Natchez Trace: Blackland Prairie Section

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Tupelo, Mississippi

Natchez Trace: Blackland Prairie Section is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tupelo, 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.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 275 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

running

lake

river

views

Great little trail right in the heart of Tupelo, MS. Open year round. The four trail segments run nearly parallel to the Parkway and do not provide a "backcountry" experience. There are a few spots around Chickasaw Village where the trail is not well marked but for the most part it is a straight shot. There are 2 spots where you have to walk up to the parkway and follow the roads shoulder. The southern end of the trail is open to horses.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked Feb 29 2020. I saw on park's Facebook site earlier in the week that southern section closed due to drainage/erosion issues. Hiked almost 5 mile section from Chickasaw Village site north to park visitor center. Probably good time to hike before higher temps and bugs get bad. Down side was recent rains meant wet and muddy spots. Pack water before you go. Several species of birds observed.

hiking
8 months ago

Great for nice walk with my dogs! Love it

hiking
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muddy
Sun Apr 21 2019

Very muddy, lots of barking dogs in neighboring houses, downed vegetation, very poorly signed in areas with many loops/spurs.

mountain biking
Wed Aug 22 2018

Low difficulty but nice length and scenery

hiking
Mon Jan 23 2017

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

running
Tue Dec 27 2016

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+

hiking
Mon Dec 12 2016

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

walking
Sat Aug 20 2016

Very easy trail to hike along the river and close to the battlefield.

hiking
Sun Mar 24 2013

This is a great trail for a day hike when you do not have time to get out of the city. Also great for trail running. Trail is well maintained. There are a few places where you have to get too close to the traffic but for the most part you stay enough off the road that you can almost forget you are in the middle of Tupelo. If you don't want to hike it point to point you can turn the trail from Jackson St. Trailhead up to Chickasaw Village and back into a short 4 mile loop by using hiking trails at Chickasaw Village.

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