Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

There is currently 63 miles of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail open for use in four areas along the Natchez Trace Parkway. At the northern end of the Parkway there is 24 miles of trail within the Leipers Fork district, near Franklin, Tennessee, extending from the Garrison Creek parking area (milepost 427.6), south to Tennessee Highway 50 (milepost 408). The Tupelo district in Tupelo, Mississippi, has 7 miles of trail open for use extending from the Beech Springs parking area (milepost 266) to Chickasaw Village (milepost 261.8). The Ridgeland district, near Ridgeland, Mississippi, has 22 miles of trail open for use extending from the Yockanookany pull-off and Picnic Area (milepost 131), south to the West Florida Boundary (milepost 108). Near Port Gibson, Mississippi, the Rocky Springs section of trail in the Port Gibson district, has 10 miles open for use extending from the Regantown road trailhead (milepost 59), south to Russell Road (milepost 50.8). The trail has been built and maintained primarily by members of the Natchez Trace Trail Conference, Vicksburg Trail dusters, Student Conservation Association, Boy Scouts of America and other interested volunteers. Future additions of trail are planned.

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