Walking Trails in Mississippi

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  • Boyle Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    One of a handful of western Mississippi communities to salvage a benefit from the abandonment of a 50-mile railroad corridor between Cleveland and Hollandale in 1999, Boyle railbanked the portion of the line through their town to provide a paved ...
  • Columbus Riverwalk

    State: MS
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This trail follows the Tombigbee Waterway. It is well lit, smooth, flat and wide, meandering through hardwoods and fields with views of the river. Benches, trash receptacles, restrooms and shelters are provided. Open all year and in the evenings. ...
  • Crosstie Walk

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    One of a handful of western Mississippi communities to salvage a benefit from the abandonment of a 50-mile railroad corridor between Cleveland and Hollandale in 1999, Cleveland railbanked the portion of the line through their city to provide ...
  • Duncan Walking Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 0.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Duncan Walking Trail provides a short loop for exercise on a former Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (later Illinois Central Railroad) corridor. The paved trail in the tiny community of Duncan is the northernmost of several open on ...
  • Hollandale Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    One of a handful of western Mississippi communities to salvage a benefit from the abandonment of a 50-mile railroad corridor between Cleveland and Hollandale in 1999, Hollandale railbanked the portion of the line through their small city to ...
  • Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway National Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 3.75 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway, a National Recreational Trail, extends for 3.75 miles through the town, linking five local parks. Along the paved trail you will find lighted walkways, open areas, beautifully landscaped grounds, native ...
  • Longleaf Trace

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 40.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Stretching nearly 41 miles northwest from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg to small-town Prentiss, Longleaf Trace traverses landscapes that range from the bustling heart of Mississippi's third largest city to the rural farmland ...
  • Oxford Depot Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Oxford Depot Trail is part of a network of trails linking the community of Oxford. The centerpiece of phase 1 is two segments of the former Mississippi Central Railroad that have been transformed into mixed-use bicycle and pedestrian trails. ...
  • Renova Heritage Walking Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Renova Heritage Walking Trail provides a short path for exercise on a former Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (later Illinois Central Railroad) corridor. The wide paved trail in the tiny community of Renova features benches and trash ...
  • Ridgeland Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Ridgeland Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail offers a scenic trip paralleling Natchez Trace Parkway just north of Jackson. The 10-mile paved pathway begins on the southwestern shores of the Ross Barnett Reservoir and dives immediately into woodlands. As ...
  • Shaw Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    One of a handful of western Mississippi communities to salvage a benefit from the abandonment of a 50-mile railroad corridor between Cleveland and Hollandale in 1999, Shaw railbanked the portion of the line through their small city to provide ...
  • Shelby Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 0.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The loop known as Shelby Trails provides a short trail for exercise on a former Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (later Illinois Central Railroad) corridor. The original train depot—now home to Shelby’s city library—is located just south ...
  • Tanglefoot Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 44.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Tanglefoot Trail, Mississippi’s longest rail-trail, meanders 44.5 miles through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. The trail preserves the abandoned railroad corridor assembled in part ...
  • Thacker Mountain Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 2.79 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Thacker Mountain Rail-Trail is part of a network of trails linking the community of Oxford. This rail corridor was the site of the Buckner's Trestle train wreck in 1870, a disaster that was described at the time in Harper's Magazine. There ...
  • Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MS
    Length: 22.8 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Tuxachanie Trail, near Mississippi's Gulf Coast, is a National Recreation Trail offering a 22-mile hike through southern Mississippi's Desoto National Forest. The first 5 miles follow an old abandoned railroad that once served the sawmill ...