Mississippi State Parks Trails

To find trails in Mississippi state parks for activities such as hiking and biking, select a region or trail below.

Clarkco State Park :: Quitman, MS

This hiking loop circles Ivy Lake, the centerpiece of Clarkco State Park. As you might have guessed, this destination is in Clarke County. Clarkco State Park was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. The trail system has been shortened since then, but will

Roosevelt State Park :: Morton, MS

Roosevelt State Park offers numerous recreation opportunities, one of which is hiking. The trail system here rolls through the hills and hollows and mixes in a little human and natural history. This is one of the original Mississippi state parks, fir

Lefleur’s Bluff State Park :: Jackson, MS

A green oasis on the banks of the Pearl River in Jackson, this state park offers a rewarding walk on a series of nature trails, leading from one end of the park to the fine facility that is the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, where you can com

Double Loop at Leroy Percy State Park :: Hollandale, MS

This trek offers two loop hikes from one trailhead at one state park. First, cruise around the shores of Alligator Lake, a cypress-bordered natural body of water, with boardwalks that get you up close to the scene. While walking toward Alligator Lake

Legion State Park Loop :: Louisville, MS

This relatively short hike takes a watery trip at historic Legion State Park. The trail travels not only along the lake, but also through wetlands and hills. Though the trail is short, it packs a lot of climbing and descending into the trek. Occasion

Opossum Nature Trail at Lake Lowndes State Park :: Columbus, MS

This track makes a loop around 150-acre Lake Lowndes. It starts off as a narrow footpath and winds along the east shore of the impoundment through hill country, crossing small streams. It eventually joins a closed road and works its way back to the m

Sandbar Trail at Great River Road State Park :: Rosedale, MS

This is one of the most unusual hikes in the state. A trail leaves the shoreline of the Mississippi River and heads out to a waterside sandbar. A trip here will help you gain an understanding of the massive size of Old Man River. The Sandbar Trail le

Nature Trail at Wall Doxey State Park :: Holly Springs, MS

Want to visit a crystalline spring-fed lake? Then come here to Wall Doxey State Park, where you’ll find some of the most appealing water in Mississippi. Restrooms, a playground, and shaded picnic pavilions are at the trailhead. The trail is not imm

Outcroppings Trail :: Tishomingo, MS

Take a rugged hike at Tishomingo State Park. Here, the Appalachian foothills have stuck their toe into Mississippi and Bear Creek has cut a rocky gorge through sandstone, making for a park unlike any other in this book. The Outcroppings Trail travels

Bear Creek Loop :: Tishomingo, MS

Tishomingo State Park, 1,530 acres, is set among outlier foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is Mississippi’s high country. This hike travels along Bear Creek, with its stone outcrops towering over rapids, then turns away from the valley. This

Ethel Vance Natural Area Trails :: Liberty, MS

Ethel Vance Natural Area is located on the banks of the West Fork Amite River in the extreme southwest portion of the state. Run by the city of Liberty, the seat of Amite County, this park features 10 miles of singletrack trails, popular with mountai

Ccc Camp Trail :: Tishomingo County, MS

Ccc Camp Trail is a hiking trail in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. It is three miles long and begins at 467 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,576 feet. The Tiishomingo State Park Swimming Pool sw

Outcroppings Trail :: Tishomingo County, MS

Outcroppings Trail is a hiking trail in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 503 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 927 feet. The trail ends near the Tiishomingo State P

Pirate’s Alley Nature Trail :: Waveland, MS

I know the kids will want to spend most of the day in Buccaneer State Park’s wave pool, but I’m pretty sure they will also love this short and easy romp along the Pirate’s Alley Nature Trail. The trail is lined with moss-covered oak trees and leads

Lake Lowndes Horse and Bike Trail :: Columbus, MS

This trail is actually a series of loops that range through hills and streams on the east side of Lake Lowndes at Lake Lowndes State Park. Though it is officially called a horse and bike trail, truth is it is only lightly used by both groups. Don’t e

Lost Bluff Trail at Grenada Lake :: Grenada, MS

This is one of the best hikes in the entire state. Enjoy a well-marked and maintained trail through some of the steepest terrain around. This well-maintained path is part of a nice recreation area run by the Army Corps of Engineers. Unlike some trail