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Explore the best rated trails in Oxford, MS, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Tupelo Veterans Park Trail and Oxford Depot Trail . With more than 4 trails covering 48 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Tanglefoot Trail

Fun trail

October, 2023 by ltbike

The trail is really great. Very good surface and signage is good for trailheads. It is mostly in the woods and very shady. We were there in early October and had some very chilly, windy days. We encountered dogs running loose at a rural house near Houston—they chased some other bikers and we happened to be stopped so we threw rocks at them (the dogs) so they would go off the trail. Another dog was running loose with some walkers at New Houlka and was growling at us but according to the owner “won’t bite you!!” One loose dog encounter was between Potontoc and Algoma. They were all nothing we couldn’t handle—just something to be prepared for. Don’t let this stop you because this trail is great and some nice little towns along the way. We did encounter a number of other trail users off and on. We were camped at Potontoc. Be sure to eat at Seafood Junction at Algoma, MS

Tanglefoot Trail

2nd Trip Tanglefoot

September, 2023 by garybrogers

Well on September 15th we returned to Tanglefoot trail, this time we started out in Pontotoc and we rode our Catrike to New Albany, took about a 30 minute break, then headed back south on the trail, stop in Ecru an ate lunch at Zuby’s Cafe, Great Catfish!! Then we were headed to the Pontotoc/ Chickasaw county line, then turned around an headed back to Pontotoc. This is a Great Trail!!! Some of bridges are getting a little rough an will need some repairs in the near future, and there was a few rough spots in the trail south of Pontotoc, All restrooms were clean, most of the trail is patrolled by security during the daytime

Tanglefoot Trail

1st Rail to Trail ride

August, 2023 by garybrogers

We recently purchased two trikes, wife and I made our first adventure on Tanglefoot, rode from Houston to the county line just north of New Houlka, an back, about a 25 mile round trip. Was a Great experience, looking forward to more trips on Tanglefoot


Tanglefoot Trail

My grandson and I did the South 15 miles of this trail today. Highly recommend anybody. The wife and I did the middle part of this trail a couple weeks ago. Lots of food trucks in Pontotoc.

July, 2023 by dundeeyank

My grandson and I did the South 15 miles of this trail today. Highly recommend anybody. The wife and I did the middle part of this trail a couple weeks ago. Lots of food trucks in Pontotoc.

Tanglefoot Trail

The Tanglefoot Trail (T2) on 1 JUN 23

June, 2023 by 7s5a692x35

3 of us rode from New Albany to Houston and enjoyed the experience as the trail surface was smooth and there was a tree canopy for the majority of the trail. The bridge surfaces were not smooth due to the wooden planks being weathered and raised up. ~5 miles from Houston, there was a bridge that was resurfaced with concrete and chip-n-seal and was extremely rough.

There quite a few people on the trail especially near the populated areas but they were kind and moved to one side. In Houston, there is a restaurant called the Gathering and a very, nice lodging opportunity at the end of the trail named Trailhead bike and bed.

Go experience the Hall of Fame T2!

Tanglefoot Trail

Awesome Experience

March, 2023 by marcosalexandermendoza

I go biking with my 2 daughters on the trail, and we love it! We have probably biked the whole system.

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The Tanglefoot Trail, Aug. 6, 2022

December, 2022 by cwiokster

Did a recent [Aug. 6, 2022] 2nd ride on The Tanglefoot Trail, in NE Miss. Started in New Albany, MS, at the "Little Tallahatchie riverfront park" trail (1.4 mi) to start off Fri. PM before the main ride Sat. This is the 3rd RTC "Hall of Fame" trail in my 'Trail Collection'. More to come. This one is worth the trip.🚵¿¿¿ Despite the heat & cutting the ride short, I still managed 51.2 miles. In August, I'm good with that! My first ride on this trail, was on October 12, 2019, and I managed the full trail, (plus the ride from the hotel), for a total of 92.75 miles. Both rides started ( and finished) in New Albany. First ride I picnic lunched at the Houston Trailhead, 2nd ride, turned around south of Pontotoc, and lunched at the Gateway rest area there. Really appreciated the 'Whistle Stop' rest areas, as I am a "trail cruiser" and tend to take a few minutes off the bike along the way. The only surprise was how many of the frequent bridges were washboarded with 'cupped' planks! [took off a star for that] Quite "exciting"; the video cam mount didn't survive (cheap plastic), but I improvised with some string I carry for emergencies, and carried on. On the plus side, I loved the clearly visible mile markers, which help you keep up with progress on the trail. Quite a variety of scenery, from urban to wooded to farmlands, as you cross the 3 counties. All in all, an enjoyable ride. Will do this again.

Tanglefoot Trail

nice fall ride

October, 2022 by jgraves226

The trail is Awesome. It was a beautiful fall day. I plan on returning again. I live in Louisville Ky.

Tupelo Veterans Park Trail

Veterans Park + Surrounding Routes

May, 2022 by tjxqhkwhyj

Okay, so this trail is noted to be just shy of a mile, HOWEVER, it connects to a sidewalk on Veterans Blvd. that runs to Main St., all the way to downtown Tupelo, where you can easily run a few loops around local and historical sites, Fairpark, or the historic neighborhoods on either side of the commercial district. If you want more earth and foliage, you can cross Veterans at Elvis Presley Dr. or by the fire station in front of the ball fields and run Music Bend Trail (almost two miles one way).

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Tanglefoot in Spring

May, 2022 by linuscarpenter

Even though we had rain showers every afternoon, we were able to ride the whole trail in three separate mornings. the first day was from Houston to Algoma. It was a smooth and beautiful ride with a fun late breakfast stop in Algoma’s little store and cafe. Food was great. Second day was from New Albany to Ecru and back but cut short due to a big storm. Loved the whistle stop shelters along the way. The third day finished the trail from Algoma to Ecru and back. Loved the trail and all the people who lived along and were so friendly. Stayed at the Houston Trailhead Bed and Bike. Great bike hotel.

Tanglefoot Trail

A really good experience!

May, 2022 by swgross

We rode Pontonoc to New Houlka out and back on the first day and the next day rode from New Albany to Pontonoc and back. This is a very nice trail, well maintained with numerous “whistle stop” rest areas along the route. It was mostly shaded and travels through the beautiful Mississippi countryside. Some of the wooden bridges are a little bumpy if you don’t have suspension but this hardly diminishes the experience. All the towns along the trail have bough in to the trail network and are quaint and fun to explore. This is a must-do if you like rails to trails.

Tanglefoot Trail

Flat and straight

March, 2022 by lb33558

Rode north from Houston, MS and stopped in Houlka, Algoma and Pontotoc whistle stops. Rode also from New Albany south to Ecru and experienced windy conditions and a dog chase but all worked out just fine. Trail is safe, well maintained, very flat and very straight. If you’re looking for a diverse ride this is not it. Loads of cow pastures and beautiful farm land. The days we rode there were very few people on it which was surprising for a spring sunny day. Had a flat tire and closest bicycle repair shop was 20 miles away in Tupelo. (Trails & Treads Bike Shop 5 stars.) We stayed 3 nights in the Trailhead Bike & Bed another 5 star experience! All in all we liked the trail and would recommend. We highly recommend the Bike and a Bed in Houston, MS. Really clever concept and appeared to be solid occupancy.

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