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Trip Planner: USA / Mississippi / Hattiesburg / Longleaf Trace
The Longleaf Trace is a 44-mile (71 km) paved pedestrian, equestrian, rollerblade, and bicycle trail located between Hattiesburg and Prentiss, Mississippi, USA. The Trace was constructed in 2000. It follows a portion of the abandoned Mississippi Central Railroad line. It has nine stations along its route (Prentiss, Ed Parkman Road, Carson, Bassfield, Lott Circle, Sumrall, Epley, Clyde Depot, Jackson Road).Before you visit Hattiesburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Trail access is from public road access points only, located an average of 5 miles (8.0 km) apart. The following roads hold a rest stop and parking lot accessing the Trace. In Hattiesburg: University of Southern Mississippi, West 4th street and Jackson Road.
The slope of the Trace is very gradual, rising 50 ft / mi at the steepest accessible segment. Rest stops are provided around every two miles, and weather stops are located at reasonable distances. Mile markers ease navigating the trail.
Wildlife such as wild hare, squirrels, raccoons, song birds and deer can be seen along the trace. The trace also supports a variety of flora, including flowering Dogwood and Magnolia trees, and fragrant honeysuckle and wisteria. Many of the trees between Hattiesburg and Sumrall have identification signposts.
Longleaf Trace reviews
This trail is part of the rails to trails network. It is straight with only a slight change in elevation. Some parts have additional trails that connect to it. Very scenic and a great way to enjoy...
This trail is part of the rails to trails network. It is straight with only a slight change in elevation. Some parts have additional trails that connect to it. Very scenic and a great way to enjoy... more »
On our first day, we drove to Prentiss to start at that end. We rode 22 miles before turning to return to Prentiss. The next day, we started in Hattiesburg and rode for 21 miles before returning...
On our first day, we drove to Prentiss to start at that end. We rode 22 miles before turning to return to Prentiss. The next day, we started in Hattiesburg and rode for 21 miles before returning... more »
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