This bicycle route (Raymond to Ridgeland) is one day of several different Natchez Trace Parkway 442 Mile, South to North (Natchez to Nashville) Itinerary Routes.

Overview Map:

  • Lodging option(s) and Bicycle Route(s):
    to the Parkway for the night BEFORE biking this section
  • Parkway route in Red:
    bike north approximately 25 miles on the Parkway from Raymond, MS (milepost 76-79) to Ridgeland, MS (milepost 100-100)
  • Bicycle Route(s) and Lodging option(s):
    from the Parkway for the night AFTER biking this section
  • Below the Overview Map:
    click on Points of Interest categories (food, restrooms, etc.) to add them to the map
  • Click on any of the Points of Interest for more info.
  • Click on any of the Routes:
    Parkway in Red, lodging routes in other colors - to view a preview and detailed route

Below the Overview Map:

Ride Stats:

milepost 76.3 to milepost 101:

  • Miles on Parkway: 25.1
  • Elevation Gain:
    877 feet (avg. 34.9 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 2.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    774 feet (avg. 30.8 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.7%

milepost 79 to milepost 101:

  • Miles on Parkway: 22.5
  • Elevation Gain:
    784 feet (avg. 34.8 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 2.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    725 feet (avg. 32.2 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.8%

Click any of the above Points of Interest categories to display them on the map.

Click on green links for more information.

Before Biking on the Parkway
(in the morning near milepost 76-79 - Raymond, MS)

Lodging (night before) options with Bicycle Route to Parkway, Camping, Food:


Mamie's Cottage B&B at the Dupree House
Bed & Breakfast - 2 Guest Suites/4 Beds/Sleeps 7 - This 1840s cottage won an Award of Merit from the Mississippi Heritage Trust.
Biking Unsupported: Located adjacent to the Parkway (cyclists can walk their bikes 150 yards to the Parkway at milepost 76.3). - RidewithGPS Route
Biking Supported: Drive 7.2 miles to the Parkway at the MS Hwy 467 entrance (milepost 79).

The Porter House at Raymond
Vacation Rental - 2 Guest Rooms/3 Beds/Sleeps 6 - Awarded the Mississippi Heritage Trust Award of Excellence, the Porter House is located in Raymond's historic district.
Route: Bike or Drive 3.3 miles west to Parkway entrance (MS Hwy 467 at milepost 79) - RidewithGPS Route

Campgrounds further from the Parkway (you can bike to):

  • Springridge RV Park - Mainly for RVs, but some cycling tent campers have camped there. Call ahead 601.924.0947 to make sure they can accommodate you.


Biking on the Parkway
(during the day from milepost 76 to milepost 101)

Along/Near the Parkway - Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites and Exits with Services Nearby:

RidewithGPS route of the Parkway from milepost 76 to milepost 101 that includes the following points of interest and guidance:
You can download the route to your phone!

  • Milepost 76/79 - Raymond, MS
    Start of the Day on the Parkway:
    • Start at milepost 76.3 if staying the previous night at Mamie's Cottage B&B at the Dupree House
    • Or, if staying the previous night in Raymond, MS - entrance MS Hwy 467 - milepost 79
  • Milepost 89 - Pinehaven Drive exit
    Market and Restaurant 0.5 mile south of Parkway, Clinton Visitor Center 0.2 mile north of Parkway
  • Milepost 89 - Clinton Visitor Center
    Restroom, Visitor/Info Center
  • Milepost 100.7 - Choctaw Agency
    Exit the Parkway - turn left into the Choctaw Agency parking area, bike to the far end of the parking area and turn right onto the Multi-Use Path and bike north.
    To avoid heavy vehicle traffic on the Parkway we highly recommend biking on the Multi-Use Path that parallels the Parkway for 5 miles.
  • Milepost 101 - Multi-Use Path / Highland Colony Parkway intersection
    End of the Day - exit the Multi-Use Path and bike north to your overnight stay.

After Biking on the Parkway
(in the afternoon/evening near milepost 100)

Milepost 100-101 - Ridgeland, MS adjacent to the Parkway - Lodging with Bicycle Route from Parkway, Camping, Bicycle Shops, Food and Featured Points of Interest Options:


In the Ridgeland, MS area (milepost 100-101) there are several hotels located within 1 to 3 miles of the Parkway. The hotels located north of the Parkway are closer to and easier to bike to from the parkway/multi-use path. Hyatt Place Jackson/Ridgeland (601-898-8815) and Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson-Ridgeland (769-300-5556) are easy to bike to from the multi-use path (800 feet west of I-55 underpass, exit the walking/bike path onto Highland Colony Pkwy and bike north) and there are restaurants in walking distance. For hotel info, see


  • In the Jackson/Ridgeland area there are no campgrounds that you can easily bike to from the Parkway. There is a campground located north of the Jackson Metro area and half a mile east of the Parkway at milepost 123.8:
    Ratliff Ferry Trading Post Campground. The campground has both RV and tent camping. Call 769-231-9525 to make sure they are open on your arrival date.
  • There are other (private and state park) campgrounds in the Jackson Metro area that you can drive to from the Parkway. For info, go to

Bicycle Shops:

  • The Bike Crossing -
    The Bike Crossing is located about 150 yards north of the Parkway at the corner of Old Town Crossing and Jackson Street in Ridgeland and is accessible from the multi-use trail that parallels the Parkway.
  • Indian Cycle Fitness & Outdoor -
    Indian Cycle is located just south of the Parkway on one of the Multi-Use Path's spur routes.
  • Bicycle Revolution -
    Mobile service available by appointment.
  • RideSouth -
    Located south of the Parkway in Brandon, MS.


Featured Points of Interest:

Complete Natchez Trace Parkway 442 Mile, South to North Itineraries:

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