Natchez Trace Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails and self-guided nature walks can be found along the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Some of the short walks take you through some of the natural wonders found along the Trace. There are several places where you can walk a preserved section of the Old Trace. And, there are three sections of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail where horseback riding and hiking can be enjoyed.

June 14, 2017 - Press Release from the National Park Service:

Due to recent high winds and rainfall along the Natchez Trace Parkway, visitors should expect to see newly fallen trees across many sections of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail. Caution is advised on all trails. “Visitors should be aware of their surroundings while hiking and be vigilant in looking for overhead limbs that may pose a hazard,” stated Chief of Resource Management Lisa McInnis.

Parkway officials are planning for crews to remove trail obstructions and make general trail repairs. For additional information about this project and the Parkway, please call (800) 305-7417.

Listed below for each Hiking Trail site are the name of the site, milepost location and other features. Click on either the thumbnail picture or Hiking Trail name for more information, pictures and a location map for the site.

Tennessee Hiking Trails


Alabama Hiking Trails


  • Rock Spring - milepost 330.2 - Hiking Trail, Top 30 Favorite Site

Mississippi Hiking Trails


Click here to view photos of Natchez Trace Parkway trails.


Note: for your convenience the National Park Service displays a milepost on the east side of the parkway. Mileposts start at 0 on the southern end of the Trace near Natchez and end at 444 at the northern terminus (The Natchez Trace Parkway is 444 miles long.). Throughout this website, mileposts are used to help you locate attractions along the trace and exits on/off the Trace to help you find towns, attractions and bed and breakfasts located just off the Trace.

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