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 sections of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail where horseback riding and hiking can be enjoyed.

Tennessee - Alabama - Mississippi

Tennessee

Tennessee Natchez Trace Hiking Trails

Tennessee Natchez Trace Hiking Trails

This "summary preview" of each Tennessee Natchez Trace hiking trail site includes the site name, milepost number, trail info and other major features.

Timberland Park

milepost 437.2 - several intersecting loop trails 2 to 3 miles long each

also Restroom, Picnic Area, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Garrison Creek

milepost 427.6 - northern trailhead of 24 mile-long Highland Rim Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail) + 2 mile loop trail

also Restroom, Picnic Area, Horseback Trail, Top 30 Favorite Site

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War of 1812 Memorial/Old Trace

milepost 426.3 - access to Highland Rim Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail)

also Old Trace

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Burns Branch

milepost 425.4 - access to Highland Rim Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail)

also Picnic Area

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Highland Rim Trail southern trailhead

milepost 408 - southern trailhead of 24 mile-long Highland Rim Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail)

also Horseback Trail

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Gordon House and Duck River Ferry Site

milepost 407.7 - short trail leads to a section of the Old Trace and the Duck River Ferry site

also Restroom, History/Nature Exhibit, Old Trace, Indian History, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Baker Bluff Overlook

milepost 405.1 - .75 mile one-way trail to Jackson Falls

also Scenic Overlook, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Jackson Falls

milepost 404.7 - .75 mile one-way trail to Baker Bluff and 900' one-way paved, steep trail to the falls

also Restroom, Picnic Area, History/Nature Exhibit, Waterfall, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Old Trace Walk

milepost 403.7 - 2000' one-way trail on the Old Trace

also Old Trace

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Fall Hollow Waterfall

milepost 391.9 - short walk to overlook, followed by steep trail to base of the falls

also Waterfall, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Meriwether Lewis

milepost 385.9 - several .5 to 1.5 mile trails, one on the Old Trace

also Restroom, Picnic Area, History/Nature Exhibit, Campground, Old Trace, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Metal Ford and Buffalo River

milepost 382.8 - short nature trail along river

also History/Nature Exhibit, Picnic Area, Old Trace, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Sweetwater Branch

milepost 363 - short nature trail along creek

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Alabama

Alabama Natchez Trace Hiking Trails

Alabama Natchez Trace Hiking Trails

This "summary preview" of each Alabama Natchez Trace hiking trail site includes the site name, milepost number, trail info and other major features.

Rock Spring

milepost 330.2 - short nature trail

also Top 30 Favorite Site

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Freedom Hills Overlook

milepost 317.0 - short, but steep trail to overlook

also Scenic Overlook

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Mississippi

Mississippi Natchez Trace Hiking Trails

Mississippi Natchez Trace Hiking Trails

This "summary preview" of each Mississippi Natchez Trace hiking trail site includes the site name, milepost number, trail info and other major features.

Tishomingo State Park

milepost 304.5 (adjacent to the parkway) - seven trails from .75 miles to 3 miles long

also Picnic Area, History/Nature Exhibit, Daily Use Fee

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Donivan Slough

milepost 283.3 - short nature trail thru trees and wildflowers

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Dogwood Valley

milepost 275.2 - short nature trail along Old Trace and forest

also Old Trace

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Parkway Visitor Center

milepost 266.0 - northern trailhead of the 6 mile-long Blackland Prairie Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail)

also Restroom, History/Nature Exhibit, Picnic AreaTop 30 Favorite Site

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Old Town Overlook

milepost 263.9 - access to Blackland Prairie Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail)

also Scenic Overlook, Indian History

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Chickasaw Village Site

milepost 261.8 - access to Blackland Prairie Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail) + a short nature loop trail

also Indian History, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Witch Dance

milepost 233.2 - trailhead of the Witch Dance Horse Trail in the Tombigbee National Forest (18 mile multi-loop horseback and hiking trail)

also Restroom, Picnic Area

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Jeff Busby Park

milepost 193.1 - .8 mile Little Mountain Trail and a half mile nature loop trail

also Restroom, Picnic Area, Campground, Scenic Overlook, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Cole Creek

milepost 175.6 - short nature trail thru and over a cypress swamp

also History/Nature Exhibit

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Hurricane Creek

milepost 164.3 - short nature trail along a creek bed

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Myrick Creek

milepost 145.1 - short nature trail

also History/Nature Exhibit

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Upper Choctaw Boundary

milepost 128.4 - short nature trail

also Indian History

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Cypress Swamp

milepost 122.0 - short nature trail through and over a cypress swamp

also Top 30 Favorite Site

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West Florida Boundary

milepost 107.9 - southern trailhead of the 25 mile-long Yockanookany Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail)

also Picnic Area, History/Nature Exhibit

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Reservoir Overlook

milepost 105.6 - northern trailhead of the paved Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail / Ridgeland Multi-Use Path

also Scenic Overlook, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Brashear's Stand and Old Trace

milepost 104.5 - short section of Old Trace, connector trail to Mississippi Crafts Center and access to the paved Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail / Ridgeland Multi-Use Path

also Old Trace

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Parkway Information Cabin at Ridgeland

milepost 102.4 - access to the paved Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail / Ridgeland Multi-Use Path

also Restroom, History/Nature Exhibit

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Choctaw Agency

milepost 100.7 - southern trailhead of the paved Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail / Ridgeland Multi-Use Path

also Indian History

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Rocky Springs

milepost 54.8 - short nature trail thru old town area and a short segment of Old Trace

also Restroom, Picnic Area, History/Nature Exhibit, Old Trace, Campground, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Grindstone Ford

milepost 45.7 - short nature trail along Old Trace

also Old Trace, Indian History,

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Potkopinu Trail northern trailhead

milepost 20.0 - northern trailhead of the 3 mile-long Potkopinu Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail)

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Potkopinu Trail southern trailhead

milepost 17.0 - southern trailhead of the 3 mile-long Potkopinu Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail)

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Natchez Bluff Trail

milepost 0 (downtown Natchez) - follows a path on top of Natchez Bluff with views of the MS River and down a 200' wooden staircase to the base of the bluff

also Scenic Overlook

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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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