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.

a section of the Old Natchez Trace known as sunken trail due to the erosion along the path.

Hike a Section of the Scenic Trail

Download a map and follow in the footsteps of the of boatmen, settlers, American Indians, and slaves who hiked the old Natchez Trace.

Last updated: February 4, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


The visitor center is open 7 days a week during normal business hours. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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