We hiked from Hwy 49 to the POW camp. In the first 5 miles, there were 2 bridges out. We had to go through the muddy edges of low spots to cross where the bridge used to be. No way you could have crossed if we had rain. The rest of the trail was maintained until we got to mile marker 11. From mile marker 11-POW(mile 13), there were so many unexpected obstacles. It looks like there was a storm that may have knocked down a lot of trees over the path. We had to climb over and under trees! Also, bridges were out in many areas. One area even had a rope to pull yourself out of a 5' drop where a bridge used to be. The last 3 miles were ROUGH, very unkept, looked like a game trail. This path is usually well kept, disappointed at the end, beautiful from mile 1-10!!
This relatively easy kayak and canoe trail winds its way through DeSoto National Forest. Don't expect rapids or too many other impediments, the paddling is very easy. White sand beaches throughout the river make it an ideal spot to camp along the way.
This trail was a nice surprise in Southern Mississippi. It was never too difficult, but I recommend long pants and maybe boots as the grass is rather talk and the snakes plentiful! Also, it was a tough task finding the start of this trail. Overall, definitely worth it!
This is a nice, very easy trail. A few spots had bridges or planks of wood to cross, but nothing too treacherous. We parked at the trailhead off of 49, and hiked with our puppy and 3 year old to the lake. round trip ended up being just about 15 miles (we wandered around the lake a bit). Everyone was able to do the hike without much trouble except the distance started getting to our 3 year old and the puppy had to be carried part of the way, ha!
Be warned... this place was heavy with ticks. When we got home, we picked about thirteen off of our puppy and found them crawling on our floor and car. Even considering he is on anti tick meds. We didn't really walk through any tall grass. So I guess he was just low to the ground. Bring the DEET, loads of water (there was a fair sized creek nearly halfway that maybe you could filter from but it looked too gross even to me), and lunch and it's a pretty nice day :)
Backpacked overnight from Fairley Bridge Recreation Area to Andrew Jackson Interpretive Trail. It was a nice trail. The weather was really good. Maybe a little on the humid side. Most of the trail is well marked. There was one section I didn't see any blazes. Didn't see any people on the trail other than our group. There were a few ups and downs towards the beginning, but most of the trail was pretty flat. The first few miles there isn't any water, but after that it wasn't to hard to find some to filter. Didn't see much wildlife except one armadillo and three snakes. Lots of ticks though.
Awesome trails. I host an annual Ultra 50k and 50 mile on these trails. Next race will be April 22, 2017. We are always on the same weekend. Check out Ultra Sign Up for updated registration or come see us at Northshore Running Club on Facebook.
Did this hike on Easter with my pup and it was very easy. Glorified walking trail at time that is perfect for anyone. Not strenuous and not for someone looking for an extreme hike, but you just keep in mind that this is southern Mississippi. Nice find and passes the time while allowing one to be in nature.
I've done this trail a lot in the past and I recently got the chance to go yesterday after being away for awhile and a lot has changed. The bridges seem to be a lot sturdier with new wood, and there's also some fun signs along the way in the beginning. I went about 5 miles in and turned back. It's definitely more eventful in the first two miles with all the scenery and small obstacles. Once you get further in, the view gets a little boring with all the dead trees. I love this trail though, I've gone on it every week for a year.
Trail is well kept up. Took the scenic trail. Hiked in about three miles. Little disappointed in the views. The trail follows the creek but very rarely can you actually see the creek just to thickness of brush between trail and creek. Enjoyed hike. Will do again.
James K. on Tuxachanie Trail
It was good we started at 49 and camped at Airey lake next time will camp at Airey and hike both ways next day from 49 to lake is 5.85 miles toke about 2 hours
I have only been through half of this place so far on my new Surly fat bike and that's mostly on the northern trails. This place is pretty cool. I'm an athletic person who has let their cardio go down the pooper and my 4 and 6 mile rides haven't been to difficult. I e had to stop a few times after some climbs, but there certainly wasn't anything too difficult to manage by any means.
I came back with my brother who is in great shape, and he rode his bmx bike right behind me the whole way, so it's definitely possible to ride a small tired, rigid frame bike here.
It's worth noting that the northern trails are more open and sandy than the western side trail which has more trees, roots, and tighter turns. I found that more interesting personally, but to each his own. I'll be here a lot more often coming from Ocean Springs.
My first hike. We hiked from the 49 trailhead to Airey Lake. It was just under 6 miles one way. Trail was mostly downhill and pretty straight for the most part headed to the lake. Going back was tougher. We did it in about two hours. Camped in hammocks at the lake. Next hike: Airey to POW.
completed. Camped at Aire Lake and hiked trails on either side of the lake. Used lake as home camp. Bathroom and fresh water at lake. No elec. Some campers, mostly tents and hammocks. Very nice, quiet and everyone camping was very friendly and helpful. Very nice experience. Trail is easy and mostly strait. One stream between 49 and airy lake looked like it could be drunk from with filter and water treatment.