Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail: Blackland Prairie Section

EASY 9 reviews

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail: Blackland Prairie Section is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tupelo, Mississippi that features a river 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
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

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. From February 2013 - 2015 a small section of the trail is closed to hikers due to road construction. 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 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.

mountain biking
2 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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

trail running
9 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

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

Sunday, July 03, 2016

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 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.