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A group 5 hikers and one dog walking on a grass covered trail. Tall prairie grass border both sides of the trail
Hikers exploring the Blackland Prairie Section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

NPS Photo/ Marc Muench

Today the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail consists of five separate sections--over 60 miles--developed for hiking and horseback riding. Portions of scenic trail follow segments of the original Old Natchez Trace. Like the Natchez Trace Parkway, the scenic trail is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Take your time and you will be rewarded with the sights and sounds experienced by those who came long before you.

The five developed sections of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail are accessed from many points along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Specific information about each trailhead is below. When you are on the trail itself, look for markings of white blazes or brown and white signs.

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Highland Rim Section, Milepost 407.9 to Milepost 427.4

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    Blackland Prairie Section, Milepost 260.8 to Milepost 266

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      Yockanookany Section, Milepost 108 to Milepost 131

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        Rocky Springs Section, Milepost 52.4 to Milepost 59

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          Potkopinu Section, Milepost 17 to Milepost 20

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            Last updated: May 5, 2021

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