Best Backpacking in Mississippi

This list represents the most popular backpacking in Mississippi. Use this list to plan your next Mississippi backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Pass Christian, Long Beach, and Gulfport, Mississippi


From breeze-swept white-sand beaches and antebellum Greek Revival and West Indies–style mansions to glitzy casinos, river kayaking and Civil War–era forts, this stretch of the Mississippi Gulf Coast i…
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#2. Corinth, Mississippi, and Shiloh, TN


Corinth is nestled right in the intersection of some highways. It takes almost two hours to get there. If you’re a Civil War buff, Corinth is an absolute must. When Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
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#3. Biloxi, Mississippi


No fewer than eight flags have flown over this belle-of-the-ball resort town since its founding in 1699 by French explorer Iberville. Over the past three centuries, France, Britain, Spain, the Republi…
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#4. Oxford, Mississippi


Home of Ole Miss and Faulkner’s mansion, tailgate parties, and literary readings, Oxford, Mississippi, is South with a capital S. It’s a little over an hour’s drive from Memphis. Leaving the busy inte…
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#5. Southaven and Olive Branch, MS


The drive is a straight shot and takes only about fifteen minutes, which puts you smack dab in Southaven, otherwise known as the Top of Mississippi and the former home of author John Grisham. You’ll a…
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#6. Waveland and Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi


New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast have enjoyed strong ties ever since the city’s founder, Pierre le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville, landed on the shores of Biloxi in 1699. Despite many New Orleania…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from New Orleans"
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#7. Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi


The modern parkway, part of the National Scenic Byways Program, allows travelers to enjoy a relaxed drive (the speed limit is 50 miles per hour) through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, while abso…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
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#8. Hernando, Senatobia, and Sardis, MS


Once you cross the Mississippi border, it won’t be long until you reach the home of two of the most intimate bed-and-breakfasts in the South. This guide from the DayTrips series describes many fasci…
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Sardis, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
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#9. Grenada, Mississippi


The charming little town of Grenada is undergoing some big changes, especially downtown. This small town had quite an unusual beginning. Its roots lie in a literal marriage between two dueling towns—P…
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#10. Nesbit, Mississippi


From Memphis, head into Mississippi. Just a few miles from the state line find the winding road to the secluded Bonne Terre Inn. Once you arrive, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away from the…
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#11. Tunica County and Merigold, MS


Tunica County is one of the most popular destinations in Mississippi, primarily because of the casinos. Nestled among quiet country roads is Robinsonville, home of the Midsouth’s version of Las Vegas…
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Merigold, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
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#12. New Albany, Tupelo, and Aberdeen, MS


There’s not much to see in northern Mississippi; a Texaco just outside Byhalia is about the only shopping for the hour and a half you’re on the road. But once you reach your destination, you’ll be abl…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
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#13. Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Time was when people might have snickered had you’d told them you were going to Hattiesburg, unless, of course, it was to the University of Southern Mississippi to earn a college degree. But over the…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from New Orleans"
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#14. Byhalia and Holly Springs, MS


It seems fitting tat a place as simple and down to earth as Byhalia, Mississippi, can be visited with an easy one-step trip. You’ll run smack dab into downtown, where the local chamber of commerce has…
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