Locate the Tanglefoot

The Tanglefoot Trail has multiple points of entry the most recognizable ones being in a gateway, trailhead or whistle stop community.

Follow these directions for entry points.

Houston Trailhead (Coming Soon) – 583 West Church Street, Houston, MS

  • From the east or west, on State Highway 8 (West Madison Street), turn south onto Pontotoc Street. At the 2nd intersection, turn right onto West Church street. Travel 3 blocks for parking at the future Trailhead on the right.
  • From the north or south on State Highway 15 Bypass (Grenada/Houston exit), turn east onto State Highway 8 (West Madison Street). Travel approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto Pontotoc Street. At the 2nd intersection, turn right onto West Church Street. Travel 3 blocks for parking at the future Trailhead on the right.
  • From the Natchez Trace Parkway, exit at the Houston/Aberdeen exit. Turn left toward Houston onto State Highway 8. Travel approximately 3.5 miles to Pinson (Couthouse) Square. Continue West. Turn left onto Pontotoc Street. At the 2nd intersection turn right on to West Church street. Travel 3 blocks to the Trailhead on the left.

New Houlka Whistle Stop – 205 West Front Street, New Houlka, MS

  • From the north or south on State Highway 15, turn west onto State Highway 32. Travel 1 mile into town. Cross the Tanglefoot Trail. Turn South (left) onto West Front Street. Proceed to the Whistle Stop on the left.

Algoma Whistle Stop – 24 Weeks Street, Pontotoc, MS

  • From the north or south on State Highway 15, turn west onto Pontotoc County Road 123 (Algoma Road). Travel 1.5 miles to the Tanglefoot Trail. Turn south (left) onto Front Street. Proceed to the Whistle Stop on Weeks Street.

Pontotoc Gateway (Coming Soon)

  • From the north or south on State Highway 15 follow signs into Pontotoc. Turn East onto West Reynolds Street. Parking for Trail access is at 140 West Reynolds Street, Pontotoc gas system Warehouse.
  • From the north or south on I-55, take exit 243A onto East US Highway 278 (State Highway 6). Travel 52 miles to Pontotoc. Exit south onto State Highway 15. Follow signs into Pontotoc. Turn East onto West Reynolds Street. Parking for Trail access is at 140 West Reynolds Street, Pontotoc Gas System Warehouse.
  • From east or west US Highway 78 (Future I-22) at Sherman, MS, exit west onto State Highway 9 to Pontotoc. Travel 11 miles. Cross US Highway 278 (State Highway 6). Continue straight as Highway 9 becomes North Main Street. Cross West Oxford Street; turn right onto West Reynolds Street. Cross the Trail for available parking at 140 West Reynolds Street, Pontotoc Gas System Warehouse.

Ecru Whistle Stop – 279 South Railroad Avenue, Ecru, MS

  • From north or south on State Highway 15, turn east onto State Highway 345 (Main Street). Travel .5 miles. Turn right onto Railroad Avenue. Proceed to the Whistle Stop on the left.

Ingomar Whistle Stop – 1103 County Road 90, New Albany, MS

  • From north or south on State Highway 15, turn west onto Union County Road 101. Travel 1.5 miles. Turn right onto County Road 90. Proceed to Whistle Stop on left.

New Albany Trailhead (Coming Soon) – Carter Avenue, New Albany, MS

  • From east or west on US Highway 78 (Future I-22), take the Downtown New Albany exit. Turn north onto Carter Avenue. Travel 1 mile. Turn right into City Parking Lot at the Union County Library.
  • From north or south State Highway 15, exit onto US Highway 78 west. Travel .3 mile. Take the Downtown New Albany exit. Turn north onto Carter Avenue. Travel 1 mile. Turn right into City Parking Lot at the Union County Library.

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