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Longleaf Trace

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Horse trail that runs parallel to a 41 mile paved rails to trails conversion. All 41 miles open to mtn. bikes. passes through Hattiesburg, Epley, Sumrall, Bassfield, Carson. Paved parking at trail heads.
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Latitude
31.332818285711372
Longitude
-89.33215141296387
Trail Directions
Trailheads for bike trail are at Epley and Carson. See web site at http://www.longleaftrace.org for detailed directions.
Trail Length
25 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hattiesburg Sumrall Bassfield Prentiss
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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3.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: The SS Boz ,  Racer

Summary:
Its a RAIL TRAIL....For road bike only and newbies to mountain bikes...paved path for over thirty miles....if you know where to go you can get a mountain bike out there and ride some ATV made trails which are nice but short. Plenty of facilities and chances for water and bathrooms....well funded by fed govt rail trail program. Im gonna give it a low rating just becaue its not a MTN bike trail in the real sense.

Recommended Route:
Doesn't matter.....park at a depot and ride and then ride back to your vehicle.



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Review Date
January 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Gorham, New Hampshire

Summary:
Found this trail to be top notch as it is smooth, easy grade, shaded as well as open, ample towns to get off for a snack if desired. The reststops on the trail are wonderful with the restroom facilities and vending machines as well as the picnic facilities. The stops with the decks are also great. Rode the East Bay Path in Providence, RI which is 16 miles and it one of the top 10 in the nation and feel that the Long Leaf will be on the top l0 as well. Would recommend this trail to anyone wanting to experience a fantastic experiance. Looking forward to it's completion to the State University.

Recommended Route:
Either direction is fine, but I would go from Prentiss to Hattiesburg to avoid head winds from the west.



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Review Date
September 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Robert , from Hattiesburg

Summary:
Have rode this trail numeras times. Flat track with some gradual in/declines. No technical areas just a good-ole bike ride, espicall before 9am. Lot of shade but due to the black top road it does get hot in the afternoon/evenings. The rest areas at Jackson ave, Railroad (Don't forget a little donation to help) and eply are great but after you leave Sumrall you must have water. On the downside be aware of the golf carts. I have come on them riding side by side and blocking the trail with no consideration for bikers or walkers. Have also encountered two cars riding on the trails as well as two ATV's. Other than that it is a great day walk/ride with my 10 year old.

Recommended Route:
North of Turtle Creek Mall, take the Gravel Pit road (Next to Lake Serene Grocery) off HWY 98 west. Take a left at 4th ave, then a right on Jackson Ave. for about 1/4 mile.



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Review Date
July 21, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Elmer Beardshall , from Hattiesburg

Summary:
Very shady, a few wet spots in season, good access from many points, lots of quick stops and restaurants for refreshments. Motels at Prentiss and Hattiesburg. Camping, fishing, RV facilities.

Recommended Route:
No bad way to ride this one. Start in Carson or Epley if you want to ride the whole bike trail.



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