Ingomar Mounds Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near New Albany, Mississippi that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.7 miElevation gain42 ftRoute typeLoop
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The Ingomar Mounds Trail features a nature trail with interpretive signage showcasing the local flora and fauna. The site is a way station for the Monarch Butterfly and is also a geocaching site. The highlight of the trail is the large Indian mound located in the center of the property. The Ingomar Mounds are believed to have been built roughly 2,000 years ago by people who traveled hundreds of miles to trade with other societies. One of the mounds is about 30 feet high, making it among the largest Indian mounds in the Southeastern United States. The trailhead offers interpretive signage describing the history of the early native americans who inhabited the area when the mounds were built. The Property is owned by the Archaeological Conservancy and is managed jointly with the Union County Heritage Museum.

A gravel parking lot and restroom facilities are located at the trailhead.

Union County Heritage Museum 114 Cleveland Street, New Albany, Mississippi 38652 662-538-0014

From New Albany, Mississippi Take exit 64 from US-78 W in New Albany to MS Highway 15 South. Drive 8.2 mi / 7 min to Co Rd 96. Turn right onto Co Rd 96 Destination will be on the right 2.1 mi Location address is 1120 County Road 96 New Albany, Mississippi 38652

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Annette George
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My second time to Ingomar Mound, and no one was there either time. It was a nice quiet walk, and was interesting. The grass was mown around the trail but not on top of the mound, but it was neat.

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Jim Shempert
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I gave it a 3. Simple loop trail in a field. The Mound though is what you go for. You are able to take stairs to the top. Very serene area there. The path is pretty overgrown in places. Would not make a special trip to see it, but if you are in the area, or need a place for a morning jog, it would be a good spot.

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Doug Neidholdt
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The mound builder sites are always fascinating. This is a minor site with one mound. Their was a nice atttempt to tell the story, but site and signage needs maintenance. It is a simple walk around the site and a center hike to the mound.

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Ellen Haynes
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This was not what I was expecting. It was basically just a walk around an open field. The picture made it look shaded but there was nearly no shade. There are some historic signs that tell about the mounds,, but I did not see any mounds nor signs as to exactly where they once were. Also, it was not obvious where the trail started from the parking lot. The trail was not maintained at all, but at least it had been mowed on both sides of the trail. Not a good option for a hot July day....

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John Goad
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David Dale
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Kay Norgard
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Matthew Pintar
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Doug Neidholdt
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Larry Jarrett
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