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Explore the best rated trails in Pearl, MS. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Dr. Robert Smith Sr. Parkway Shared Use Path and Northside Drive Shared Use Path. With more than 22 trails covering 88 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.
With curves and hills and pavement the entire length. Heed the signs about uneven pavement around miles 4-6. There are some large crevices on the hills that could make a bad day for bikers and walkers.
Rode from Hattiesburg near Smokestack Park to Epley and back today. Trail is so wide and clean and the weather perfect for an October ride. Thanks to all who keep this trail in such good shape.
As per others, you'll enjoy the ride. Lots of shading, lot of easy riding, with benches and clean restrooms throughout. Some patching of the trail near the office; it's bumpy but fine, but it wasn't done by the best contractor! My only complaint: the restrooms at the welcome center were locked. I was told they stay locked due to vandalism. Okay, but during the day? With the office right there? I was told I could use the next one on the trail, seven miles away. That's not exactly what I expected from a Hall of Fame trail. He wouldn't open it, so I knocked off a star.
We love this trail and use the parking/access area just west of Hwy 55 on the Natchez Trace. This happens to be about the 1/2 way point. We ride out to the Reservoir and then back to the truck to re-water and then do the other 1/2 to the west. Works out great for us!
I utilized the parking at Lake Jefferson Davis and the Mayor/Col Blount connecting trail. I ran/walked another 1.5 +/- miles east before returning.
I enjoyed my sunrise outing, the woods and the countryside. Public road crossing were clearly signed and marked. The asphalt surface was in great shape with just a few bumps and eroded spots near the edges.
It was a little "buggy" in spite of my insect repellent, but that's to be expected in late June!
On a perfect March morning, we parked at the Jackson Road Station and then pedaled NW away from Hattiesburg to first enjoy ten miles of a rural experience: farms, ranches, pastures, creeks, ponds, rolling hills, woodlands, and solitude. Easy pedaling and extremely picturesque!
Once back to Jackson Road, we continued east with easy, flat pedaling for about four miles for the opposite experience: a much more crowded trail filled with friendly people, the city of Hattiesburg, but a still beautiful tree lined path.
We traveled two thousand miles from Southern California to experience this Hall of Fame Trail, and we were not disappointed! As for a review of this five star trail, see the previous 70+ reviews. I can't surpass any of their superlatives!
Is there anywhere to camp along this trail?
This trail is a gem. 45 miles of beautiful Mississippi countryside with smooth pavement and almost no interaction with traffic of any kind. My 7 year old son and his best friend switched every 3 miles between a pull behind trailer and a solo bike and made the entire way from Hattiesburg to Prentiss on the first day, and then returned the next day. It was an awesome introduction to bicycle touring, and by the end my son was asking if there were more trails like this that we could explore together. The mile markers at every mile are great motivation for young cyclists as well. What an amazing trail and experience.
I regularly ride this section of trail as part of a 11.25 mile loop that travels along multi-use paths and bike lanes that will carry you along a complete loop of Pelahatchie Bay and over the Causeway. This is an enjoyable loop with several hundred feet of elevation changes to make it interesting.
On one end it connects to the Trace Trail which is nice.
Awesome asphalt paved trail along the Natchez trace!
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