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Bridge out at mile 16 heading north. Water was high every where and this bridge was washed away. We walked up and down river/creek 100 yards but no way to cross with the water high. Walked back towards Walnut creek shelter for about an hour then pitched camp. Beautiful couple of days in the woods trail was in good shape except for that bridge. Although if I had gone south from Walnut Creek shelter I suspect that the Big Slough may have been impassable as well. Last time I went south a large portion of the pier style walk ways were gone, only passable in the drier weather.

Posted a video of the trail of you want to see what it’s like. https://youtu.be/rvk8_87B7vc

This was an extremely surprising trail. You don’t get a lot from Texas as far as mountains and waterfalls. But here you at least follow a beautiful river for the majority of the trail. There must of been 12 creek crossings several downed trees. And about 8-10 bridge crossings. You are rewarded by a beautiful lake at the end of the trail. In my opinion it was at least 10 miles total. We posted a video on the Tube. If you want to get an idea of what it is like https://youtu.be/rvk8_87B7vc

Was my first backpacking trip. Fantastic, and a lot of fun! An excellent trip to start out with, but keep in mind that it's 10 miles in, or roughly 20 miles through.

backpacking
14 days ago

Started at the Kisatchie Bayou campground. I was hiking this as part of the Short Kisatchie Loop (Short 27.6 mile). It had been raining for two solid days a couple of say before I got to this trail. It was still muddy and had a lot of standing/running water on the tread way. Since this trail is used by equestrian traffic and damaged by wild hogs it was a muddy mess. Embrace the suck - I hiked in trail runners and wool socks which worked well for these conditions. A well marked trail with orange diamond blazes and accurate mile markers. The CDT has several beautiful areas worth passing through, Pine forest, wetland bottoms and some other unique landscapes . Several creek crossings, so there are opportunities to get and filter water if need be. There are only a couple of established campsites along the trail, I camped right by mile marker 10. If you are wondering about the Kisatchie loop I mentioned earlier, it is a combination of the Back Bone Trail, Caroline Dorman and Sandstone trail.

Fun trail, but felt more like 2 miles. The first half had cool cliff/rock views and small waterfalls. The second half followed the river - due to the recent rain there were several fun jumps over the creeks adjoining the river

hiking
22 days ago

The path the app shows is incorrect. After leaving Shelter #2 the path reconnects to itself, and you retrace the beginning 2-2.5 miles back to the trailhead. However, I followed the path listed and really glad I did. I took the full trail to shelter #1, looped around to Shelter #2, and there really wasn’t anything of note. The view from #2 is nice. From #2 I made my way to the cemetery and then the path on the app follows the road for almost 2 miles, boring, but then it lead me to my favorite part of the entire day. The green moss carpet pathway was really cool. I wouldn’t have gotten to see that if I didn’t follow the path the app provides, and it’s worth it.

camping
24 days ago

Is there a place here to camp? We can stay in the horse trailer but need a place to put horses and camp for the night.

We really enjoyed this hike. It is a great loop but be prepared for seed ticks in the summer months.

Beautiful lake, great winter hike

trail running
1 month ago

Very well maintained. Great trails. Great walking track. Great location.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this one late December, and it’s my new favorite for Tishomingo SP. Most of the reviews below are actually reviewing the wrong trail. Note the recording follow the Outcroppings trail, that is the most popular one in the park, but this is my new favorite. I started from the Pioneers cabin and hiked clockwise. I feel like that is the best approach cause it puts you really getting into the good stuff the last half. Great trail and much more isolated than Outcroppings (which is good too).

backpacking
1 month ago

This park has it all ... if you enjoy hiking and live near this park within a few hours it would be well worth a visit ... I see animals, overlooks , the Tennessee river , the hills are steep but only moderately difficult..it’s a good hike not to tough and not to easy ... the Shelter #2 is amazing and about the best shelter iv visited in the middle Tennessee area ..it’s large for groups and perfect for a romantic getaway...

very neat trail, be sure to wear proper footwear

Nice trail. We started at Double Lake. Hiked about an hour. One bridge out. Very wet.

This is a great trail. Was tenting in backcountry site #4 which has easy access to pitch your tent and get set up then head out on the trails. Started on yellow/white then took white. Did a red on Boulder Ridge which was amazing. Don’t know how bikes can do that one so kudos to anyone whose done it. Not a very well marked trail and almost missed the connecting trails. The white takes you along the ridge and had rough terrain and great views. I took the yellow down to Tranquility Lake. Hiked a total of 9 miles with the last 2.5 in the dark using a flashlight. No moonlight as it was cloudy. Tranquility Lake in the dark of night was breathtaking and peaceful. Took time to just sit and enjoy the night sounds with the glow of the cabins across the lake. I hate that I missed the scenery following the trail along the lake so guess I’ll have to just do it again. Picked up on the Orange trail back to my tent. Highly recommend spending a few nights tenting in backcountry. Tent site #2 looked like a great spot and was close to the lake. It is a bit of a hike to that location but plan on renting that site next time.

backpacking
2 months ago

Only hiked a couple of miles in from the CD trailhead. Was pretty brushy, but the trail was evident and it was marked well. Was worried I wouldnt find a good place to set up camp, but found the perfect cleared spot before the sun set. Saw 2 deer on the way back.

We did this trail during the fall and it was great. There are a lot of cool trails and views to see in Petit Jean State Park and this goes by many of them. I definitely wouldn't consider this trail hard, there were only a couple small sections that were difficult.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice day hike. Highlights are certainly the Firetower and Boardwalk, which are both accessible without having to do the long loop.

Great park in the city, good for all skill levels.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail, well maintained with great scenery!

Will definitely be back to do this trail again

I hiked the trail today . Lots of boulders,rock formations and outcroppings. The last third of the trail goes along the creek. Really good surprise for the area .

Love this trail. Difficult in some areas due to trees down. Great swinging bridge. The first part of the trail is steep but it levels out.

walking
3 months ago

Love the bridge !

Awesome trail so much to see. Agree with the other positive posters.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorite places to hike in MS. There is a pea gravel trail that is nice and wide. Lots of hills so it’s a little tiring but not bad. There are horse/bike trails that go into the woods as well. Very pretty especially in the fall...beware of ticks in the spring!

Nice, simple, relaxing walk through the woods to Double Lake. Found it to be well marked and well maintained. Really expected it to be more muddy after all the rain we had yesterday but trail was fine. Wish we had packed a small snack or lunch to enjoy at Double Lake. Next time!

I would rate this trail as moderately easy. Lovely scenery and the trail by the river is gorgeous with spots to relax and take a break from hiking . Very fun place to go and explore . Love taking my pup. She has the best time.

Easy trail, well marked with blue diamond shaped trail markers. Great view of Kincaid Lake

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