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    Natchez Trace

    National Scenic Trail Mississippi

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  • 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 »

Plan Your Visit

To plan your visit to the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, consider using the maps of each trail found on the home page, and the map of the Natchez Trace Parkway found here. Also, because the national scenic trail is administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway, please call the Parkway Visitor Center, in Tupelo, Mississippi, with questions at 1-800-305-7417.

As indicated on the maps, four of the five sections of national scenic trail are intended for horse travel too. However, please note that horseback riding is not permitted along the Parkway.

Did You Know?

The Tupelo Trail in Mississippi is one of the four sections of National Scenic Trail in the park.

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.