Cycling In Mississippi

Mississippi cycling trail map

When you think of Mississippi, the blues, seafood, the Gulf Coast, and the state’s rich history probably come to mind. But, you might be surprised to learn the Magnolia State is also a beautiful place for avid cyclists. With rolling country hills, thick forests, and trails of varying lengths, the terrain in Mississippi is perfect for beginners and seasoned veterans. Whether you’re cycling along one of the shorter trails or cycling the entirety of the Mississippi River Trail, there are plenty of shops near each Mississippi cycling path that can service and repair any damage or malfunction you might experience while cycling. And while there are plenty of trails in the state for a casual cyclist to enjoy, there are plenty of cycling events for competitive cyclists to attend.

Whether you’re looking to compete in a few races or just want to experience the Mississippi countryside, let Visit Mississippi help you find the best spots for cycling. For more information, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

Longleaf Trace

Hattiesburg   FEATURED

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The Longleaf Trace is South Mississippi’s premier running, biking, hiking, and equestrian trail. The 44-mile linear park extends from Hattiesburg (elevation 220′) through Sumrall (290′), Bassfield (460′), and Carson to Prentiss (336′). A Rails-To-Trails conversion, the trail is 10 feet wide and […]

Tanglefoot Trail

Pontotoc   FEATURED

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The Tanglefoot Trail® is Mississippi’s longest Rails to Trails conversion, meandering 43.6 miles through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. It is here you will experience a bit of our history as you pass […]

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg   FEATURED

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Commemorating one of the Civil War’s pivotal campaigns, Vicksburg National Military Park is arguably Mississippi’s most renowned historical attraction. Confederate President Jefferson Davis himself referred to Vicksburg as the “nailhead that holds the South’s two halves together,” and there’s no […]

Chisha Foka Multiuse Trail

Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail

Ridgeland    FEATURED

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The Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail is a 10-mile paved path that runs through historic Choctaw homelands in Ridgeland. The trail is named in honor of the Choctaw town that stood where the city of Jackson is today. The name Chisha […]

Ridgeland Mountain Bike Trails

Ridgeland Mountain Bike Trail

Madison   FEATURED

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Built and maintained by the Tri-County Mountain Bike Association, the Ridgeland Mountain Bike Trail features 10 miles of fast singletrack with something for all skill levels. Non-members can ride the trails with a two-day visitor pass. A waiver is required […]

Live Oaks Bike Path

Live Oaks Bike Trail

Ocean Springs   FEATURED

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The 15.5 mile round-trip Live Oaks Bicycle Route connects the Davis Bayou Area of the Seashore to the town of Ocean Springs at the Old Louisville and Nashville Train Depot. Follow the green and white bike-route signs on the right side of […]

South Campus Rail Trail

South Campus Rail Trail

Oxford   FEATURED

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Formerly known as the Whirlpool Trails or Thacker Mountain Rail Trail, the South Campus Rail Trail is a network of single tracks trails adjacent to the Ole Miss campus and easy cycling distance from downtown Oxford. Access to the trails […]

Cycling on the Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace Parkway

Tupelo   FEATURED

Stretching from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, the Natchez Trace is the crown jewel of Mississippi’s scenic roadways. The 444-mile recreational road is managed by the National Park Service and is truly unlike any other scenic route in the country, […]

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The Ross Barnett Reservoir is Central Mississippi’s largest recreational area, offering a variety of parks and recreation, as well as different reservoir services. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities such as boating, fishing, hunting (in specified areas), and camping. […]

Great River Road Bike Trail
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The Great River Road traces the course of the Mississippi River. The route travels through the Mississippi River Valley’s rich history and inspiring natural beauty. The Great River Road Bike Trail begins at Walls and follows Old Highway 61 (The […]

Bayou Point Mt Bike Trail
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The Bayou Point Mountain Bike Trail is located southwest of Hernando, MS just off of Highway 301 on Bayou Point Rd on the south side of Arkabutla Lake at 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road. Bayou Point is currently a 5.6 mile […]

Bonita Lakes
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Bonita Lakes Park is a city-owned natural retreat, featuring three lakes, nature trails, and recreational activities. The park offers paved multi-use trails plus mountain bike trails and twenty miles of equestrian trails. Admission is free, and the park is open […]