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Boyle Rail-Trail

0.7 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Crosstie Walk

2 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

21 mi
State: AR
Crushed Stone

Duncan Walking Trail

0.2 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Marvell Bike Trail

1.3 mi
State: AR
Asphalt

Renova Heritage Walking Trail

0.3 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Shaw Rail-Trail

0.3 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Shelby Trails

0.1 mi
State: MS
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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...
MS 0.7 mi 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...
MS 2 mi Asphalt
When complete, the Delta Heritage Trail State Park will stretch 84.5 miles, including 73 miles on a former railroad right-of-way donated to the state by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. As of 2014,...
AR 21 mi Crushed Stone
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...
MS 0.2 mi Asphalt
The Marvell Bike Trail stretches about a mile across town, paralleling Main Street. The paved pathway offers views of tree-dotted residential areas and small stores in the heart of Mississippi River...
AR 1.3 mi 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...
MS 0.3 mi 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...
MS 0.3 mi 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...
MS 0.1 mi Asphalt

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Shaw Rail-Trail

MS - 0.3 miles

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...

Renova Heritage Walking Trail

MS - 0.3 miles

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...

Boyle Rail-Trail

MS - 0.7 miles

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...

Crosstie Walk

MS - 2 miles

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...

Accordion

Marvell Bike Trail

AR - 1.3 miles

The Marvell Bike Trail stretches about a mile across town, paralleling Main Street. The paved pathway offers views of tree-dotted residential areas and small stores in the heart of Mississippi River...

Shelby Trails

MS - 0.1 miles

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...

Duncan Walking Trail

MS - 0.2 miles

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...

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

AR - 21 miles

When complete, the Delta Heritage Trail State Park will stretch 84.5 miles, including 73 miles on a former railroad right-of-way donated to the state by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. As of 2014,...

Duncan Walking Trail

MS - 0.2 miles

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...

Shelby Trails

MS - 0.1 miles

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...

Shaw Rail-Trail

MS - 0.3 miles

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...

Crosstie Walk

MS - 2 miles

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...

Accordion

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

AR - 21 miles

When complete, the Delta Heritage Trail State Park will stretch 84.5 miles, including 73 miles on a former railroad right-of-way donated to the state by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. As of 2014,...

Boyle Rail-Trail

MS - 0.7 miles

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...

Renova Heritage Walking Trail

MS - 0.3 miles

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...

Marvell Bike Trail

AR - 1.3 miles

The Marvell Bike Trail stretches about a mile across town, paralleling Main Street. The paved pathway offers views of tree-dotted residential areas and small stores in the heart of Mississippi River...

Boyle Rail-Trail

MS - 0.7 miles

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...

Crosstie Walk

MS - 2 miles

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...

Duncan Walking Trail

MS - 0.2 miles

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...

Shelby Trails

MS - 0.1 miles

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...

Accordion

Renova Heritage Walking Trail

MS - 0.3 miles

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...

Shaw Rail-Trail

MS - 0.3 miles

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...

Marvell Bike Trail

AR - 1.3 miles

The Marvell Bike Trail stretches about a mile across town, paralleling Main Street. The paved pathway offers views of tree-dotted residential areas and small stores in the heart of Mississippi River...

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

AR - 21 miles

When complete, the Delta Heritage Trail State Park will stretch 84.5 miles, including 73 miles on a former railroad right-of-way donated to the state by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. As of 2014,...

Recent Trail Reviews

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

Great ride on a hot day

September, 2016 by khrysinwythe

I rode this trail on Sept 13 and was extremely pleased in the trail surface and the amount of shade. Because it was predicted to get above 90 for the day, I started a little after 8 am after driving from Village Creek State Park. There was not a lot of diversity, but still nice. Excellent mile markers and again, the trail surface was in excellent shape. My wife and I enjoyed reading the history of the area around the lake at the Kiosh at Lakeview.

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

September ride

September, 2015 by iamsuze

Nice even trail

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

Mixed feelings about this trail

October, 2010 by donweinell

My wife and I rode this trail on October 20th, 2010. The trail itself is very well built and maintained. It is as smoothe as a crushed limestone trail can be, and not a speck of litter was seen along the entire stretch. The adjacent visitor center is new and spotlessly clean. The staff were very friendly. So, what is not to like about the Delta Heritage Trail? As in real estate, location is paramount. This trail starts in a cotton field, ends (abruptly) in a cotton field, and about the only thing to see along the way is cotton fields. Whatever wildlife there is to be seen is what you would normally expect to see along a rural highway. Although benches have been installed at about 1/2 mile intervals along the trail, no bathrooms or water fountains are available except at the visitor center. Since this is a "heritage" trail, it would be nice if some signs along the way interpreted the heritage of the area. Near the southern end of the trail, a trailhead is located in the community of Lakeview. There is no information at this trailhead, however, to direct visitors to whatever ammenities Lakeview might have to offer. The right-of-way for this trail was obtained in 1993, and the plan is to eventually extend the trail to 73 miles. However, since 1993, only 14 miles have been completed. One of the park rangers told me that they thought they had the money to build another 10 miles of the trail next year, but that money was cut from the budget. It just doesn't appear to me that local support for this trail is sufficient to ensure completion. On the day we rode the trail, only two other visitors were seen. This trail is located in an economically depressed area of the state, and is about 2 hours drive from Memphis or Little Rock. In my humble opinion, it's just not worth the drive to visit such a short trail with so few ammenities and even fewer changes in scenery. Until the local people do more to support the trail, I have serious doubts it will ever be completed or even extended beyond the current length. A much better option, for now anyway, is to visit nearby Village Creek State Park. It is a beautiful park; well maintained as all of Arkansas' state parks are. Within this park are 25 miles of trails, of which bicycles are allowed on most of them. As for the Delta Heritage Trail, only time will tell if it will ever reach its full potential.

Accordion

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

A Great Addition to the Mississippi River Trail

April, 2009 by ermackey

I rode this trail in September, 2008, using my Trek 7300 Hybrid bike. When completed, this should be a wonderful addition to the Mississippi River trail. The trail is part of 73 miles of abandoned rail line that parallels the Mississippi River and State Hwy. 85 between Lexa and McGhee, Arkansas, on the west side of the Mississippi River.

Scenery and wildlife are the main attractions. There are pull outs with permanent benches about every ½ mile. The trail is tree lined on both sides with a full canopy for much of the ride. You bike through some of the remaining bottomland hardwood forest that once covered the Delta region of eastern Arkansas. You see a beautiful wetlands environment while you are elevated on a clean, dry roadbed.

The roadbed is compacted crushed rock which provides a smooth ride. While smooth and very flat, this surface does provide a light resistance so that you are never off the pedal. Larger tires are helpful. All at-grade crossings are blocked by a double gate that required me to stop, negotiate the crossing and start again. The gates are located at every road crossing and driveway which breaks the ride about every mile or so.

Services are scant. The trail is never far from Hwy. 85 and you are almost always in sight of farmhouses if you should need help. You should ride "self contained", being sure you have enough food and water for the entire out and back ride. Picnic tables and a porta-potty are located at the trailhead. Rustic campsites are planned for this site. The staff are friendly and helpful, but the visitor center was more of an office/construction/storage facility than a comfort and information center when I was there.

I recommend a side trip to the Louisiana Purchase Historical Monument located 23 miles east of the trailhead, just off Hwy. 49. The monument marks the spot where the original survey of the Louisana Territory began and represents an important event in American history. Also, if you plan your visit in October, you can attend the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival, the nations largest blues festival that is free and open to the public.

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

Close to Home

April, 2004 by

This is a nice rail-trail that is only a mile away from my home.

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