Explore the most popular river 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.

such an awesome hike!

loved this hike!

Make sure to call ahead to see if there is flooding. Drove an hour and a half for nothing

12 days ago

Flat and level crushed limestone trail. Swampy coastal riverine environment. Approximately 7 mile round trip.

Clean, easily accessed, moderate challenges along route.

what an amazing day hiking! The waterfalls are beautiful, the views were fantastic, and the company was the best! Definitely will be back! Hard to believe this place is only 2 hours from New Orleans!

Fun and easy little gravel road . Super flat and parts of it hold water for a while . Still fun do get out and run or ride .

Great trail. Lots of scenery and elevation changes.

Good trail with some challenging parts if you take the outer loop!

One of my favorite places to run ! So many options to take . Run on trails jump on roads back on trails . Rest rooms are never that far away . Great trail !!!

1 month 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.

Great little day hike! Lots of explore with several little waterfalls. Terrain gets challenging and at points you have to search hard for the trail but definitely a gem for southern trails

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.

We are bless to have this trail. It is safe place to ride well maitained.

better put your hiking boots on!

Clark Creek Trail
Clark Creek WMA has two separate trails within the park. The first is a well trafficked and well maintained trail with stairs at steeper points on the hills. The second trail, the primitive tail is about a mile down the first trail and is called primitive for a reason. The second tail runs along the creek and has little to no marking other than small rectangular reflective yellow strips on a few of the trees along the trail. Waterfalls were quite deep but with very little water-flow as it was fed by a small creek. After heavy rains it can be seen that the water levels rise significantly. The hills are constant on the trail, either hiking up or down with constant gradient which makes for a moderate difficulty.
Witnessed dozens of grey squirrels and approximately ten chipmunks and was flagged by a startled white-tailed deer slightly off the primitive trail.

Good hike but can be kinda strenuous

3 months ago

Awesome hiking trails! This is a great place to go hiking! I have been a few times with friends but this time I took my 5 year old grandson to hike the creek and climb the rocks and he LOVED it! We are blessed to have something so cool so close to home. It took us a couple of hours to get there but it is so worth the drive (and the few "Gigi, are we almost there?" quips. Make sure to bring water, snacks and a hiking stick (you may find a hiking stick down the hill to the left of the restrooms at the entrance since we saw a caretaker throws ours there after we left them at the entrance for others to use). No matter how nice the weather is, you will need water and you will need a healthy snack for energy to get back to the entrance which is often uphill (we made our own trail mix with almonds, pecans, cashews, raisins, cranberries and dark chocolate chips). The hiking stick will come in handy when trying to cross the creek which you have to do many times if you're chasing the waterfalls and will also be useful when climbing hills. We used homemade insect repellent before going into the woods and we didn't get any bites or bugs. Also bring extra socks and shoes to keep in your vehicle. You will appreciate it when you don't have to drive home with wet socks and shoes. Enjoy what God has given us and what man has developed for our enjoyment!

Good day hike. Major downpour dampened the day but beautiful leaves for early December. Nice to see hills again as someone living in southern LA.

If you go to Clark Creek I would strongly advise you to go during the week while children (of all ages) are in school. If you want a good hike with some challenges I suggest you get a map and hike the primitive trail, it should take you about four to five hours. There are plenty uphill and downhill challenges, some areas you may have to slide or scoot down on your rear. It’s quite a surprise of a hike if you aren’t expecting anything more than moderate, some spots are downright tough.
November 25th 2017 was my third and last trip there. The gravel on the improved trail is not easy to walk on, especially where the grade is steep. I like the primitive trail and the creek trail but it’s sad how domesticated the area has become.
I like how difficult the primitive tail is, its good practice to stay in shape for long hikes but I believe that many don’t understand the difference between hiking the creek trail, the improved trail and the primitive trail. The primitive trail is about 75% in the woods and the creek is, in the creek and the improved trail is nearly all gravel.
My last two trips there were very disappointing as I passed several youths with boom boxes and sports drinks, which were tossed into the woods. Dogs were left to wonder and children were pulling up the vegetation.

Great trail. Wonderful scenery.

3 months ago

it's a very easy hiking area, flat with some wooden bridges to cross water features or it is paved for the bikers who don't mind getting wet. At the start of the trail there is a very nice picnic area and fix your bike area, no bathroom facilities though, you will mostly see fields and and a few trees. I liked this trail for a nice walk after Thanksgiving dinner.

Intense workout but awesome!

Today was a perfect day for hiking this gorgeous trail! We primarily hiked along the creek which seemed much more adventurous than staying on the trail. If you choose the same option be ready to get your feet wet. The several waterfalls were lovely and the sound of the falling water quite soothing. I would consider the hike moderate intensity. We look forward to exploring again in the near future.

Great weather for a hike. Saw lots of squirrels and one armadillo.

Great day out doing woodland photography. Some STEEP areas. Walking the creek is easy. Bring LOTS of WATER and snacks. Very nice trail for woodland and waterfall photography. First waterfall about 15 minute hike

Best in the Baton Rouge vicinity. Challenging areas. Bring waterproof shoes. Easy to make a wrong turn. Nice waterfalls just minutes from the trailhead. Others are little more challenging to find. Directional signage little confusing. Took a couple Wrong turns but not that bad. Preparing for Humphreys Peek in Flagstaff next week. Kind of like comparing riding go-karts to driving the Daytona 500. I think my son and I are in for it. The altitude and difficulty at Humphreys is over the top compared to what we did today. Still, a great outing at Clark Creek. Recommend for all experience levels.

Awesome trail. Pictures don't seem amazing but the trail is.

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