs National Forest east of Oxford, Mississippi. I've hiked this trail multiple times (including in November 2015), and it is a decent hike for this region of Mississippi. There is only about 280 feet of elevation gain along its route, so it is an easy hike.

Similar to my visit in 2015, my hike on January 12, 2017 was one when I saw no other people or vehicles, and the weather was quite mild for mid-January.

A recently plowed section of the trail (this part wasn't too muddy)

You can see my post from November 2015 and my video above for more details on the route, but this time a few things had changed. A large section of the trail between the dam and the old unpaved road that is used as a section of the trail was previously very difficult to follow and seemed like just a path marked with flagging through the forest. This time, the trail had been plowed with a bobcat or other piece of machinery and was quite obvious, although the trail itself was fairly muddy. Also, I hike the trail clockwise this time, compared to counterclockwise in 2015.

See my track on AllTrails here,

See more photos of this hike here.

The trail about a quarter mile from the trailhead

The old dirt road that the trail partially follows

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