Black Creek Trail Janice Landing to Big Creek Landing

Wiggins, Mississippi 39577

Black Creek Trail Janice Landing to Big Creek Landing

Black Creek Trail: Janice Landing to Big Creek Landing Professional Review and Guide

"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 your eyes peeled for those white blazes. Leave the parking area near Janice and soon come to Black Creek, keeping along the stream before meandering in thick woods to reach a segment of bottomland replete with numerous swamps, sloughs, and wetlands. Work your way into pine country, where the open wetlands host many insect-eating pitcher plants.

Return streamside near Moodys Landing, where the trail follows Black Creek for several miles, nearing sandbars and climbing to piney bluffs offering great river views. Head into hill country again, where longleaf pines grow tall near the site of an old, abandoned Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Cross the highway, then make your most extensive pine-land walk before returning to Black Creek and its lush bottomland hardwoods. The last few miles of the trek stay streamside until the path arrives at Big Creek Landing and its northern terminus."

Black Creek Trail: Janice Landing to Big Creek Landing Reviews

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4/25/2009
Tried to hike from Janice Landing north to Moody's Landing. About 1 mile north of Janice Landing the trail becomes impassable through a swampy area. Worked around it on forest roads and picked up trail about 2/3 mile past that point. Hike is boring except along Creek. NOTE - no dry crossing when trail reaches Moody's Landing!
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1/6/2008
Since 8 miles of the trail are open, you must start it at the CCC camp right off highway 49. From there it is about an 8 mile hike to big creek landing. You will immediately cross highway 49. The first part of the hike is through somewhat dense forest, so beware of ticks in the first 2-3 miles. After that it is a pretty easy, but sort of boring...until you get to Black Creek. Around there the hike gets a bit more scenic because of the sand beds alongside the creek, which is where I camped out for the night. Overall, the camping alongside the creek was good, but the hike not so much.
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11/29/2005
Hurricane Katrina has closed this trail until January. Help has come from far away as Montana to clear all the trails in the DeSoto National Forest.
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Trail Information

Wiggins
Nearby City
24.1
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Best during early spring, fall, and winter
Season
150 feet
Trailhead Elevation
260 feet
Top Elevation

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Jul 2018