Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Mississippi with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
13 days ago

Good starting trail, we walked in 3 miles and returned. We plan on going the whole trip soon. We're trying to work up to bigger hikes.

backpacking
22 days ago

My 3 kids (age 10 and under) and I did this hike the week of Thanksgiving 2017. We did a there & back starting at Janice Landing and hiking to US 49 before turning back. We stashed food and water on US 49 to keep our weight to a minimum and did this in a 3 day 2-night trip. We camped at 31.02766 -89.09828, which is on a nice high bluff about 50 yards off the trail. This made for a REALLY long second day of about 20 miles, but was necessary as we got a bit of a late start the first day.
The trail is decently marked although we did go off trail twice by mistake. There are a lot of hunting trails that intersect where its easy to suddenly find yourself on the wrong trail. I used an app on my phone that used my GPS location to tell me where I was, which was helpful when we went off trail. The biggest bummer on this trail is that it doesnt have mile markers. You can only use landmarks on a topo map to estimate where you are. A good topo map and a compass is a must. Make sure you know how to use them as we passed two ladies who had no map and thought they were on a different 0.5 trail, when they were actually a mile or two away from their car.
The trail follows the river for much of the it, which provides for decent scenery. I thought the most beautiful part of the hike was being on the top of the hills. The only wildlife we saw was a flock of turkeys and a couple of hunting dogs. There were very few people on the trail.

hiking
28 days ago

This is a great easy hike. I do recommend turning back around at the third mile if you don’t walk or run for extended periods of time on a regular basis. There are a few bridges out, but nothing you can’t get past. Most of the trails are flat and easy to walk. We took our beagle and he loved it!

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

Lowland trail through pine forest and some tall grassy open areas. Topography not all that exciting but it is a nice quiet path great for a relaxing afternoon hike.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s ok no trail head no maps but ok

backpacking
2 months ago

Good beginner trail for day hiking or an easy 2 day backpack hike. The Campground at Airey Lake has potable water, toilet and trash bins. POW Lake has trash bins but no other facilities, but lots of space. Airey Lake can get crowded on fair weather weekends so stake out a spot early!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Dark when I rode and there appears to be many trails cross crossing. Maybe that was Bigfoot’s trail I was following.
Minor elevation changes with a few jumps. A small pump section Would definitely return during the day....
Nighttime is dangerous.

hiking
2 months ago

I've hiked/ran this and the connecting trails a few times now. The first leg is 5.3 miles, leading to Lake Airey. There is a restroom there and a pump for clean, drinkable water. If you continue on to the other trails by following the white markers, the mile markers will keep counting up until you reach mile 12, shortly after which you'll make the split to go to Pow Lake (~12.5 mi) or Bethel Road (~13 mi). The trail is poorly kept from mile marker 11 to where the trail splits. Over all it's an easy hike- very flat and only a few streams so cross without a bridge of sorts. Lots of good views, need to watch out for the horse poop though. I definitely recommend stopping at Pow Lake. It's gorgeous.

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyed the hike with the family out and back 12 miles.

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

Pretty, but would've been better without the trash strewn around the trailhead area.

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.

trail running
6 months ago

Beautiful trails HOWEVER during the run we almost stepped on 2 Cotton Mouth snakes and were relentlessly bit by flies. With that said bring bug spray and be very mindful. I won't be running this one again.

Good trail as long as it hasn't rained.

Rode with my 7 year old boy, he had his 20 inch BMX and I had my 26 inch Giant MTB. We both had a great time together, it was our first Trail, we really enjoyed it looking forward to coming back soon. the trail is well kept, clean and easy to ride. Great Trail for a beginner.

trail running
8 months ago

First time visiting this trail and it was right up my alley. The description is accurate. Trail is easy to follow and there are signs/markers every few miles or so to help guide you along the way. There is an outhouse/restroom facility (no running water) and a fire pit. The trail had a few wet spots but nothing you can't hop over.

Not bad but needs lots of work. Several areas do not have bridges, so you will get wet and dirty. You will cross a major highway and the trail markings are terrible.

fairly boring.

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