Motorcycling the Natchez Trace

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The Natchez Trace Parkway is the ultimate motorcycle route. It’s 444 miles from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN through beautiful scenery, curvy roads, history, interesting stops, minimal traffic, places to stay and good restaurants.

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The Natchez Trace Parkway is the ultimate motorcycle route. It’s a 444 mile historic road from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN through beautiful scenery, curvy roads, history, interesting stops, minimal traffic, places to stay and good restaurants. What else could you ask for?

During this time of year, spring is the perfect time to hop on a motorcycle and take a relaxing drive on the Trace. The wildflowers are blooming and the trees and grass are a beautiful, bright green color. The weather is just right during the spring–warm enough to ride but not too hot yet.

Traffic is generally light and there are often more motorcycles on the road than vehicles. You don’t have to worry about stop signs or stop lights… just keep cruising, enjoy the scenery and the wind blowing through your hair. The Parkway is clean and smooth, so you won’t be tackling bumpy roads.

All along the Trace in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee you’ll find historical and nature attractions. Take a break, notice the gorgeous nature that surrounds you and learn a little history at the designated mileposts. Numerous side roads take you past antebellum and victorian homes, sunken roads, civil war battlefields and southern towns.

If you’re feeling hungry, restaurants are located just off the Trace in our corridor communities. Head to scenictrace.com, click Communities, then click on Restaurants under the community in which you would like to search.

Need a gasoline or a restroom? No problem! Restroom facilities are provided by the National Park Service about every twenty miles or so.

Mississippi:

  • Mount Locust – restroom stop, milepost 15.5
  • Coles Creek – restroom stop, milepost 17.5
  • MS Hwy 18 in Port Gibson – gasoline/market, milepost 41.3
  • Rocky Springs – restroom stop, milepost 54.8
  • MS Hwy 467 in Raymond – gasoline/market, milepost 79
  • Clinton Visitor’s Center on Pinehaven Road  – gasoline/market, milepost 89
  • US Hwy 51 – gasoline/market, milepost 102.4
  • MS Hwy 43 – gasoline/market, milepost 114.9
  • River Bend – restroom stop, milepost 122.6
  • Ratliff Ferry Road – gasoline/market, milepost 123.8
  • MS Hwy 16 – gasoline/market, milepost 135.5
  • MS Hwy 429 – gasoline/market, milepost 146.2
  • Holly Hill – restroom stop, milepost 154.3
  • Kosciusko Information Center – gasoline/market, milepost 159.8
  • French Camp – Council House Café, milepost 180.7
  • Jeff Busby – restroom and water only – market/gas station is closed, milepost 193.1
  • MS Hwy 9 – gasoline/market at the exit, milepost 195.3
  • US 82 – gasoline/market, milepost 204.2
  • Witch Dance restroom stop, milepost 233.2
  • Pontocola Road/CR 506 – gasoline/market, milepost 251.6
  • Palmetto Road (Verona exit) – gasoline/market, milepost 255.7
  • MS Hwy 6/Main Street – gasoline/market, milepost 260.0
  • McCullough Blvd. – gasoline/market, milepost 262.3
  • Tupelo Visitor Center – restroom stop, milepost 266
  • MS Hwy 363 – gasoline/market, milepost 270.7
  • Pharr Mounds – restroom stop, milepost 286.7
  • MS Hwy 25 – gasoline/market, milepost 302

Alabama:

  • US 72 – gasoline/market, milepost 320.3
  • Colbert Ferry – gasoline/market, milepost 327.3
  • AL Hwy 14 – gasoline/market, milepost 331.9
  • AL Hwy 20 – gasoline/market, milepost 337

Tennessee:

  • TN Hwy 13 – gasoline/market, milepost 350.7
  • TN Hwy 14 in Collinwood – gasoline/market, milepost 354.9
  • Glenrock Branch – restroom stop, milepost 364.5
  • US 64 – gasoline/market, milepost 370
  • Jacks Branch – restroom stop, milepost 377.8
  • TN Hwy 20 – gasoline/market, milepost 385.9
  • Meriwether Lewis – restroom stop, milepost 385.9
  • US 412 – Fall Hollow Market right at exit, milepost 392
  • Jackson Falls – restroom stop, milepost 404.7
  • Gordon House – restroom stop, milepost 407.7
  • TN Hwy 50 – gasoline/markets, milepost 408
  • Garrison Creek – restroom stop, milepost 427.5
  • TN Hwy 46 in Leiper’s Fork – gasoline/market, milepost 42
  • TN Hwy 100 – gasoline/market, milepost 444

*Note: The Natchez Trace Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Reductions are necessary to comply with sequestration, but the park remains open and welcomes visitors. Click here to see the effects of the sequestration.

Enjoy your motorcycle ride on the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway this spring!