Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

Did about 6 miles round-trip but never saw lake. Must be close to the end of the trail. Very easy.

nice place but the trefoil was pretty bad

Used to be good when it was maintained and well kept. Too tall of grass and bridges are out in various places.

Good flat hike. Lots of scenery. The back 6 needs to be cleaned and fixed up though.

I hiked the trail today . Lots of boulders,rock formations and outcroppings. The last third of the trail goes along the creek. Really good surprise for the area .

Good trail along the ridge.

Love this trail. Difficult in some areas due to trees down. Great swinging bridge. The first part of the trail is steep but it levels out.

walking
11 days ago

Love the bridge !

walking
11 days ago

Great little trail . Easy and great walk with the family .

mountain biking
14 days ago

Is it good for mountain biking beginners

hiking
19 days ago

One of my favorite places to hike in MS. There is a pea gravel trail that is nice and wide. Lots of hills so it’s a little tiring but not bad. There are horse/bike trails that go into the woods as well. Very pretty especially in the fall...beware of ticks in the spring!

I would rate this trail as moderately easy. Lovely scenery and the trail by the river is gorgeous with spots to relax and take a break from hiking . Very fun place to go and explore . Love taking my pup. She has the best time.

Haven’t done this since I was a kid. I went back today to do the full loop with some of my family and we got lost several times due to the many down trees and overgrowth. It’s a beautiful trail, it just needs a chainsaw and some love. Please be careful when going out there. It is difficult to determine where the trail continues on at several points. Wear pants and bug spray.

Love it , bring water shoes and hiking shoes!!!

Great hike..Not bad at all and weather was great

Easy trail but had great view from atop the “mountain”. Great place to take nature photos too.

1 month ago

Nice for trail running, shady and cool in the morning, watch high grass areas that creep up around 4 miles in, 5.7 out 5.7 back is what I got in, start at the opposite trail head so you can wash off and change at the park there as there are no facilities at the 49 trail head entrance. Be prepared to get your feet wet and a lot of spider webs across your face. Other than that a very easy level chill 11.4 mile out and back.

Well marked. Moderate hills to climb.

This has not been kept up at all. There are trees down all along the path, and it was too far along the trail to turn around so we had to crawl under VERY thick brush. There is a bridge near the end of the trail that goes across part of the lake. It has not been maintained, does not have a handrail, and is turned at an angle-not safe! The park staff told us the Boy Scouts are in charge of maintaining the trail, but they are obviously not taking care of it. We went in the driest part of the year, and there was still a lot of mud and in some places, you have to walk across a 2x4 and still get muddy. This shouldn’t be classified as easy. I would def say moderate or hard. This trail kicked our butt. We did go around the full lake, approximately 8 miles.

Nice, easy trail suitable for the whole family. Like others have said, there are some areas with a lot of trash, but still a nice walk in the woods. Check closely for ticks afterwards as my wife found several seed ticks on her legs.

trail running
1 month ago

The trail at Bonita Lakes, Meridian MS is one of the most beautiful trials I’ve ever been to in the southeastern USA. Great for power walks

hiking
2 months ago

kid friendly, spiders, beautiful views
easy to do just bring water, some spots are covered

I am helping to host guided trail hikes at this site. Please check Coldwater River Nature Conservancy website for sign-up!

Nice trail. Taking the advice of other reviews, I started at the bottom and hiked up to the lookout instead of driving up to the trail head. Not having exercised in a good while it was more moderate than easy but still doable.

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

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
2 months 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.

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