Swinging Bridge Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Coldwater, MS that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Swinging Bridge Nature Trail is an easy one mile trail that traverses a flat bottomland with little or no elevation gain located near the Akabutla Lake Dam site. The Swinging Bridge Nature Trail is a self-guided trail that includes an old section of the Coldwater River prior to the construction of the dam. The Coldwater River was once flowed through the trail area. On a walk through this historic trail you can learn about the history of the Arkabutla community or how the Corps of Engineers redirected the Coldwater River. Interpretive signage show how to identify native plants and wildlife, or just enjoy the tranquility of the trails azalea garden. Information panels are placed throughout the trail to help guide you along your walk.