The University of Mississippi

Walk At Work


The HealthWorks team is excited to introduce the UM Walking Paths

Begin your walk anywhere along the Blue or Red Paths and the markers will help you keep track of your distance. Or you may begin where the paths meet at the Magnolia tree between Peabody Hall and the historic Lyceum.

Walking Paths
Blue Path
Red Path
Combined Path
Length: 3/4 of a mile Length: 1/2 of a mile Length: 1 1/4 miles
Difficulty: Flat and Easy Difficulty: Flat and Easy Difficulty: Flat and Easy
Walking Time: 15 minutes Walking Time: 10 minutes Walking Time: 25 minutes



Another Beautiful Place to Walk! Bailey’s Woods Trail

A National Recreation Trail, Bailey’s Woods Trail links Rowan Oak, William Faulkner’s historic home, to the University Museum. Stretching approximately 3,000 feet, the trail takes about 20 minutes to walk, and bikes are not permitted on the trail. Bailey’s Woods is a heavily wooded area that William Faulkner was known to walk through. The trail was officially opened in 2008 and is a popular spot for hikers, UM classes, families and pets. The trail is incorporated into educational programming at the Museum in order to get children and visitors outside and active.

Click here to download trail map.

Walking Safety Tips

  • Utilize sidewalks whenever possible. When sharing the road with vehicles, stay on the left side of the road so that you can see oncoming traffic.
  • Use crosswalks to cross streets. Look for vehicles before crossing.
  • Be alert for other pedestrians, obstacles in path, and uneven terrain.
  • Carry water with you if needed.

PDF flyer of these routes


Also, the City of Oxford's Bike and Pedestrian Map

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