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This was a really fun hike. We took a large group of around 30 people of all ages and it was a blast. Some of the trails were non obvious but for the most part it was in pretty good condition. Great little state park as well. Worth a trip. Also has fishing and camping here.
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!!
Curt W. on Clark Creek Improved Trail
Easy walk with a few steep uphills
Curt W. on Clark Creek Primitive Trail
Peaceful place. Timed it wrong and went midsummer when several of the water falls were dry. if you go please bring a back pack to up trash on the back trail. there seemed to be alot of water bottles and I had no way to carry them out.
I was disappointed at the up keep of the nature trail. After only a little over a mile the bridge was out and I had to turn back around. I anticipated at least four miles in before turning around. I posted pictures from the trail hopefully it will get some love and care.
Our first time hiking this weekend at Clark Creek. We really enjoyed our trip (From Morgan City Louisiana) Very clean and well maintained. There was a few challenging steep hills but it was great and there is several resting spots. We only hiked the improved trails. We brought a printed map (I suggest you do) and was able to follow most of it with a few signs along the way. BUT we could not figure out how to venture onto the primitive trail to find the 3rd waterfall. There is no signs and there is a lot of little trails that branch off so it is very confusing. Looking at the map now, I'm guessing once you come to the dead end of the improved trail you have to jump in the creek and hike it to the primitive trail. But have no clue where the beginning of that trail starts near the parking area.. we looked down every small trail they had. We are planning another trip next month and will try hiking the actual creek. some people had aqua shoes on. The water was very very low so there was very little water in the creek but enough to splash to cool off. We stayed at Tunica Hills campground just 8 miles down the road..great weekend trip! My suggestions: bring water, snack, bug spray, printed map, good shoes & hiking stick
Most of these recordings are NOT the primitive trail! Hardly anyone does it because it is really hard! Many of the trails are not clearly marked. We got off track several times doing the full primitive loop. It was extremely difficult at places with terrible inclines. You really must be in good shape in order to do it. My husband just moved to Mississippi from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and wanted to find a hike similar to home. The path is just eroded at places. Simply gone and you have to find our own way around. It was poorly marked that we unknowingly got off at so many intersections. If you are just going for a short hike to see some waterfalls, do the improved trail. The vegetation is dense and it's wonderful seeing the many native species of plants. We also saw many toads and skinks which was fun. If you are wanting to really push yourself and almost get lost in the woods, the full primitive loop is tough. You will get your feet wet walking through streams. From what we can tell, most people don't do it and that is completely understandable.
The improved trail is short and easy! I think if you go off the path to every waterfall it is closer to 4 miles but if you are just interested in a few, it really isn't that long. It is a wonderful hike really. We went on Labor Day and there were many people there but it didn't bother us a bit. If you are just going for a short hike to see some waterfalls, that's great! It's beautiful! The vegetation is dense and it's wonderful seeing the many native species of plants. We also saw many toads and skinks which was fun. If you are wanting to really push yourself and almost get lost in the woods, the full primitive loop is tough. From what we can tell, most people don't do it and that is completely understandable. But the improved is nice.