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CCC Camp Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dennis, Mississippi that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 255 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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The CCC Camp Trail is a 4 mile loop located within Tishomingo State Park, located alone the Natchez Trace Parkway near Tishomingo, MS. that features massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking. This trail leaves the Pioneer Cabin area, following along rocky outcrops, crossing numerous springs and streams. The nature trail parallels the park road, and provides a perfect opportunity to view areas of ferns, wildflowers, outcroppings and wildlife. There is a place to get a cool drink from a natural spring along a spur trail that leads to the left. The main trail continues along and crosses a gravel road, which was the original entrance to the park. Past the gravel road is the site of the old CCC camp. This is where the CCC men lived while the park was being built. The roads and majority of the park buildings were built by the CCC. Along this trail the building foundations of the historic camp can still be seen. The trail continues past this area and divides as it enters some large rocks. The upper trail travels above the rocks ending below Pavilion #1, while the original path follows along below the rocks. The lower trail works its way towards the banks of Bear Creek travelling down approximately 98 stone steps. This area is known as Horseshoe Bend due to the shape of the creek. Rock cliffs are located on the other side of the trail from the creek. Above these rocks are the family cabins. The trail continues around and ends at the Swinging Bridge area where the Bear Creek Trail begins and follows Bear Creek back to the Parking lot near the Pioneer Cabin. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tishomingo State Park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. Archaeological excavations confirm the presence of Paleo Indians in the area now encompassed by the park as early as 7000 B.C.; the park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park. Today's visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Indians centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi. Massive boulders blanketed in moss dot the hillsides, and colorful wildflowers border trails once walked by Native Americans.

Trailhead Parking is located near the Old Pioneer Cabin near the CCC Camp trailhead or you can access the trail at boat ramp near the Swinging Bridge Trail entrance and compete the loop from there.

Tishomingo State Park 105 CR 90 - P.O. Box 880 Tishomingo, MS 38873 (662) 438-6914 tishomingo@mdwfp.state.ms.us

Tishomingo State Park is located along the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile point 305. It can also be accessed from Mississippi Highway 25 just South of Tishomingo, MS.

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Kathleen Bray
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Josh S.
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

Despite what others have said, this is an amazing trail....especially for Mississippi. Had a great hike. Yes there are some blow downs....my advice....if you don’t want to encounter some adversity when hiking you should probably stick to the pavement.

Jimmy Thomas
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Epic fail. This Camp Trail Loop hasn't been maintained at all during this pandemic. I was on solo hike and lost this trail (on the hottest day of the summer so far). A lot of blowdown on it right now, and it doesn't appear to have gotten much use for awhile. Finally bagged it and hit the pavement back to the Jeep. The Bear Creek Outcropping Trail is well marked and in good shape, though.

Danette Higgins
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HikingRocky

We only hiked the first portion if the trail - teenagers got tired! It is a hilly trail. Completely shaded, except for a couple of service road crossings. Plan to go back to hike the entire trail.

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Todd Morgan
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Hiking

There were several places where trees had fallen down and blocked the path. These really need to be removed. I had to stop a couple of times and really look around for the path and scramble over the big trees to get back to it. Otherwise it was a very pleasant hike.

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Makenzie Schrader
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Hiking

Went to hike the trail, but it was all blocked off with tape. Can not access.

Serena Ryan
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Hiking

Bridge was a little scary. Trails are great!

Rikki Landry
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we startedb at the pioneer cabin and looped the outcropping trail with this to make a 7 mile loop. great trail. weaving through the giant rocks was a fun adventure!

Niki Peel
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Hiking

Great hike!! Very nice!

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Faye Fawcett
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this was a great first trail for us to explore. this trail started our love for hiking

Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

Just a nice varied hike. Bottom land, hill tops with rock formations, historic cabin. Would hike clockwise.

Jon Knotts
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Hiking

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).

Deborah Thomson
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Hiking

One of my favorites but after hiking it twice I find its not well marked, just when you get to the split for upper trail or lower trail. Ended up turning back this time rather than slide down the hill to find the lower trail. A bit of light climbing.

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Amy O
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Walking

Love the bridge !

Ryan Paonessa
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Brian Humphres
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Hiking

Very nice trail with some awesome rock formations and a nice waterfall you can cool off under.

Tanner Marlar
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Hiking

Trails are not very clearly marked, didn't mean to do this trail in fact, but it turned out to be a great trail. Very clean, also super cool to be able to get to the natural spring. Even got to fill up a bottle.

Edward Walsh
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Clean, easily accessed, moderate challenges along route.

Stacey & Tiffany Lee
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Hiking

Trail markings were a little confusing.

D Loch
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Hiking

One of the best and most beautiful hiking/walking trails. This was an easy walk and you feel submerged in nature yet you are not from what you started. A few hikers were on the trail but it was not crowded.

Rebekah Norwood
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Nice hike

Larry Jarrett
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Hiking

This is one of the best hiking trails in the Mid South! The rock formations and terrain resembles trails you would normally find in the Appalachian Mountains. The trail is relatively easy along much of the loop but the lack of switchbacks up and down some of the hills make for a moderate climb.

Alisha Steele
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Brandon M.
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Jeff Strickland
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