Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Boy Scout hike to Aiery lake!

hiking
2 days 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!

Very beautiful trail with some nice rock formations and next to the water.

Nice trail through the wilderness of the park.

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

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.

Great trail want to do it again in fall

Beautiful trail. Well worth the effort. Some markings can be confusing and the trail is mixed in difficulty. The half by the river is easy, while the parts by the outcroppings are much more rigorous with elevation changes and tree roots. Overall lovely hike though.

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 is a hidden little gem, nice trail in good shape and about as close to a mountain as you’ll get in Mississippi.

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....

Easy trail but nice view of the cypress swamp, would recommend if your close by.

road biking
13 days 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.

Great trail! Enjoyed the much needed shade on a hot summer day!

Started out good, but you can tell the area has been flooded. Once we got into the deep woods, we lost the trail and had to hike out to the road. Other than that it was beautiful...saw frogs, butterflies deer, and the native bird of MS....mosquitoes! Take some repellant.

just a rough grave path, no sights to see.

The park is lovely and well maintained. I enjoyed the shade of the trail on a very hot day. My dog joined me and I was very glad to see how agile he actually is b/c the trail had some rocky areas that some smaller dogs might struggle with. I chose to go right after crossing over the bridge which was a mistake as somehow I got turned around and ended up missing a portion of the trail. Something to do with a “trail run’’? access. Have learned my lesson to always follow the straight path!! Path was diverse with challenges along the way to keep me energized- would love to go back and tackle it again.

hiking
1 month ago

a typical trip around a lake nothing worth writing home about

Had to lower the rating after coming over and seeing some ticks on my leg

nature trips
1 month ago

This trail is wonderful. A raised platform over a swanp most of the way. I saw cypress trees, dragonflies, lily pads, a hummingbird, and a rabbit. I heard tree frogs, bull frogs, and birds. So nice I walked it twice.

Someone in the reviews said this trail was not close to Sardis, but 3 1/2 hours from Sardis. I think they went to the wrong place.

Trail is not maintained at all.

Walked the trail! A few different variations you can take on it. Very pretty walk, though a lot of it is on the road. Fun time!

walking
1 month ago

Very cute!! Nice summer morning walk :-)

hiking
1 month ago

it's a nice short trail and has a really cool wooden walkway over the wetland

it is short and it has its moments of rigorness but parts of it are trashy. I don't understand why people aren't more appreciative of parks and nature!

hiking
1 month ago

I really enjoy hiking here! If you’re looking for a workout, then stay on the pathways, but the easiest and much more fun way is to walk down the creek! There is so much to see and another way to keep cool!

Enjoy!

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