Natchez Trace Parkway - Cypress Swamp Hike

EASY 28 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






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.

1 month ago

Perfect if you have little ones. Plenty for their eyes to see. My kids love this trail. It is very short and sweet but is wonderful to savor. We enjoy trying to find the baby gators sunning!

2 months ago

very short and easy trail. the swamp is beautiful and it's a great place to take pictures.

6 months ago

I've not seen this but I have ridden the parkway 3 times on a motorcycle, I leaned about this on a yahoo travel article as one of the "25 best places in the US, to stop and look at". It'll be kickstand down next time I pass by.

horseback riding
8 months ago

Some sections allow horses. Definitely bring trout bug spray for the skeeters. It’s a nice peaceful trail close enough to civilization if you need it.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Easy trail but nice view of the cypress swamp, would recommend if your close by.

Friday, February 23, 2018


Sunday, January 07, 2018

Vmery nice short walk. Anyone can make the short trip and enjoy the quiet and calm that comes with it

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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

Saturday, November 08, 2014

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

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.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Very short trail. Great pix taken here.

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..

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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