Mississippi Hiking Trails and Maps

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Boyle Rail-Trail

0.7 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail

10.5 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Colony Park Boulevard Multi-Use Trail

1.9 mi
State: MS
Asphalt, Concrete

Columbus Riverwalk

2 mi
State: MS
Concrete

Crosstie Walk

2 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Duncan Walking Trail

0.2 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Greenwood Rail Spike Park

1.7 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Hollandale Rail-Trail

0.7 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Lake Harbour Drive Multi-Use Trail

1.9 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Longleaf Trace

44 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Northside Drive Shared Use Path

1.5 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Old Canton Road Multi-Use Trail

0.9 mi
State: MS
Concrete

Oxford Depot Trail

1 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Pear Orchard Road Multi-Use Trail

1.2 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Post Road Multi-Use Trail

0.6 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Renova Heritage Walking Trail

0.3 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Rice Road Multi-Use Trail

0.8 mi
State: MS
Asphalt
Accordion

Shaw Rail-Trail

0.3 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Shelby Trails

0.1 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

South Campus Rail Trail

2.8 mi
State: MS
Gravel

Spillway Road Multi-Use Trail

0.8 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Sunnybrook Road Multi-Use Trail

0.8 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Tanglefoot Trail

43.6 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
Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail (alternatively known as the Ridgeland Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail) offers a scenic trip paralleling Natchez Trace Parkway just north of Jackson. Portions of the trail...
MS 10.5 mi Asphalt
While Ridgeland is known for the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail, the city has shared use paths scattered across the city. One strategy has been to have multi-use paths along roadways, as is the case...
MS 1.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Columbus Riverwalk follows the Tombigbee Waterway in downtown Columbus. It is well lit, smooth, flat and wide, meandering through hardwoods and fields with views of the river. Benches, trash...
MS 2 mi Concrete
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
The shared use path parallels Dr. Robert Smith Sr. Parkway for less than 2 miles, starting west of the Jackson Amtrak station, and continuing on the north side of the road up to Wiggins Road. The...
MS 1.6 mi Concrete
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
With the disused railroad running through the center of town, the city of Greenwood saw an opportunity for more than just a run-of-the-mill rail trail. They recognized it as a chance to breathe new...
MS 1.7 mi Asphalt
To say that all trails lead to the Chisha Foka would only be a slight exaggeration in Ridgeland. The hike-and-bike pathway along Highland Colony Parkway is another one of the Ridgeland's paths that...
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, Hollandale railbanked the portion...
MS 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway extends for 3.75 miles through the eastern Mississippi community of West Point, linking five local parks along the former C&G Railroad. Along the paved trail you...
MS 3.75 mi Concrete
Ridgeland is a certified Bike Friendly community, not just for the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail, the crown jewel of the trail system, but also for the dozens of other bike facilities the city has...
MS 1.9 mi Asphalt
Stretching 44 miles northwest from Chain Park, which is nestled along the Leaf River in Hattiesburg, to small-town Prentiss, the Longleaf Trace traverses landscapes that range from the bustling heart...
MS 44 mi Asphalt
This shared-use path sits on the east side of Northside Drive in Bolton, running 1.8 miles between Ruben Circle and Westview Lane. The two-lane asphalt-surface trail connects to a church at the north...
MS 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Old Canton Road is a short shared use path along the road of the same name. The trail starts at the intersection of Lake Harbor Drive and travels north along Old Canton Road, past neighborhoods...
MS 0.9 mi Concrete
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...
MS 1 mi Asphalt
When it comes to trails, Ridgeland is best known for being home to the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail, the scenic 10-mile greenway. But Ridgeland has shared use paths spread out across the city. The Pear...
MS 1.2 mi Asphalt
The multiuse path along Post Road starts at Yacht Road and heads west for just over half a mile. The smooth paved trail is located on the south side of the road, passing by gated communities and...
MS 0.6 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
This is a spur of the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail that cuts through the woods around Brashear Creek and down to Rice Road. There is also fork of the trail that begins on Old Canton Road, and the two...
MS 0.8 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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
The South Campus Rail Trail, formerly known as 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...
MS 2.8 mi Gravel
This is a short stretch of multi-use path along Spillway Road, in Brandon, at the southern tip of the Ross R. Barnett Reservoir. The trail is asphalt, and open to a variety of non-motorized uses...
MS 0.8 mi Asphalt
The city of Ridgeland, Mississippi boasts one of the state's favorite multiuse trails: Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail. The city has made the effort to provide safe shared use pathways that visitors can...
MS 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Tanglefoot Trail wanders 43.6 miles through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. The rail-trail follows the former railroad line once led by...
MS 43.6 mi Asphalt
The Tuxachanie Trail is a National Recreation Trail offering a 12-mile hike through southern Mississippi's Desoto National Forest. A portion of the trail follows an old abandoned railroad that once...
MS 12.1 mi Dirt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Longleaf Trace

Nice peaceful and quiet trail

December, 2020 by apetrov1

We came down from the Chicago area the week of Thanksgiving to ride a couple rails to trails in Mississippi. This was our second of the two. We did all 44 miles both ways (88miles) over 2 days. Parked in Bassfield and rode the western portion on Sunday Nov 22nd, and left from Residence Inn Hattiesburg, and did the eastern portion, on Monday Nov 23rd. Really enjoyed the ride. Longleaf is very tree covered, so you're shaded most of the way. Bassfield has a great park that seems fairly well maintained. In fact, all the stations/depots/gateways were very well maintained. The trail is very sparse on the western end. In fact, we only saw 4 ppl from Bassfield to Prentiss and back (22miles), on a Sunny and 75 degree Sunday. More ppl obviously on Monday, on the eastern portion, but never felt crowded at all.

The Good. Trail has mile markers. Great signage (really, like a sign for just about everything), impossible to not know where you are on this trail. Crossings are all well marked. Good maps at stops (even showing elevations, milage, restrooms, you can find the map on the longleaf web site). Parking at all the stations/depots/gateways. Quite a few good rest tables/benches between stations. Water fountains outside the stations. No trash on the trail, and it had been cleared/blown recently because no leaves and very little sticks on the path.

The only two downsides were the trail asphalt is starting to show its age as far as how smooth. I wanted to call this out since a lot of the reviews here are 1.5years ago and older. There really isn't any ground that is super bad, or under repair, but in general, after mile marker 4 west of Hattiesburg to Prentiss, there's a lot of intermittent bumpiness from tree roots, every so often. However, some sections are still very smooth. Very small bumps, nothing that will break a wheel, but also very noticeable. We did this on trekking bikes w/ 700x35 size tires and front and seat shocks. We did see a few people doing the trail on road bikes, but on some of the smoother sections. I don't think a road bike w/ 28mm or less width, and no suspension, would be a whole lot of fun to do the entire thing anymore, or even certain sections. Second downside was that the bathrooms in both Bassfield and Prentiss were closed midday on a beautiful Sunday. Rating a 4/5 because of those two things. I'm sure this was a 5 star trail 5 years ago when the tree roots hadn't done their work. Would still recommend it if you’re in the area and haven’t done it.

Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail

What a nice walk to end our trip!¿

October, 2020 by housanna_tl

Loved the tall pine trees. Trail was awesome!! We had time to only walk 6 miles. One of the best we’ve walked. Looking forward to coming back soon and walking the entire trail!!

Tanglefoot Trail

Late September bike ride

October, 2020 by mardis5620

Pretty nice ride from Houston. Late September. Low 80's pretty nice. Not much traffic on the trail. Nice and flat and pretty smooth, but the bridges over some of the streams were a little rough.

Accordion

Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail

A very nice trail.

July, 2020 by kd5dhr

We really enjoy this path. The scenery is great and it seems to be well maintained. There are a few places where the paved path surface is broken up, but it’s not bad yet. Be careful, I saw a couple of spandex bicycle riders going too fast for this trail. Also, women walking alone should be alert. I’ve noticed creepy guys out here a couple times.

Tanglefoot Trail

Shaded Summer Ride

June, 2020 by loweryri45

Began in Houston, traveled to New Hoalka and back to Houston. Enjoyed the ride! Clean and shaded ride with several rest areas some with picnic tables, trash cans, and bike racks. Make sure you visit David’s One Stop in Hoalka, great folks! Whistle Stops covered with clean restrooms, water fountains, and picnic tables in both locations (Houston and New Hoalka). Will be back for the next 10 miles soon!

Columbus Riverwalk

Enjoyable

May, 2020 by deloresi

This is a very nice path by the river......when you can see it. I am always curious why paths or trails are built, but the scenery is so shrouded by over growing bushes that the views are nonexistent. The river can be seen in a few places which adds to the enjoyment of the path. Biking and walking would be the only way to traverse this path because of the the sand that completely obscures the concrete path in some areas. I wouldn't suggest inline skating here, although it would be perfect for it if it was cleaned off.

Tanglefoot Trail

longest ride to date

February, 2020 by sambotn

Started at New Albany trail head rode the 44 miles to Houston then back no problems whatsoever say a couple of dogs but not interested in me this trail is flat and you will earn every mile good work out not hard but taxing

Tanglefoot Trail

Early Nov ride

November, 2019 by digitalpubs

Loved every bit of our ride except for the blaring radio station at the Pontotoc whistle stop where we stopped for lunch. This was an exceptionally well maintained trail and the well placed whistle stops have clean restrooms, bike tools and water. I highly recommend this ride.

Tanglefoot Trail

Storm damage near Houlka, MS OCT 2019

October, 2019 by jduffy3124

We traveled north from Houlka Whistlestop for about 2 miles. We crossed several downed trees and the whole path looked very much like the surrounding forest floor. 70 mph winds came through the area 10-26. Give them some time to recover their neighborhoods and the trail.

Tanglefoot Trail

Nice trail for a (no cars involved) bike ride!

October, 2019 by drjkadtr

Drove over from AL for a weekend biking trip. Great trail with good scenery and nice rest stops with restrooms, drinking fountains, and even music at one. The little towns that you cycle through are adorable and if you do go into town, you can find food at shops/cafes. We had a nice pre-ride dinner in New Albany, MS at Caio Chow and post-ride treats at Brain Freeze and Sugaree's Bakery. Highly recommend them all. The trails were well-maintained, with well-marked road crossings. There were a few wide cracks to be aware of. Overall, great ride! Will definitely bring our bike club back!

Tanglefoot Trail

Best Trail

September, 2019 by triedham

Camping in Trace State Park specifically to ride this trail. Biked from Ecru north to New Albany and returned. We’ve bike about 2000 miles on rail trails the past two years and this may be the best. Flat, smooth and nicely shaded in the morning. New Albany has several nice restaurants and bakeries. Nice water/bathroom stops. Plan to try Ecru south tomorrow. Maybe a little earlier as the afternoon temps are in the high nineties this week.

Tanglefoot Trail

loved it

August, 2019 by dwilliamsibew

My wife and I rode from New Albany to Ecru this past weekend (23 ish miles round trip). It was a very scenic and easy ride with very slight changes in elevation. The frozen yogurt shop at the trailhead is highly recommended.

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