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Pretty solid trail with a lot of sights along the way. Very rustic and even offers a lot of primitive trails. Just be careful, the primitive trails offer little to no cell phone service.

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1 month ago

great little hike 1/4 mile, with an old gristmill from 1857.

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3 months ago

We had a great time! Fun little day trip!

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4 months ago

I have a special place in my heart for Dunn's Falls since it is located just a few miles from where I grew up. This park is a wonderful place for family and friends to have a picnic after a short hike to the waterfall and Chunky River. There are also primitive campsites available, and the old water mill can be toured. However, due to lack of funding, the park is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day for the summer months. Like all Mississippi Pat Harrison water parks, Dunn's Falls is pet friendly. Just make sure you pick up after your dog and have them on a leash or harness because the river currents can be swift and strong. Enjoy a little piece of history!

Nice scenic trail, river was up when we went and was nice. Old water mill was very interesting. Definitely worth the hike, easy and pretty.

A trail leads to the river below and is somewhat able to be seen. It was covered with trees and overgrowth. Most points on the trail parallel to the river were tough and had to hold on to a tree and jump across the blocked path. I enjoyed the moderate/hard level of this trail and how beautiful it was! Watch out for spiders! There is an easy trail that goes along to some camp
Houses and it’s a short 5 minute walk. Beautiful as well and paved with rock. Easy to hike

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

My sister and I took the trip to Dunns Falls from Hattiesburg. This makes a great day trip combined with Bonita Lake in Meridian. We spent an hour at the Falls and luckily it was quiet with only a few other people until we left and saw a big group coming in with ice chests and rafts. Being from New Orleans, it's nice to have this type of geological feature relatively close. I'd like to come back to visit later in the fall.

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

This is a great pit stop for those who are driving to/from New Orleans on 59. It is Mississippi's tallest waterfall at 65'. It costs $3.25 to enter the park but the small donation helps maintain this historic area. You can explore all three levels of the old mill, trek down to the bottom of the falls and swim in the river, and capture great images. It really is a cool spot hidden in the Mississippi hills. Rocks may get slippery but you can easily manage it with a nice pair of water shoes/boots or going barefoot. There are no trail markers but you will not need them

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

The falls were really pretty. Trails were well maintained. No markings or maps available but it was easy to navigate back to the park entrance. Easy access to the base of the fall makes for great pictures. It is slippery so be careful!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My wife and I were driving to Tennessee and decided to stop here for a quick stretch. I'm glad we did.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Saturday, July 09, 2016