dogs on leash
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.
Beautiful trail. Slightly overgrown right now, but easily navigable. Bring bug spray for ticks. Also, honor box payment amount is now $4 (this site has it listed, incorrectly, at $3). Bring lots of water and snacks. Lots of hills and elevation changes.
I did hike it and took scouting photos, twice so far. Great hike, bring lots of water, perhaps a walking stick. Primitive trail requires strong knees and some basic climbing skills to get below Waterfall #3. Also getting to falls #4-6 is also a good hike. You end up in the creek bed. Saw huge rattlesnake on primitive trail. Hiking along the various creeks might actually be faster than the trails, but also could bring you to a dead end. Going back with film crew soon.
This is just a gravel road with a tree line on one side, and fields on the other. Nothing to see. Nothing to do. It would be a good path to run a dog or whatever, but not much fun to bike on.
The bridges need a little work. They are beginning to be over taken by weeds taller than me. If you are cycling, the bridges are about as wide as my handle bars, with a couple inches on either side.
Maybe after its paved it'll be a little bit nicer, but as of now I'd say it's basically a nice field/utility access road.
Literally my favorite place to hike. I've never had any problem with bugs and I've been countless times. Never go the same way twice! There so much to see when you explore. Ditch the dirt trails and hike in the water. I can't wait to go back!