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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!
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).
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.
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