Jackson is the capital and largest city in the state of Mississippi. The options for running in Jackson are fairly spread out. In central Jackson, the best running are two routes incorporating the State Capitol, LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, and the Bellhaven & Eastover neighborhoods. The best place to run in Jackson is in the Ridgeland area, where there’s some lovely waterfront running along the Barnett Reservoir. In that area is also the north end of the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail, a paved path that runs alongside the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile recreational and scenic drive that passes through three states. Other good places to run in Jackson are the Clinton Community Nature Center and some parks and trails in the Flowood area near the airport.
Runners should note that summers in Jackson are hot and humid. Go early and hydrate!