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I go biking with my 2 daughters on the trail, and we love it! We have probably biked the whole system.
We rode this slightly rolling terrain, pleasant trail up and back from end to end along the Natchez Trail Parkway. The trail is aphalted all the way -- but use caution as sections of the trail have deep holes in the asphalt. Trail ends abruptly at a road block at the west end and at the 50 sq mile Ross Barnett Reservoir at the east. (at the west end it appears that there may be plans for extending the trail as evidenced stakes and flagging extending from the road block) There were no picnic tables at the reservoir dam-vista area but there is a park with shelters and tables less than a mile southwest just off and visible from the trail where we ate our lunch. Overall, a very pleasing ride as we took a break from our drive on I-20 through the Jackson, Ms area.
I have used this trail since returning home 7 years ago and I am honestly happy that it exist. This is the longest trail in central MS which is pretty sad but better than nothing. I have walked, jogged and cycled and have never had any issues. They have repaired sections of trail but it’s still not up to the standards of Longleaf and Tanglefoot trails. But better than nothing. I generally park midway and ride towards Clinton because it’s always congested on the side near reservoir. generally stay on the end going towards Clinton.
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.
The trail includes four fitness stations along the way.
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.
The trail is Awesome. It was a beautiful fall day. I plan on returning again. I live in Louisville Ky.
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!
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