Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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Was expecting to see more of the marsh/seashore. The kids did enjoy seeing the wildlife.

10 days ago

great little nature walk short and easy enough for kids the route I took put me around 3 miles the ccc lookout spur was hard to follow after the first sign describing the ruins so I would turn around there on future walks

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.

Love to take my dog out here and have a nice picnic by the waterfalls. I’ve done this trail several times and it’s always fun but I would definitely give it more than a “moderate” rating. Some of the trails are very tough/steep. Some waterfalls you will have to climb over many large rocks to get to. I would not recommend this for children if you are trying to do the entire path. But this is the best spot I’ve visited thus far that’s close to Baton Rouge

camping
18 days ago

Great place to camp, swim, and hike. A few snakes, chiggers and ticks but mostly just beautiful scenery

Always been the best trail to go to in Louisiana. Really wish there were trials as good as this one closer to BR. If you go before summer hits, the waterfalls should have water. If you go in the late summer a lot of them dry up. The trail markers can be hard to find sometimes...typically if you can’t find one that means you went the wrong way haha. Never had problems with wildlife (spiders, snakes) here. My dog loved it

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike for a beginner. It is important to mind the trail markings and if you arent careful you can get off the trail without a clear way to get back. Best bet is to give yourself plenty of daylight to get back just in case. The trail is marked with green tree markers and in a couple spots have arrows to help...pay attention to them. You can see the lake for 75% of the hike, but it's the other 25% you have to be careful.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

This is a nice short point to point trail through the quiet Bailey Woods right in the middle of town.

We drove to walk these trails and had a blast. well maintained and clear path markers. We enjoyed the fact that we could take our dogs on a leash. Beautiful scenery.

Started on edge of Hattiesburg and hiked west several friendly folks on trail I stopped and ate at a restaurant in one of the small towns I have hiked and road many trails across several states and I really like this one. It’s easy so just add on the miles if you like a challenge. Go in the late spring and you can travel through the middle of pretty corn fields. Also lots of pretty long leaf pines. There is also a company that you can pay for a ride from one side to other to get vehicle if need be.

You can choose a 1, 2, 3, or 5 mike hike by following the colored trail markers. On the 2 mile hike i saw a snake, a raccoon, a large frog, many butterflies and birds, and plenty of mosquitoes. Lovely trail, bring bug spray.

Boy Scout hike to Aiery lake!

hiking
1 month ago

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

Beautiful and well-maintained. Will definitely return, but with a couple of garbage bags! Clearly floods on occasion and there’s a variety of lake trash washed up in places. What a beautiful resource in hernando!

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail with some awesome rock formations and a nice waterfall you can cool off under.

hiking
1 month ago

Very simple trail and family friendly. Have your camera because you will have some great pictures.

hiking
1 month ago

Trails are not very clearly marked, didn't mean to do this trail in fact, but it turned out to be a great trail. Very clean, also super cool to be able to get to the natural spring. Even got to fill up a bottle.

1 month ago

Trail is difficult to find without being given direction. Additionally, there aren’t many markers along the trail so it is very easy to get “lost” or off-trail in the woods. However, I enjoy an adventure so it was fun. Also, I enjoyed the scenery very much and would do it again. Come prepared with bug spray tho!

Pleasantly surprised at how nice this trail is. They have recently built a new pavilion and it looks like there are plans to keep improving it. Lots of wildflowers, which made for butterflies everywhere. A really enjoyable hike!

This was not what I was expecting. It was basically just a walk around an open field. The picture made it look shaded but there was nearly no shade. There are some historic signs that tell about the mounds,, but I did not see any mounds nor signs as to exactly where they once were. Also, it was not obvious where the trail started from the parking lot. The trail was not maintained at all, but at least it had been mowed on both sides of the trail. Not a good option for a hot July day....

Nice paved trail, good trail to get your exercise on, shaded in parts and nice scenery.

road biking
1 month ago

Great trail pretty well maintained

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.

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