Cycling

Over the past decade, cycling has quickly become one of Mississippi’s fastest-growing outdoor activities. From swift and steep single-track bike routes in dense hardwood forests, to high mileage rail trails that run through scenic small towns, Mississippi has a wide assortment of biking trails spanning the state. Mountain biking also continues to grow rapidly in Mississippi, and numerous trails can be found in our state parks and in our six national forests.

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Longleaf Trace

Hattiesburg, MS  FEATURED

The Longleaf Trace is South Mississippi’s premier running, biking, hiking, and equestrian trail. It is a beautiful, 44-mile linear park that 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 paved. […]

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Tanglefoot Trail

Pontotoc, MS  FEATURED

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 through fields, forests, meadows and wetlands while you travel down the path of the Chickasaws […]

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Lake and Back Bicycle Route

Hernando, MS

This route begins in the Hernando downtown area and quickly transitions to mainly of rural character. The Lake and Back Bicycle Route consists of a 25.1 mile route that begins at the DeSoto County Courthouse and reaches Hernando Point campground as a turnaround point. Restroom facilities are located at Hernando Point for refills of water […]

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Great River Road Bike Trail

Walls, MS

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 Great River Road Scenic Byway) passing through Lake Cormorant to the Tunica, MS County Line. […]

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Bayou Point Mountain Bike Trail

Hernando, MS

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 single-track loop for mountain bikes only. The trail includes everything from fast and flowing to […]

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Craft Road Bicycle Route

Olive Branch, MS

The Craft Road Bicycle Route, Olive Branch, consists of 10.3 mile loop of flat bicycle route that contains scenery ranging from golf course views to agriculture fields. This route is an excellent course for beginners and all members of the family because of the gentle topography. The northern portion of this route consists of designated […]

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