A hiking heaven.

For your hiking enjoyment, the Natchez Trace Parkway offers over 25 nature and guided trails that range from 1/8 to 2.5 miles. You’ll find five hiking sections of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail connected by the Parkway, totaling over 60 miles. In fact, the Natchez Trace has consistently been named Best Hiking Area in Mississippi!

The Natchez Trace offers genuine opportunities to explore diverse natural environments that include wetlands, swamps, Spanish moss, hardwood forest, rock outcroppings, and overlooks. 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.

We strongly encourage you to visit the sparkling waterfalls during your hike, as well. Winding 444 miles through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, there are so many places to experience nature and the great outdoors during your hiking adventure.

Where To Hike

The Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail features five hiking trails:

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Ready to take a hike?

Hiking along the Natchez Trace Parkway is most popular during spring and summer, but generally temperate weather makes it enjoyable year round. No matter when or where you decide to go, one thing is for sure: you’ll have an awesome experience!

Plan your hike with travel itineraries and our Interactive Map.

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