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Nice easy trail with a few hills. We went just after a rain so had to jump puddles and hike through some mud. Seems to be used a good bit by horseback riders.

backpacking
2 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.

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.

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

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

my husband and I did the Virginia Pine trail. overall ok but got a little lost once we got to the campground on where the trail picked back up. We look forward to doing the other one soon.

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.

Some terrain, none of it steep. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. There was a logging operation blocking a short section on June 25, 2017. It was not active on the Sunday we were there. Trail is obviously lightly used.

A solid recreation area/campground hike. Features an Indian mound and an overlook of Chewalla Lake. The section through the woods south of the campground will need to be reblazed soon. Also, you can combine this route with part of the Virginia Pine Trail to form a semi-loop.

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.

Under construction on the early parts of this trail but overall well marked.

trailhead actually a ways down from maps landing. that part of the trail is torn up by four wheelers. The trail head is littered with trash. so flies are very aggravating.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The scenery is beautiful, but it's not labeled properly. I didn't see any mile markers on the trail. It was just okay for me.

camping
Sunday, March 12, 2017

10 sites with electric and water hookup, the rest are primitive but nice.

The trail was overgrown in most areas. The trail also just stops without warning and I found myself trailblazing through the woods. Which isn't a bad time, but it wasn't the fun that I was wanting to have. If you run across the damn there are some four wheeler trails you can run on through the woods, but those aren't very good either and are pretty overgrown. Overall the woods are beautiful, but the trails don't seem to have been maintained at all in years and years.

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2016

Hiked from Old Hwy 49 to Anderson Loop-Government rd. 319. It is a beautiful pine forest hike with few water shed ravines. I found it to be an easy hike. It had been cleared recently.

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

backpacking
Monday, June 20, 2016

This trail was a nice surprise in Southern Mississippi. It was never too difficult, but I recommend long pants and maybe boots as the grass is rather talk and the snakes plentiful! Also, it was a tough task finding the start of this trail. Overall, definitely worth it!

Good outing for my 8- and 3-year-old sons. Easy to walk and nice benches and bridges.

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Very disappointing trail its the road you drive back to the boat ramp.Dont bring strollers or kids.Is parking area for the boat ramp no hiking trails marked.

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

If you follow the directions from the app it will take you to the exit of the trail just keep driving down and it will take you to a parking lot and the trail head. I hiked it from the end as i didn't know this at first, like the previous post about a half mile in the trail is gone and washed into the creek. However just that short hike was really nice, hopefully it gets fixed soon.

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Good trail, though I only went 5 miles that day. There seems to be some confusion about how long it is, as I've seen 16.6 miles, 23 miles, and now 40 miles? In any case, it has been cleared since Katrina, as some of the older reviews seem to have been written while it was mostly impassable. There are some wet areas if it rained recently, but the trail is pretty well built up in most places and planks were put down in the worst swampy areas. Wear pants and hiking boots and they shouldn't be a problem. There were also a few camp sites at the trail head that anyone could use without charge, so I plan on going back one of these days for a longer trip.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This trail has been rendered completely impassable by the latest floods and weather. Approximately 1/2 mile in where the trail appears to have once followed the river it has been completely washed out. more than one man a dog and a knife can handle. Too bad. The trail liked promising.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Trail is well kept up. Took the scenic trail. Hiked in about three miles. Little disappointed in the views. The trail follows the creek but very rarely can you actually see the creek just to thickness of brush between trail and creek. Enjoyed hike. Will do again.

hiking
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I hiked across the dam and up the trail to the left for about a mile. It was a fairly easy hike. It looked like horses had been on the trail too. I want to make the complete loop this spring.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Wide trail with great view!!

hiking
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Hiked a lot of trails in this area and this one was the best by far. Walked along black creek for most of it with lots of good scenery away from the creek as well.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Great trail. Very clearly marked varying terrain and a good length

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