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Best trails in Clark Creek Natural Area

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Explore the most popular trails in Clark Creek Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

The Clark Creek Natural Area in southwestern Mississippi is one of the Magnolia State's most beautiful outdoor treasures. Comprising more than 700 acres, it is highlighted by some 50 waterfalls, ranging in size 10 to more than 30 feet in height. Creation and protection of this fabulous area came about in 1978. Steeply sloping loess bluff hills host a mixed hardwood and pine forest dominated by beech and magnolias. Uncommon trees found in the area are Southern sugar maple, serviceberry, umbrella tree, pyramid magnolia, chinquapin oak, big leaf snowball, silverbell, and witch-hazel. Here, visitors discover a variety of colorful migrating and resident birds; invertebrates; poisonous snakes; a rare land snail; the Federally endangered Carolina magnolia vine; and the State endangered fish, the Southern red belly face. The forest tract provides excellent habitat for another threatened species in Mississippi - - the black bear.

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#1 - Clark Creek Primitive Trail [CLOSED]
Clark Creek Natural Area
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Length: 6.9 km • Est. 2 h 23 m
NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Bring cash in one dollar bill increments. There is an honor sysShow more
#2 - Clark Creek Improved Trail [CLOSED]
Clark Creek Natural Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(131)
Length: 4.5 km • Est. 1 h 25 m
NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. An easy walk in and out, wide trails, well kept, easy access. Show more
#3 - Clark Creek Trail to Waterfall Trail [CLOSED]
Clark Creek Natural Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(59)
Length: 4.8 km • Est. 1 h 38 m
NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more