Natchez Trace Parkway - Cypress Swamp Hike

EASY 17 reviews

Natchez Trace Parkway - Cypress Swamp Hike is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Canton, Mississippi that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

wildlife

Hike over and around water tupelo, baldcypress swamp. This is very short hike right off the Natchez Trace Parkway. A good one to take a family with a little one that is impatient. You gover over some bridges that are on top of a baldcypress swamp. Some really unique scenery. Very good trails and trailhead is right off the Parkway.

2 months ago

Easy short walk, mosquitos are horrible so bring bug spray.

walking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Really beautiful, and an easy "hike". DO NOT go without insect repellant!!! The mosquitoes were unbelievable, but I guess you expect that in a swamp in Mississippi in early September!! Cool pictures...I didn't see any alligators or snakes, thank goodness. Don't miss it if you're on the Natchez Trace. It's worth a trip in any case.

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

8 months ago

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

amazing photos can be taken. but watch out for gators!

walking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Good outing for my 8- and 3-year-old sons. Easy to walk and nice benches and bridges.

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Friday, July 03, 2015

hiking
Sunday, February 01, 2015

hiking
Saturday, November 08, 2014

Beautiful short trail. Perfect for a quick getaway. Took the dogs and they loved it!

hiking
Sunday, October 05, 2014

hiking
Friday, March 21, 2014

Short but sweet. Excellent signage along the way describing the trees and the role this swamp plays in the surrounding environment. Learn mostly what you are looking at in the water are water tupelo trees and not cypress. A don't miss if you are traveling on the Natchez Trace and need to stretch your legs for 15 or so minutes.

hiking
Sunday, September 01, 2013

Very short trail. Great pix taken here.

hiking
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Very pretty.. To short.. Took my faithful dog tink.. He loves it but thought it was to short also.. Went while raining and it was nice..