hit the road
Walk it, run it, bike it, skate it.
There's 44 miles of gorgeous trail to blaze.
Please be mindful that the speed limit on the Trace is 15 mph
about the trace
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.
stop & Explore
There’s more to explore than just a great recreational trail when visiting the Longleaf Trace. Along the way, you’ll find spurs that lead to excitement and adventure that won’t be discovered anywhere other than the Pine Belt of Mississippi. Venture off the asphalt and get way more than you bargained for when you hit the trail!
events en route
Planning a trip down the Trace? Here are some events happening both on the Trace and in cities along the route. Get the most out of your next adventure!
THE LONGLEAF TRACE IS CLOSED
LAKE THOREAU ROAD TO CROSSLAND ROAD
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE CLOSED AREA
WE APPRECIATED YOUR PAIENCE DURING THIS TIME
TRACE IS REOPENED FROM THE HATTIESBURG GATEWAY OFFICE TO LAKE THOREAU ROAD
USE CAUTION LOW SHOULDER
No events are allowed at this time from the Hattiesburg Gateway to Sumrall locations due to the paving project.
Events can be hosted at the Prentiss, Bassfield, and Hattiesburg Gateway to downtown locations.
If you are interested in hosting an event
at one of the these locations
please call the Gateway office at