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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 »

Things To Do

Hikers along the Rocky Springs trail will discover this cemetery near the Rocky Springs church.

The cemetery at Rocky Springs Church is just one of the many places worth exploring along the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.

NPS

As you might expect, the primary recreation along the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail is hiking. This trail offers genuine opportunities to explore diverse natural environments that include wetlands, swamps, Spanish moss, hardwood forest, rock outcroppings, and overlooks. The trail also connects you to the historical significance of the Old Natchez Trace. In some places you can even walk along the Old Trace itself and follow the footsteps of those that have walked hundreds, and even thousands of years before you.

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.