Tunica Hills C Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Tunica Hills C Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near St Francisville, Louisiana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
311 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips







Well marked with orange blazes. About 1 mile in north along a stream (feet may get wet) then an arrow (easy to miss) points to the right back into the forest for about a mile to the east, and then back south along an atv trail and along the road back to the trailhead. If it has rained you may need AWD to reach the trailhead.

18 days ago

Nice trail during the winter months. I went on January 10th, and it was a great day for hiking. No bugs, no other hikers, trail itself is clearly marked with blazes and junction/waypoint signs. Only 1 'steep' hill, with the wet leaves and clay soil it was pretty slippery and ended up sliding down on my butt for about 20-30ft. Northern Louisiana geography is much nicer than southern Louisiana. No swampy/marshy areas, at least during this time of the year. Probably wouldn't hike this during the summer months as it would be miserably hot and the bugs would eat you alive, just my guess. YMMV.

3 months ago

Wasn’t sure which trail to take. No maps or information in the boxes at each trail. Chose trail C. It is a fun trail but we did not see waterfalls which was the initial reason we came. The best part of this trail was when trail went along the creek. Your shoes will get wet but it was fun. Found 2 ticks on myself during the hike. Took 2 hours to do the loop. Enjoy! I hope to come back and do a different trail to see the waterfalls.

3 months ago

The road getting there was bad from Tunica Road and I lost cellular data. There were not signs around saying that you’re getting close not maps. Oh well. The initial part-path was mostly in super soft sand and water enough to drench socks n shoes. The last two miles was good. Leaving was the worse because the dirt road was a one way and there are massive dips without warning to expect them!!!!! My Odyssey almost broke down.

3 months ago


4 months ago

Had a great time.

6 months ago


Do NOT drive on Old Tunica Road to the trailhead (A or C) if it has been raining or there is the potential for rain!
On Old Tunica Road, coming from Hwy 66, turning off Doherty Rd and then Right onto Old Tunica Road, Old Tunica goes from a paved road, to a gravel road (Near the Parker Rd and Old Tunica Rd intersection), to a gravel-dirt mix road that slowly spirals downhill, large enough for only one vehicle to drive on. Then Old Tunica Road reaches a low point, about .5 - .7 miles past Parked Rd, near a small creek. Once you pass the creek the road is a completely dirt road and begins to incline and continues to incline for about .7 miles.

There were light scattered showers when we went this past weekend and my truck (2 wheel drive) barely made it up the incline. Once you decide to drive past the creek on Old Tunica Road, there is no turning back for about .7 miles. Once you pass the creek, the road turns completely dirt, or in our case with light rain - it was completely MUD and the road is a slow spiraling incline and only large enough for one vehicle (.7 miles). So once we started driving up the hill past the creek, we quickly realized we were in BIG trouble. With my pedal to the floor board at some points, afraid that if I stopped I would get stuck or slide back down the spiraling road off the side of a small cliff, my truck was barely making it up the hill. If I would have stopped hitting the gas, I would have been stuck, or potentially worse - slid backwards off the road. My truck peeled out, sliding left and right from side-to-side as we creeped along the road. Very scary feeling. Did not feel safe at all. I wish that I would have turned around at the creek and gone back. Once you go past the creek you really can't turn around, there is no other choice but to go up the hill.
As soon as we got to a high point where the dirt road flattened out and had some room for us to turn around, we did (.7 miles from the creek) This was prior to trailhead A and C.
We slowly drove back down the hill, careful not to slide off the road from the Mud pit that was Old Tunica Road, someone from the Sheriff's department was pulling a car out from being stuck on the side of the mud road, so we weren't the only ones that day.

Needless to say, we did not hike the trail so I cannot speak for the trail, I'm sure it is great - which is why I didn't give the review a 1 star. Even though my experience was about a negative 5 stars since I think the experience actually took time off my life from the anxiety I had sliding up the hill.

Lastly, the road is not clearly marked, it's actually not marked at all. Which is what is most frustrating about the experience - that this could happen again to other people. There are no signs warning or cautioning you of the road conditions. One minute you are on a nice, scenic route on a paved Old Tunica Road, the next you are on gravel, gravel/dirt mix spiraling downhill, and then the next you are spiraling uphill on a dirt road, and if it has been raining even lightly like it did when we went then the road will be completely MUD! There are also NO signs stating ____ many miles to trailhead ___. It was just a terrible experience all around. There really should be warning/caution signs on the road. It would be MUCH safer that way!

11 months ago

Moderate hills. Clear path. No other hikers. Very peaceful.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Trail has a lot of ticks. Pulled 15 off me and 18 so far off my dog. It's been two days since we went and I'm still pulling ticks off her. Other than that, the trail was fun. It got a little tough at the river bed because of all the fallen trees we had to climb over and there wasn't as many trees with the orange paint so it got confusing at times.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FYI To walk on any WMA you need to purchase the Louisiana WMA stamp, Get it online for two dollars per day, Rangers do look for these. Great hike for the family, just don't be like everybody else and bring a hiking stick and some water because it is steep in some areas. Going down is easy and you can see everybody huffing and puffing coming up, There are a few stations with stairs, use them to make it more enjoyable. At the entrance is a small box with parking tags to put on your car review mirror, it's an honor system and cost $4 dollars.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fun hike. If you stick with the C hike the whole way you won't see any water. Still enjoyable. Done in 1 hour and 50 mins wit stops along the way

Friday, March 17, 2017

Beautiful day for a strenuous hike. The improved trail is a lot of up and down so if you follow the creek you can see a few waterfalls without a lot of leg work. Very peaceful during the week. Butterflies and little purple wild flowers right now. Weather was a little cool so it helped out too.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Great trail. Part of the trail is through a creek which made it fun. More hilly than I expected for South Louisiana- which made it a pleasant surprise.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A good trail for a nice, quick outing with the dog. This is a pretty easy trail, but there are a couple of steep descents near the beginning that you should be aware of (the dog wasn't keen on these). We hiked clockwise; I don't imagine that going counterclockwise would be very feasible. It's well marked with orange markers, but these are more sparse during the portion of the hike in the riverbed; just keep following the river for about a mile. The final part of the loop follows the road, which leads back to the trailhead.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Great for a day-hike! The first part of the trail follows an old road bed and then takes a sharp right into the woods. You drop down pretty fast into a creek bed that was dry in November. Lots of debris makes getting through this section slow going. Watch for the orange arrow as the trail turns back into the woods. After a good climb you stay fairly level for the rest of the trail. I would rate this trail as moderate due to a few steep descents that may give some hikers trouble.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Unexpected, being from out of state. I would put this trail as easy/moderate. There was a lot of trash and dumping around the park. Very indicative of Louisana. Once you realize that's typical of the people and outdoors, you move on. Someone with age or height problems might need a hiking stick. It's not rock climbing or extreme. Not sure why it's labeled as "hard."

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Tunica Hills is a great hike! Lots of beautiful trees and a river bed. The only downfall was that parking was hard to find and there weren't any maps of the trails. However, trails were clearly marked as you were walking.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beautiful trail for the location, and very easy trail which is great for walking with your dog or with your friends. I was honestly amazed to see such hills only an hour from Baton Rouge.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

An extremely easy trail to hike. Very clearly marked and well kept. Wouldn't necessarily recommend if you are looking for an adventure, but not a bad trail for beginners.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Great trail. Definitely for more skilled hikers and for someone in shape! Brought my 15 week old pit puppy and she hung in there. If we would have went any further she probably wouldn't have made it. The reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because the ticks were so bad we had to turn around and leave. I picked 5 off of my dog in the trail. when we got back to the truck she had at least 15 on her. Me and my boyfriend then stripped and found a lot on us! Just be careful!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My first hike in Louisiana! Having very little experience hiking, I'd like to say this was a great success. The trail is clearly marked the for the duration of the hike. Parts of it were tricky, but maybe that's just me being a beginner! There were lots of ticks around. Maybe something to look out for. I finished the 4.2 miles in 1:44:41.

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