Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail - Blackland Prairie Section is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tupelo, MS that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great little trail right in the heart of Tupelo, MS. Open year round. The four trail segments run nearly parallel to the Parkway and do not provide a "backcountry" experience. From February 2013 - 2015 a small section of the trail is closed to hikers due to road construction. There are a few spots around Chickasaw Village where the trail is not well marked but for the most part it is a straight shot. There 2 spots where you have to walk up to the parkway and follow the roads shoulder. The southern end of the trail is open to horses.
Very easy trail to hike along the river and close to the battlefield.
This is a great trail for a day hike when you do not have time to get out of the city. Also great for trail running. Trail is well maintained. There are a few places where you have to get too close to the traffic but for the most part you stay enough off the road that you can almost forget you are in the middle of Tupelo. If you don't want to hike it point to point you can turn the trail from Jackson St. Trailhead up to Chickasaw Village and back into a short 4 mile loop by using hiking trails at Chickasaw Village.