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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.

where do I start! saw the park ranger or whatever that grumpy looking sob is! I said hey how are you and I get back a barely audible grumble of something like good. then I find out i have a ticket on my windshield saying i needed to put money in an envelope then in the honor box! if I do that, where is the honor? its a box with a receipt you yourself do the work for! also this is a natural area not a state park so why did I have to pay for a visit in nature? trails were not marked as I could see and no one looked happy! I started off like all the trails in Tennessee with anyone you pass, you or they will say hey or hi or something, 90 something percent of everyone we passed never said a word. doesn't look like a good time to me and it almost wasn't. I left irritated and not happy to actually almost see something neat in Mississippi but alas it was not good! I even saw some parked almost 2/10 of a mile out! nope not ever will I return here, go see rodney or Windsor ruins free and nice, plus they are marked lol! oh and do something with that extra 5 I had to throw in like buy a board for the one missing on the steps

Nice get away from the landscape of the southeastern region of the US. Nice in the fall or rainy spring.

hiking
2 months 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!

backpacking
2 months ago

This is a great trail to hike. We have hiked the primitive trail multiple times preparing for our Philmont Trek. The last few hikes we wore 40 lb packs. if you go in the late spring and summer be prepared for the occasional snake and ticks.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great trail. Pretty much perfectly laid out to give you relatively flat areas to rest in between strenuous ups and downs. Went in a counter-clockwise direction (we only saw one other couple on the primitive trail, and they were going clockwise). Getting down from the trail into the creek at the first waterfall was probably the most technically difficult part of the entire trail, so if you can accomplish that, you know you're good for the rest. Trail was marked pretty well for the most part - in some places it feels over-marked, but there were a few times I had to go 4-5 minutes without seeing anything and not being entirely certain just based upon terrain. Both of us wore Bean boots and feet stayed dry the entire time, and that included wading in the creek as much as we wanted. I'd bring at least 32 oz. of water per person - it was enough for me, but I can see it not being enough for someone else. Gnats were bad, bring repellent. We reapplied about 4 times during the hike as we felt them coming back. No ticks, might still be early. We're inexperienced hikers and had no issues other than the hill at the end back up to the trail head being brutal after a long day.

I personally love this trail. Accurately labeled "moderate" We had an inexperienced hiker among our group, and it was a challenge for her. We all had a great time, but you will get wet. prepare accordingly. The waterfalls are what make this trail a favorite of mine. If you are looking for a waterfall adventure, here it is. Lastly, I strongly reccomend bringing snacks, for the humans as well as the fur babies (if like myself, you hike with your dogs). Our group had 3 dogs with us, and luckily I brought dog food and protein bars, would have been a much harder trip if not for the snacks.

Great Hike...very strenuous. Take extra water. I froze 3 16oz bottles the night before. Used them all. If you hike the primitive trail and/or the creek bed....bring extra shoe for the drive home. You shoes will be dirty and wet. Best to bring a good pair of hiking boots or trail shoes. Bring some sort of trail snack. You will be glad you did. Last, absolutely no cell service...no text either.

great hike! expect to get wet. much harder of a hike than i anticipated. bring more water than you think you need!

such an awesome hike!

loved this hike!

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!

Great trail. Lots of scenery and elevation changes.

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

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

hiking
7 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.

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 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.

Following the creek is an easy hike. If you follow the trail loop it is a bit more challenging. Some steep parts with narrow parts of the trail. We found six of the seven waterfalls, some were running dry. Bring water, the two of us went through three liters plus a few water bottles.

Creek is the more popular attraction and you’ll see plenty of people and dogs. We didn’t see anyone doing the main trail until we came back up the creek by the three front waterfalls. Definitely worth it, earlier the better for us.

Beautiful land with a challenging hike over some steep ridges that lead down to some very nice waterfalls.

hiking
9 months ago

We had a great time! It was a little tough in some spots but manageable. We kind of did a zig zag between the Improved and Primitive trails and even went off course to explore a little. The scenery is beautiful!

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