Potkopinu Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fayette, Mississippi that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length6.9 miElevation gain610 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsBird watchingForestWildlife
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This is a section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.

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Bridget Breithaupt
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Hiking

Hiked 2 miles out, 2 miles back. Several downed trees but can navigate under or around. There are creek crossings so be prepared for the possibility of getting wet.

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Tam G
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

Many trees down in sunken trail. Red marked trail is no trail at all.

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Elsa Dimitriadis
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HikingBlowdownBugsOver grown

Overgrown, times where it was difficult to follow/find the trail. Chiggers, ticks - would definitely wear long pants and long sleeves if we did it over again. Beautiful, though, and loved walking on a historic trail.

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Liz Dickerson
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HikingBugsOff trailOver grown

What a bummer! Way too overgrown.

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Denise Lindsay
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HikingGreat!

Hiked on 8/19/2020. Overall a nice trail through (mostly) the sunken Trace. We did 2.5 out (heading north) and 2.5 back (heading south) and really enjoyed the scenery. Lots of ticks to pull off when we finished, but worth it. Yes, there are fallen trees, but they can be easily navigated under or over (or around, if you prefer). Nice and shady, which is a major bonus for summer hiking in the Deep South!

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Mark Graves
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Hiking

fairly good condition. went from south trailhead to first sandy stream and then down stream to gravel road and back to car.

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Abigail Stehno
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HikingBlowdownBugsOver grown

Northern trailhead was fairly easy to find. There are signs on MS-553 that directed me down a dirt road to the parking lot. Phone and gps did not have service here, so I relied on directions in my memory. Worth looking up on the map beforehand. The trail itself is fascinating. The soil can be soft. There were a few large puddles on the trail, but not too bad considering it has been raining the past 5 days. The trail was overgrown with brush, but there was always a semblance of a path through it. There were A LOT of ticks- I pulled about 20 off of myself and 30 off of my dog- so be vigilant with tick checks! The two creek crossings were surprisingly low (again, 5 days of rain!). Blowdowns near the creek crossings made orienting a little tricky, it just took some patience and time. There were a lot of blowdowns throughout the trail, which is a shame since the surrounding ecosystem is so delicate. There were a handful of social paths around each blowdown. All in all, I think if I return it will be in winter. The canopy cover made hiking in the summer bearable, but the brush and ticks added an extra layer of hassle.

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Scott Guidry
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HikingBlowdownBugsMuddyOver grown
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Kre Tol
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HikingOver grownWashed out

I hiked this trail a week ago. Using this app, I had some difficulty finding the trail head. The trail itself was not well maintained the further I hiked. There were down trees to climb over or duck under. There was also a thick bush to maneuver through. Two small sandy creeks to cross. One required crossing over on a fallen tree. Tried crossing through the creek but it very sandy and my feet started to sink in. After crossing, the trail is completely gone, but there are signs that point the direction. Without those, I would have been lost. In spite of, I hiked it through. Not terribly bad. Not the absolute best.

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E D
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HikingBlowdownMuddy
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Jase Ellis
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Pretty trail. Completely shaded. There were some downed trees that forced detours in some areas. But it is still a worthwhile trail.

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Rikki Landry
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Hiking

A decent little hike. A great visual to imagine the history of the trail literally carved into a 'sunken trace'. But I wouldn't have driven to this hike JUST for this hike. Pairing it with other activities in the Natchez area made a great trip, but this hike by itself was just ok.

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Mark Graves
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James Johnston
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Gregory Hoover
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David Specht
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Rikki Landry
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Rick hymel
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