• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Mississippi District Hiking Trails

The Mississippi District has miles of barrier island beaches to walk and designated trails in the Davis Bayou Area in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Nature's Way Trail

.5 mile

This loop trail provides scenic overlooks of the bayou. Look for the trail guide at the entrance of the trail. This trail connects to the Davis Bayou Trail.

Davis Bayou Trail

1 mile

You can start either from the Visitor Center parking lot or near the picnic area near the campground to hike this trail.

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Spur

.25 mile

Enjoy a short spur on the old CCC Road that was built in the 1930s and enjoy a scenic view of the bayou.

Did You Know?

The long roots of the sea oats help hold the dunes together.

The stunning sugar white beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore are composed of fine quartz eroded from granite in the Appalachian Mountains. The sand is carried seaward by rivers and creeks and deposited by currents along the shore.