Best Trail Running in Mississippi

This list represents the most popular trail running in Mississippi. Use this list to plan your next Mississippi trail running trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Thacker Mountain Trail atOxford


The Thacker Mountain Trail is a trunk path following an old railroad grade, with numerous singletrack paths splintering from it. Located in Oxford, the rail trail is popular with walkers, hikers, and…
From the guidebook "Hiking Mississippi"
Oxford, MS - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Natchez Trace at Tupelo


This there-and-back hike leaves the Natchez Trace Parkway Tupelo Visitor Center and roughly parallels the Parkway amid the rolling woods and fields of suburban Tupelo. Along the way it passes the Old…
From the guidebook "Hiking Mississippi"
Tupelo, MS - Hiking, Trail Running - 9.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Longleaf Trace near Prentiss


This rail trail extending 40 miles from Prentiss to Hattiesburg is the pride of South Mississippi. The stretch from Prentiss to Carson described here is arguably its most scenic. Start in a quaint par…
From the guidebook "Hiking Mississippi"
Prentiss, MS - Hiking, Trail Running - 6.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Longleaf Trace near Hattiesburg


This section of Mississippi’s longest rail trail—the Longleaf Trace—is the pride of Hattiesburg and the University of Southern Mississippi. The paved path leaves west along a wooded corridor from the…
From the guidebook "Hiking Mississippi"
Hattiesburg, MS - Hiking, Trail Running - 7.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides