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Spyglass Hill Trail

Spyglass Hill Trail is a 22 mile multi-purpose trail that winds along the US Army Corps of Engineers Enid Lake shoreline. Spyglass Hill Trail is moderately hilly terrain with rock out crops and scenic views of Enid Lake. The trail runs through Ford’s Well Campground, which is the center point of Spyglass Hill Trail. Fords Well Campground offers 18 class A campsites with historic amenities.

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Length: 22.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Backcountry, Equestrian Trail, Fitness Trail, Mountain Bike Trail, Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding

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Location: Enid Lake US Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi
State(s): Mississippi
Counties: Yalobusha
Longitude: -89.789530
Latitude: 34.127262

Driving Directions

From Interstate I55 at Oakland MS exit 227, East on Highway 32 for 6.8 miles. Turn Left unto CR 557 for Ford's Well Wrangler Campground and Spyglass Hill Trail.

Description

Spyglass Hill Trail is a 22 mile multi-purpose use trail located along the south side of Enid Lake between Point Pleasant Recreation Area and Spyglass Hill. The trail offers visitors opportunities to ride horses, walk, hike, and jog. In addition to recreational opportunities, the trail is used for educational and interpretive programs. One of the main features of the Spyglass Hill Trail is Ford's Well. Ford's Well is a point of historical significance for many local citizens who recall friends and family members who were attracted to the area in the early 1900s to either drink or bathe in the therapeutic well water. Visitors will step back in time when they arrive to find hand-hewn timber buildings, to include a barn/crib, outhouse, blacksmith shop and a cabin. These buildings depict the type of environment that would have been present at Ford's Well during its hey day around the turn of the century. In addition to the trail and turn-of-the-century buildings, visitors will find a Class A wrangler campground with 18 campsites with amenities that cater to the equestrian camper. Spyglass Hill Trail also offers outdoor enthusiasts numerous locations for viewing plant and tree species as well as wildlife species that are natural to the area. Nature photographers will find Spyglass Hill Trail a perfect location for capturing a late summer sunset or a rock sculpture made from some of the largest sandstone outcrops in the area. Amenities to the trail include parking areas, a picnic shelter, gazebo, hitching rails, picnic tables, rest stops, and a shower house. Spyglass Hill Trail has been recognized and is part of the National Recreational Trail System.

Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 15%
Maximum Grade: 30%
Elevation Low Point: 250
Elevation High Point: 350
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2020

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: American Trails Featured NRT

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Public Contact:
Michael Robinson
Lake Manager
Enid Lake US Army Corps of Engineers
PO Box 10 Enid Lake Field Office
Enid, MS 38927
662 563 4571
[email protected]

 

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