Trails in South Mississippi

Trail Milepost Distance Description
Elizabeth Female Academy 5.1 450 ft Paved trail to the academy remains
Emerald Mound Walk 10.3 400 ft Uphill walk leading to Emerald Mound’s eight-acre plateau with nice views of the countryside
Mount Locust Trail 15.6 0.5 mi Network of trails that lead to the historic house, grape arbor, cemeteries of past owners and enslaved workers, and a brick kiln. Paved (some rough) from contact station to a little past the house
Bullen Creek 18.4 1100 ft Walk with interpretive stops explaining the characteristics of a mature hardwood forest
Sunken Trace Trail 41.5 600 ft Section of the Old Trace that is sunken due to thousands of travelers walking on the easily eroded loess soil
Grindstone Ford Trail 45.7 0.5 mi Loop trail that takes you to the Old Trace and an old cemetery
Dean's Stand 73.5 0.25 mi Trail near the homestead of William Dean and his wife, Margaret, who settled near here in 1823
Ridgeland Cowles Mead Cemetery Trail 88 600 ft Walk to Cowles Mead Cemetery
Brashear’s Stand Old Trace & Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trailhead 104.5 550 ft
(Chisha Foka 10 mi)
Loop takes you to a portion of the sunken part of the Old Natchez Trace. A wheelchair accessible boardwalk takes you to the Mississippi Crafts Center and a view of the Old Trace. This lot is also parking and access to the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail (For info on Chisha Foka Trail, please visit chishafoka - Natchez Trace Parkway (U.S. National Park Service) (
Boyds Site Trail 106.9 150 ft Trail to an American Indian mound site which was constructed during the late Woodland, early Mississippian period around 800 -1100 CE
*Note: This table does not include National Scenic Trail sections. For information on the Scenic Trail, please visit Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (U.S. National Park Service) (

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