hiking
blowdown
bugs
over grown
14 days ago

I would recommend this trail to beginners. Very nice views of the marsh. This is a good area for riding bicycles. The tails in the woods would be better if they were longer and not a “back and fourth” type trail. Lots of informative signs about the wildlife and park.

Hiked it today w my husband, 15yo son, 12yo son and his 12yo friend. We will def be back. Beautiful forest and views. Lots of tree cover and shade. Bring plenty of water, though.

So, this trail is tricky to review. First leg is nice and a thin, but clear, path is available. However, there's a long and overgrown section that was very difficult and quite annoying to go through. Most of the trail had spots with overgrowth, but certainly not all. There IS some spots that are well maintained and quite beautiful, especially when you gain elevation. Overall a very, very mixed bag. Id recommend for a nice day hike with some length and about 1/3 being quite scenic and beautiful. The rest? Not quite good. Oh, and got lost for about 15min trying to find the trail when it hops and skips over across a road. More sinage is needed for sure, but not terrible.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
23 days ago

I hiked with my dog Pahdoo and we are both new to hiking. This is our 3rd hike and the longest so far. I think if it ended at 5 miles we both would have been happy. The trail is very overgrown in areas to the point you can’t be sure that you are actually on the trail at all. Not being able to see a defined trail made me stress and less able to enjoy the hike. About mile 5-6 was literally an overgrown field and I would have sworn I was not on a hiking trail but a trail that a couple of deer had run through. Ample shade and very little bugs is always nice. We both picked up a couple ticks, but that is expected. We saw one water snake, 2 deer and 2 turkeys. I loved that my dog was able to cool down in a couple the creeks.

I actually loved this trail, especially since this was my first time on it. A nice surprise. It's really remote—I saw no one at all except for a guy fishing in the lake from a kayak. The trail was bone dry, and there were far fewer bugs than I anticipated. It's not strenuous, but there are some ups and downs along the way. A good hour's walk through some really quiet North Mississippi hardwood and pine forests.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The map is pretty inaccurate in sections, and parts of the trail are not marked at all. Still, it was a beautiful walk, and I’d recommend it. Just plan on doing a little trailblazing.

This is a cute little area to check out. We saw lots of birds and some turtles. There is a picnic area and fishing pier that are really nice. The “trails” or concrete walking paths were all nicely maintained. And there are overlooks in various parts of the park to view wildlife. What was most disappointing was the trail. There was a small portion in the woods by the parking lot that was not really maintained and just let out right at the road. You then are supposed to walk on a very narrow path right next to the road. There are no guard rails or anything there to keep pedestrians safe. We did not complete that part of the trail since we were there with our 19 month old and it wasn’t safe. Great area for a picnic and fishing. Not great for hiking.

hiking
1 month ago

This is the shorter beginner loop, a section of the two longer, interconnecting loops. A nice quiet hike if you're looking to spend an hour in the woods. Very isolated. I go out here all the time and rarely see the first person.

hiking
1 month ago

A great trail. It is a well maintained gorgeous area. I will definitely be back again.

Fire park for public usage. Had a fueeeeegoooo walk. Too much public land not to enjoy

mountain biking
1 month ago

Blue trail is 13 miles! Great ride

Hiked about 4 miles out and back on 5/23/20. The trail was a little overgrown but pretty easy to keep to. It was mostly shaded the whole time. There were lots of very large flies following us the whole way — which super sucked. We also found 5-6 ticks on us. The highlight was seeing a 5ft rattlesnake laying right beside the trail.

Very wooded but clean. Horse flies will destroy you even with bug spray. Did 2 miles and left. In saying that, will return in the fall. Walking, running, and bike friendly. Even had cell service for some tunes. The Stennis area entrance is closed on Sundays, have to enter in logtown.

Good trail. We went on a Sunday afternoon in mid May and the weather was beautiful. We started near Logtown and Pearl River boat launch. This says it’s closed on Sundays and there was a chain across the road, but easy access nonetheless. It also says no dogs, but there were other people with their dogs on the trail. Very nice boardwalk and wide gravel trail. Definitely will do again!

We started the walk from Logwood, MS - that part is very nice, there is a boardwalk and a bridge, basically, first mile from that side is very nice. And the most worth it. The last mile (sharp turn to the right towards Stennis Space Center) is really boring and close to interstate (loud car sounds). Last mile walk is without shade.

hiking
1 month ago

First time on this trail but we will definitely be back. Perfect trail for rehabbing my back from an injury. It shows we went off trail, which is true in reference to the 5.8 mile trail, but where we went is actually a part of this trail system. We actually lolly popped the expert trail which is in fact the Outer Loop Trail. We logged just over 9 miles with the lolly pop route but if you do the entire Outer Loop you will get 11 miles.

Such a great trail!! The boardwalk is the perfect place to see the wildlife and surroundings. The gravel path is wide with no real dips or holes. We did 2 miles in and 2 out on it. Definitely one to check out.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a really nice like hike. 1.77 mi is paved. We hiked down to 2.25, then the dogs started getting tired. This is a nice easy walk. In the summer it will likely be really hot as the shade is limited but for our spring walk conditions were ideal.

hiking
closed
2 months ago

Nice trail that has a lot to look at. There are small creeks, pines forests that open into fields, some elevation changes that are nice (nothing major but it helps keep things interesting). We saw turkey, deer, many different types of birds, a king snake and plenty of critters. The trail was muddy in places, it had rained the day before, but most of the mud could be side stepped or hopped over. The park was closed but I parked near the entrance of the golf range and walked in to the trail head.

I would have to thank the ranger first. When we came it was closed due to the virus. Made a few phone calls and got the go ahead . Trail is easy to follow . Has a creek that you cross a few times. Found an arrowhead . Not entirely steep , but it does take you up and down and around . it's a very beautiful place . Bring plenty of water . Will be back would like to investigate the park itself .

You can not enter through Stennis so take the Apple Maps directions to the back. You can park at the end and walk back to entrance. You’ll see a sign for no motorized vehicles, it’s a well kept trail. We didn’t get to the end because we had been in the wrong trail for an hour. We will absolutely be back.

If you want an easy trail with some miles than this will be the trail. Unfortunately, the S. Bethel portion of the trail was closed during my hike so I end up only hiking 8.86 miles. At first I was worry that the bikers will be in my way or vice versa, however, during the hiking I ran into 2 groups of bikers and they were extremely nice — very friendly atmosphere. I would hike this trail again and choose different routes to extend miles. Happy hiking! 4/28/2020.

we were very sad to see the trail closed today. We loved this trail. and have enjoyed it so many times in the past.

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