The Info List - Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

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Coordinates: 34°40′3.81″N 88°5′17.93″W / 34.6677250°N 88.0883139°W / 34.6677250; -88.0883139

Natchez Trace Trail

Natchez Trace Trail in Warner Park, Nashville, Tennessee.

Length over 60 miles with 5 segments [1]

Location Mississippi and Tennessee in the United States

Designation National Scenic Trail in 1983

Use Hiking, Horseback riding

Hiking details

Sights ghost town of Rocky Springs Ross Barnett Reservoir

Surface soil

Website www.nps.gov/natt/

The Natchez Trace Trail is a designated National Scenic Trail in the United States, whose route generally follows sections of the 444-mile (715 km) Natchez Trace Parkway through the states of Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. The Natchez Trace Trail is not envisioned as a long, continuous footpath, as is the case with other national scenic trails (such as the Appalachian Trail); rather, only a limited number of trail segments along the route, currently over 60 miles (97 km)[1] of trail, have been developed for hiking and horseback riding. Moreover, the Natchez Trace Trail, unlike many others that rely heavily on volunteers for trail construction and maintenance, is managed and maintained by the National Park Service. Sections of the trail follow along the Natchez Trace Parkway road shoulder, and cross county and state roads. The Natchez Trace Parkway and National Scenic Trail commemorate the historic Natchez Trace, an ancient path that began as a wildlife and Native American trail, and has a rich history of use by explorers, "Kaintuck" boatmen, post riders, and military men. Trail Sections[edit] This trail comprises five (5) sections. The table below is ordered from South, Milepost 0 (Natchez) to North, Milepost 444 (near Nashville), but can be sorted differently.

Section Name South Milepost North Milepost Notes

Potkopinu 17 20 As of 19 April 2012[update], this trail undergoing improvement and stream crossing may range from muddy to knee deep water.[2]

Rocky Springs Trail 52.4 59 visitors can see the ghost town of Rocky Springs, Mississippi

Yockanookany Trail 107.9 130 immediately north of Jackson, Mississippi, longest trail section, 8 miles (13 km) of the trail section parallels the Ross Barnett Reservoir[2]

Blackland Prairie Trail 260 266 in Tupelo, Mississippi

Highland Rim 407.9 427.4


^ a b "Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail". National Park Service. U.S. Department of Interior. Retrieved 2012-04-19.  ^ a b "Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Guide" (PDF). U.S. National Park Service. p. 2. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 

External links[edit]

National Park Service website Natchez Trace Compact

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Big Cypress Tree Big Hill Pond Chickasaw Fort Pillow Meeman-Shelby Forest Nathan Bedford Forrest Natchez Trace Paris Landing Pickwick Landing Pinson Mounds Reelfoot Lake T.O. Fuller

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