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Canton, Mississippi Map

I started at the Yockanookany sign on the Trace just north of the Boyd Site and only went up about 2.5 miles before heading back. I took my dog with me to train her on trails and this was perfect for it. The trail is pretty wide, with just a few narrow spots where the brush is a little overgrown. Mud was really only bad on Pearl River Church Road, but we managed to find a way around it. Definitely going to do this trail in it’s entirety soon.

Poorly marked trail, no trail head map

we got a little confused because of some intertwining bike loops but other than that it was really nice! I loved that you could hear the water and at times had beautiful views of the adjacent shoreline through the trees. We are planning to come back when we don't have to rush as much.

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!

Hiked 10 miles south and back from the Yandell Rd. Parking lot. The Natchez Trace Trail also extends to the north, but the trail in that direction is not maintained. This trail is mainly trafficked by horseback riders, so expect a few churned up clay spots where hooves have torn up the trail. There were a few downed trees blocking progress, and lots of poison ivy on the trail sides. I wouldn't recommend bringing the kids along on this hike. There are lots of ticks this time of year (May). I stopped every ten minutes to do a tick check and found 23 on my legs during this hike despite wearing 100% deet repellent. Luckily I found them before they settled in. All difficulties aside, the trail was a wonderful hike, with plenty of small hills and creeks to keep things interesting.

easy to find a parking right there. noise from the trace but it wasnt too bad.

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

I rode this trail. Great opportunity for her to lead water crossings. It is well maintained, easy and is good for hiking also. About 4 miles in or so it was too swampy for me or my horse. Had a great time, though!

Easy trail that is well marked. Was pretty muddy in spots due to all the rain we've had and due to the horses using the trail. Has slight elevation changes.

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.

This trail was nice and very pretty. It was really muddy in a lot of spots with a few hills. There are some trees down but it isn't too hard to get around them. about 3.5 miles in it isn't as well maintained. There are a horses on the trail so keep that in mind.

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.

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

Friday, February 23, 2018


I started at the Hwy 43 parking lot and walked south 3.5 miles. The first 2 miles (to pipeline) is well maintained. The trail past that point isn’t maintained as well but still easy to follow.

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

This is a horse and hiking trail. Hiked south from Hwy 43 trailhead 3.5 miles and back. Trail is pretty well marked but overgrowth makes it narrow in places. Suggest wearing pants to keep dust, grass and briars off your legs.

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.

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

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!

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.

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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