Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers
Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »
A Walk through History
The 450-mile foot trail that became known as the Natchez Trace was the lifeline through the Old Southwest. You can experience portions of that journey the way earlier travelers did - on foot. Today there are five separate trails totaling over 60 miles and they are administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Experience history as you walk along this quiet, three-mile "sunken" trail, altered by the feet of thousands of travelers. Shallow water crossings.Read More
Rocky Springs Trail
About 30 miles southwest of Jackson, Mississippi, near Port Gibson, the Rocky Springs section offers ten miles of trail.Read More
The Yockanookany Trail is 24 miles long and passes through a variety of areas of historical significance and natural beauty.Read More
Blackland Prairie Trail
The Blackland Prairie Trail near Tupelo winds for six miles through hardwood forests and blackbelt prairie.Read More
Highland Rim Trail
The Highland Rim Trail is 24 miles long and located about 40 miles south of Nashville.Read More
Did You Know?
The National Trails System Act of 1968 identified the Natchez Trace as one of the initial 14 routes nationwide thought to have potential as a national scenic trail.