Spyglass Hill Trail

Spyglass Hill Trail is a 17 mile multi-purpose trail located at Enid Lake Mississippi. The trail provides visitors with recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, equestrian riding and a chance to visit historical areas of Enid Lake.

photo: Point Pleasant Trail Riders equestrian group at Enid Lake Type: Backcountry, Equestrian Trail
Length: 17.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: The Ford’s Well Recreation Area is located on Yalobusha County Road 557 off Mississippi Highway 32, At Ford’s Well Recreation Area on State Route 32, 6 miles east of Interstate 55.
States: Mississippi
Counties: Yalobusha
Latitude: 34.12782   Longitude: -89.78983

From U.S. Interstate 55, take Mississippi Highway 32 east approximately 6 miles to Yalobusha County Road 557. Two other access points are located off Mississippi Highway 32.

Description

Amenities to the Ford's Well Area include a 12 campsite wrangler campground with water, electricity, picnic tables, fire rings, grills and a crushed limestone parking pad at each site. The area also has a picnic shelter, a gazebo over Ford's Well, a comfort station, a dump station, and a wash rack and hitching rails for horses.



Spyglass Hill is a prominent point overlooking Enid Lake. The hill itself is approximately 350' above sea level and is characterized with a long gradual slope and the peak marked with massive sandstone rocks. During the Ford's Well era the area was often just referred to as “The Mountain” and later generations called the hill Rocky Point. Amenities to Spyglass Hill include three primitive campsites with a picnic table, fire ring and grill. Also located atop Spyglass Hill is hitching rails for horses.



Spyglass Hill Trail offers many recreational opportunities including camping, wildlife watching, equestrian riding, and scenic views. The diverse terrain offers visitors a chance to become physically fit and relax their minds from the everyday hustle and bustle while viewing the many plant and wildlife species that inhabit the area.



For visitor safety, trail markers including directional arrows, mile markers and signs have been placed along the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Secondary Surface: Sand

Average Grade: %
Elevation Low Point: 235
Elevation High Point: 350
Year Designated: 2010

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Featured NRT web page for Spyglass Hill from American Trails

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.

Trail Management:
Billy Samuels
Resource Manager
Enid Lake Field Office, USACE
P.O. Box 10
Enid , MS 38927
(662) 563-4571
billy.j.samuels@mvk02.usace.army.mil
http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Lakes/ms/enid/

 

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