Best Hiking in Mississippi

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

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#1. Black Creek Trail: Fairley Bridge Landing to Janice Landing


This section of trail begins its upstream trek in the lower Black Creek valley, traversing the thick woods of South Mississippi. Much of the trail lies within the corridor of the federally designated…
From the guidebook "Long Trails of the Southeast"
Wiggins, MS - Hiking - 16.6 miles Best Trail in ms - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#2. Black Creek Trail: Janice Landing to Big Creek Landing


This section of the BCT stays along its namesake stream more than the lower section, making for easier access to the cool waters and those white sandbars. It is also harder to follow in spots, so have…
From the guidebook "Long Trails of the Southeast"
Wiggins, MS - Hiking - 24.1 miles Best Trail in ms - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#3. 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…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from New Orleans"
Gulfport, MS - Backpacking, Hiking Best Trail in ms - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Mississippi - Rough Guides


When cotton was king – and slavery was as yet unchallenged – Mississippi was the nation’s fifth wealthiest state. Since the Civil War, however, it has been the poorest, its dependence on cotton now a…
From the guidebook "The Rough Guide to USA"
Jackson, MS - Hiking Best Trail in ms - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Rough Guides

#5. 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"
Corinth, MS - Backpacking, Hiking Best Trail in ms - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#6. 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…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from New Orleans"
Biloxi, MS - Backpacking, Hiking Best Trail in ms - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#7. 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…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
Oxford, MS - Backpacking, Hiking Best Trail in ms - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#8. 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…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
Southaven, MS - Backpacking, Hiking Best Trail in ms - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#9. 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"
Waveland, MS - Backpacking, Hiking Best Trail in ms - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#10. 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"
Tupelo, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#11. 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…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
Sardis, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#12. 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…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
Grenada, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#13. 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…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
Nesbit, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#14. 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…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
Merigold, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#15. 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"
Aberdeen, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#16. 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"
Hattiesburg, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#17. 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…
From the guidebook "Day Trips from Memphis"
Holly Springs, MS - Backpacking, Hiking
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#18. Escatawpa Trail


Here’s something a little different: a trail at a state welcome center and a fine one at that. The Escatawpa Trail is an easy 1.4-mile loop located at the Mississippi Welcome Center on I-10 West at th…
From the guidebook "Hiking the Gulf Coast"
Moss Point, MS - Hiking - 1.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Fontainebleau Walking Trail


Experience the transitional Gulf habitat of Mississippi along the Fontainebleau Loop at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. While short in length, the loop opens up this world of…
From the guidebook "Hiking the Gulf Coast"
Ocean Springs, MS - Hiking - 1.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. Davis Bayou Trail


While this nearly 2-mile hike is partially a walk down Davis Bayou’s Park Road, there are some great views of the bayou marsh, a numbered nature trail through a saltwater marsh lined with pine and swe…
From the guidebook "Hiking the Gulf Coast"
Ocean Springs, MS - Hiking - 1.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides