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.

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.

backpacking
2 months ago

All in all a nice trail. (I backpacked from Janice landing to fairley bridge landing.) Although it could use a little maintenance (a lot of trees blown down in the recent storms we have had and very grown over in places) and a few well placed bridges over the more treacherous water crossings would help. *mile markers would be awesome*

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.

3 months ago

Did about 6 miles round-trip but never saw lake. Must be close to the end of the trail. Very easy.

Used to be good when it was maintained and well kept. Too tall of grass and bridges are out in various places.

Good flat hike. Lots of scenery. The back 6 needs to be cleaned and fixed up though.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Is it good for mountain biking beginners

4 months ago

Nice for trail running, shady and cool in the morning, watch high grass areas that creep up around 4 miles in, 5.7 out 5.7 back is what I got in, start at the opposite trail head so you can wash off and change at the park there as there are no facilities at the 49 trail head entrance. Be prepared to get your feet wet and a lot of spider webs across your face. Other than that a very easy level chill 11.4 mile out and back.

hiking
5 months ago

kid friendly, spiders, beautiful views
easy to do just bring water, some spots are covered

Over the past two weeks I've started a hike from the north and also from the south. The trail is overgrown, in some places the grass is above the knee and it is hard to see what is around your feet. Our hike from the south ended about 0.5 miles in when my dog was bit by a copper head he/I just couldn't see because of the overgrowth. The area is otherwise beautiful, but the trail is just too overgrown for me to hike again in the summer which is a shame. If you do go, heavy pants/boots/snake gaiters are recommended.

Remote beautiful trail system. You can bike it year round due to the Gulf Coast weather. Good up and downs with tight turns. Terrain differs as you scale thru different ecosystems, but just be careful in the more warmer months for snakes, spiders, and biting flies.

Boy Scout hike to Aiery lake!

hiking
6 months ago

Full of huge spiders, butterflies, lizards and even armadillos. Gorgeous trail! Bring plenty of water.

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

I hiked this trail with a group of friends, 4.5 miles out and back. This was my first time on this trail and first time to visit De Soto National Forest. Both the trail and forest were beautiful. Some of the largest butterflies I've ever seen in my life. Saw a few deer as well. I was expecting the trail to be a little more narrow, but thats okay. Overall it was a fun trail, easy to find, and very easy to hike, (at least for this section.) I'd like to do a thru hike at some point of it, most likely some time in the fall or late winter. The Mississippi heat is real.

Water sources for filtering were scarce, and ~85% of the trail was without shade. Use caution when hiking during the summer months.

Otherwise, the path itself is fairly well-maintained.

This is a short loop around the baseball diamond at Eudora Community Park. It's nice that it is paved, making for a quick walk, run, or easy bike ride. Dog friendly too, so I bring my dogs here quite often.

This is a 6-foot wide paved trail that circles the Eudora Community Park. A portion of the trail is shaded. One section is shared with the other loop trail in the park. To connect this as a loop you will need to cross the parking lot and pick up the trail on the other side, however the trails are lightly used and there should be no issues with doing so.

Great started trail for us! The streams are unexpected and pretty. Only got in 2 miles but def coming back to do the whole thing! Baby steps.

Great Trail. This is the 2nd time I have done it. Last 2 miles before POW is best part as its a little more challenging.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike with some elevation changes.. the trail is out after mile 4 but you can see where people have just gone around... same thing after mile 5. Airey lake is more like a pond but it’s nice. There is a restroom there but not very clean.

hiking
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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

hiking
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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
Monday, December 25, 2017

It’s ok no trail head no maps but ok

backpacking
Sunday, December 17, 2017

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
Monday, December 04, 2017

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.

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