Longleaf Trace is a hiking and biking trail in Lamar County, Forrest County, and Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. It is 40.5 miles long and begins at 204 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 81.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,722 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Longleaf Trace Professional Reviews and Guides
"With the scent of honeysuckle and wisteria permeating the air and beautiful flowering dogwood and magnolia trees lining the route, it is easy to glide along on the paved Longleaf Trace rail-trail without even realizing that almost 41 miles have passed by."
--Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Rail-Trail Hall of Fame (Wilderness Press).
"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 university through urban and suburban areas before fina"
--Johnny Molloy, Hiking Mississippi (Falcon Guides).
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