Explore the most popular kid 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.

We did this over a year ago and it was not well maintained and it smelled like a chicken processing plant. This trail is not scenic at all.

We love this trail and do it all the time. If it’s been raining then it’ll definitely be muddy so I’d definitely recommend hiking boots.

We do the ARK trail all the time but we usually do the 4 mile one and we absolutely love it. The first half is pretty flat and then it gets to be more up and down hills but it’s lots of fun. You’ll definitely want hiking boots when it’s been raining because it is definitely muddy.

Short Fun Trail.
We have so much fun on the swinging bridge and it’s gorgeous.

Trails were easy to access and overall safe. Took rough 2 hours to complete without completely exhausting the kids. Camp area was close to the trail head. Trails are well maintained and marked well.

This was formerly a 2.5-mile loop. A tornado in December 2015 destroyed everything on the southern half of the trail. That section of the trail is completely gone, with all the trees down and no efforts to recover the trail. It is now just an out-and-back trail to the hill above Baker's Pond.

camping
23 days ago

Is there a place here to camp? We can stay in the horse trailer but need a place to put horses and camp for the night.

hiking
24 days ago

It’s a nice stop if you like history of the local areas or looking for a place to cool down in the summer. Other then that I would have a hard time talking the place up. Wooden safety rails and most of them are decaying and falling apart. I really wish they would have kept the water wheel up in shape and have it turning just to show kids what it did. The mill itself might have another 3-5 years before it falls apart. We have been coming out here for almost 8 years now and it’s getting worse.

Beautiful Mississippi!

Actively cleaning the trail from past flooding with students from my school: NWCC!

Also building a new, higher trail (Highland trail) which is predicted to be flood free and garbage free! In December of 2018, it has been constructed and is marked with green and orange fluorescent markers.

I see signs of deer here, but not actual deer!

Please check out my Ark Trails playlists on Darrell Barnes' YouTube channel for actual footage of this trail.

Love Ark trails. I have had the good fortune of hosting guided nature hikes here!

Let's go hiking!

Nice walking trail. Well maintained and well marked. Pretty scenery.

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.

nature trips
1 month ago

Pretty good, short train. $4 to get in. Building from the 1800s and waterfall!

trail running
1 month ago

Very well maintained. Great trails. Great walking track. Great location.

1 month ago

Fun

hiking
1 month ago

Did this one late December, and it’s my new favorite for Tishomingo SP. Most of the reviews below are actually reviewing the wrong trail. Note the recording follow the Outcroppings trail, that is the most popular one in the park, but this is my new favorite. I started from the Pioneers cabin and hiked clockwise. I feel like that is the best approach cause it puts you really getting into the good stuff the last half. Great trail and much more isolated than Outcroppings (which is good too).

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike! Get ready for a mouth full of spiderwebs.

Love walking part of this trail everyday with my dog! It’s always well maintained and is stays pretty busy with bikers and runners. Definitely a fun thing to do in Hattiesburg if you want to spend some time outside!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is open. Very flat. Not a lot of changing scenery. Fall collors were very good.

on Tunica River Trail

1 month ago

Check the hours of operation may not be open,.

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.

trail running
2 months ago

I did the first 4 miles of the trail. It was really muddy and wet when I went and there were a few ditches to leap over, but it was a good run. The terrain was not level but there weren't any steep hills.

Very beautiful scenic view around the lake. this trail is paved with pea gravel and is a nice flat trail Benches and vault toilets available along several places on the trail. very beautiful relaxing walk.

Also, check out the noxubee hills facebook for more trails. There are miles and miles of trails in this area. Another trailhead is close to the campground for "headwaters trail' and "the splashing dog/beaver dam loop". Both really good hikes.

very good trail.

Hiked the shorter swinging bridge trail then went off the trail around the Dam. The fall colors were amazing, even saw a bald eagle flying around. Arkabutla is a hidden gem in DeSoto/Tate County!

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail, well maintained with great scenery!

not really much of a hike, we walked on the road half the time lol

wouldn't recommend

Came on October 27th and didn’t know trail would be closed until we got here and ‘trail closed’ sign was at trailhead :(

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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