Marathon Lake Recreation Area Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, MS that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and camping.
Directions from Forest, MS: Go south on Highway 35 for 8-1/2 miles to Homewood. Turn left (east) on County Road 506 and go nine miles. Turn right (south) on Forest Service Road 520 and go 1/2 mile to entrance.
It was really pretty here but this is a pretty small area. Only one trail you can do and you can't get away from people much. It's a short hike around the lake and I could still hear everyone hollering and screaming across the water. Definitely not a place to go if you want to get away from it all. I even went into the woods and I could still hear the people across the lake. Nice short walk with a pretty setting though.
Great trail! Pretty easy but a little boggy right now