Map of the Tanglefoot Trail


Tanglefoot Trail

Tanglefoot Trail Mississippi map area

Tanglefoot Trail


43.6 miles




New Albany, Ingomar, Ecru, Pontotac, Algoma, New Houlka, Houston


rail-trail, rural communities, farmland, woodlands, wetlands, wildlife, schools, parks

The Tanglefoot Trail is a 43.6-mile long paved pathway located in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area of Northern Mississippi. The route extends from New Albany to Houston along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The trail goes past mile of farmland, woodlands and wetlands. The trail goes through the middle of several rural communities, but travels well away from roadways and traffic for most of its route.


The Tanglefoot Trail is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding, walking and running.


The  goes past the following communities in Northern Mississippi: New Albany, Ingomar, Ecru, Pontotac, Algoma, New Houlka and Houston.

Points of Interest

The Tanglefoot Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Park Along the River
BNA Sportsplex
North Pontotoc Elementary School
North Pontotoc High School
Pontotoc Elementary School
Pontotoc High School
Pontotoc City Park
Algoma City Park
Houston Upper Elementary School
End Points

The north end of the Tanglefoot Trail is located W. Bankhead Street and N. Railroad Avenue in New Albany. There is parking and a restroom available in the park off of W. Main Street to the west of Carter Avenue.

The south end of the trail is located at W. Church Street and Daniel Boone Street in Houston, Mississippi.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Tanglefoot Trail, Mississippi.