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Tuxachanie Trail

Perkinston, MS

Tuxachanie Trail is a 13 mile point-to-point trail located near Perkinston, Mississippi that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping, fishing, hiking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Clear Springs Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

We went to check out the facilities and the trails today. I posted a few photos. Part of the trail closest to the lake is closed due to a bridge that was damaged. We had no idea until we arrived at the bridge. There weren't any signs near the swimming area, which is where we started our hike. But except for that it's a very interesting trail. I can't speak for the trails that run further away from the lake. We didn't try those out today. We will be back soon however.

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Black Creek Trail: Janice Landing to Big Creek Landing
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Love this trail.

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Ship Islands and Fort Massachusetts, Gulf Islands National Seashore
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

My wife and I have been here several times from 2006 through 2014. Take your sunblock! Although I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to make this trip, I do recommend it if you're in the area. Take your sunblock! Insect repellent isn't always necessary but occasionally it is appreciated. There is no shade unless you rent umbrellas from the boat company. The fort is moderately interesting. Watch for dolphins on the boat ride out to the island and occasionally swimming along the beach. The condition of the beach is variable; sometimes it's pristine with fresh white sand, other times it's black and/or covered in washed-up dried-out seaweed. Did I mention to take your sunblock?! On weekends the main beach area can be over-run with people but it isn't hard to walk up the beach far enough to get away from the crowd. You can bring a cooler on the boat ride to the island, highly recommend roller coolers as the walk across the island to the gulf-side beach is long if you're carrying a cooler.

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Clark Creek Primitive Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

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Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Trail runs parallel to a busy highway which isn't only loud but is visible from the trail. Even in the middle of summer when trees are at it's thickest, you can see the traffic clearly. If you are looking for a peaceful and scenic trail, this isn't it. Also the trail was closed 1 mile in for construction. I was not aware of this as it was not noted on the website and drove an hour away, I was disappointed. Not sure that I will return even after it is open.

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Clear Springs Trail
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice, well marked trails make up this trail system. There are 4 different trails ranging from 1 mile around the lake to 12 miles. All of the trails are loops. A small day use fee is paid on the honor system just passed the trailhead.

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Black Creek Trail: Fairley Bridge Landing to Janice Landing
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My hubby and I went here on father's day. The trails are alright but they need to be cut more. we had shorts on and my legs got scratched up. there were some wet spots that we had to walk through but no big deal. and the one trail we wanted to take wasn't there.

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Tuxachanie Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked 5 miles to campground and back to car at trailhead in 4 1/2 hours. My phone said however it was just over 6 miles??? Trail was mostly flat and very well maintained! Easy hike but as it's June in the south it was hot so bring plenty of water!

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Clark Creek Primitive Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Worth the two hour drive for me. Long and strenuous but the rare sight of waterfalls in the south make it worth it. Read my full review and things you should know before visiting this trail at my blog:
http://sunshineseeker.weebly.com/blog/clark-creek-directions-suggestions-and-cautions

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Tuxachanie Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

well marked but rather repetitive in view. Tons of pine forest scenery and a bit of hardwood mixed in. Certainly a beginner trail, but an enjoyable one-especially to introduce kids to hiking. it looks to be a good horse trail though I don't ride. Horses have a different trail than hikers mostly. It's a good distance trail for MS; but nothing exciting.

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