Explore the most popular horseback riding trails in Natchez Trace Parkway and National Scenic Trail with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loop? Not really. Tangled up with a horse trail that leaves you 2kil from your car. Ankle breaking loose stones the size of softballs. Muddy track very very poorly marked.

Me and my family went hiking and we went in the wooded trail. Found the trail that led to the lookout point which is a 1.5 mile hike from the main trail. Lots of ups and downs on hills. Very beautiful and nice. There are easier trails but the one we went on was medium and good even for all levels. Really enjoyed this hike and will probably go back since it is close to home and interesting. Lots of ducks, birds, squirrels were seen around the lakes and in the woods. Picnic tables located throughout the area.

I started at the Hwy 43 parking lot and walked south 3.5 miles. The first 2 miles (to pipeline) is well maintained. The trail past that point isn’t maintained as well but still easy to follow.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is beautiful and well maintained. My husband and I completed it in about 2 hours with our 8 month old border collie. The trail is dog friendly, but the track is not...the difference in the two was a little confusing at first if you are not familiar with this area. Our only complaint was the lack of markers directing hikers to the next section of trail after a short walk on a paved road. Now that we know the route, we will definitely be back!

hiking
5 months ago

Great place to take your dogs and I have a great experience. So relaxing!

Pretty cool spots to find once you get off the main trail

It is a nice walk, but the trails are not maintained very well.

Nice casual trail. With fall the trail gets hidden in places from the leaves but not impossible to follow. Some muddy places but you can get around them

Beautiful fall hike. Trail is well maintained with lots of up and down hills. We saw some deer. We don't have very many up and down hill hikes in south Mississippi. This was a great afternoon hike.

This is a horse and hiking trail. Hiked south from Hwy 43 trailhead 3.5 miles and back. Trail is pretty well marked but overgrowth makes it narrow in places. Suggest wearing pants to keep dust, grass and briars off your legs.

My sister and I visited the lake on a day trip and ate a late lunch there. I wish I had more time to explore on the trails. It's a very peaceful place. I hope to visit again in November.

Decent hike. Lots of good inclines. Narrow rocky trails. It was harder for us bc we had our old lady dog with us

8 months ago

Great place to hike. Very well maintained. Clear trail markers. Lots of hills. Bugs were not too bad but bring bug spray.
We walked the horse trails about half the time which were more challenging and allowed for a different view of the area.

I absolutely loved this Trail. I did find the trail to be slightly tiring in places but the beauty of the trail is magnificent. I will be hiking this trail many more times.

I was disappointed in this trail, after the first crossover (we managed to stay dry) there were tall weeds and poison ivy. We turned back and then drove south to Jackson Falls which is a real jewel.

hilly . maintained trails.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful and very well maintained

trail running
9 months ago

Lots of wooded trails around the lake. Well maintained.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome trails, but spray yourself good with tick repellant!!!! We had ticks like you wouldn't believe after a 4 mile hike on the mountain bike trails

Do not think I would consider this moderate more inbetween easy and moderate. Kinda boring not much to look at.

Very nice not hard but beautiful little waterfalls. Out and back some spots are overgrown but still easy to follow.

11 months ago

Great run you won't find a better run ,hills and recovery well spaced

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Very muddy in some parts. Only one overlook on the short loop.

Decent trail but it is closer to 6 miles one way instead of the advertised 4.2

It's a nice trail with houses on one side to start and goes by roads here and there. There are some decent views of the country side. If your in the Tupelo area it's the best around unless you want to drive 45+

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Monday, December 12, 2016

I run it daily. It's an ok short mostly flat hike and a good trail run.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Take exit 154a when traveling east . Take 154 if going west . Then go south of interstate . 1 minute off i20/59 ..
Lower lake has asphalt track around it 8 ft wide , 1.19 miles great stop as you go through meridian .

Upper trail is great
Hills and recovery spaced well . Lots of combinations on trails here , but the upper trail is about 5 miles and is great.
Wide trail around beautiful upper lake 3 1/5 miles plus in woods on crushed gravel . You can run in or after a rain . Lots of deer early and late . Upper lake run begins at boat ramp for about 5 miles .
Reward yourself with this trail . The best I've run.
1800 incline spaced well for recovery . Trails are safe . Never an incident here. Beautiful all year especially fall
3 small work out areas along the trail.
Children play area in park.
Picnic areas for families .
Close to all amenities

Restrooms nice too.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Most of the hike was great. The first part of the path was VERY overgrown and wasn't great. Also, the end part of the path continued through a creek bed which was fine if you had a horse or didn't mind wading through the water to get to the other side of the trail. Other than that, beautiful forest scenery.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

This is a wonderfully peaceful trail. I recommend it to anyone trying to get a break from the city.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful area, nice trail, but POORLY marked. We will go back but be prepared to get turned around your first there.

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