The Best Outdoor Activities in Mississippi

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Hike the Clark Creek Primitive Trail

Mississippi / Clark Creek Primitive Trail

Many small cascades can be found along this creek. On hot summer days, it's a great place to jump in and cool off.

Hike the Tuxachanie Trail

Mississippi / Tuxachanie Trailhead

This day hike portion of the 23 mile Tuxachanie Trail (white blazes) starts by the shore of Airey Lake. Shortly the trail turns and follows Tuxachanie Creek through a longleaf pine forest.

Hike or Bike the Clear Springs Trail

Mississippi / Clear Springs Trailhead

Open to hikers and bikers for a $3 fee, this single-track loop passes by creeks and hills, making for a scenic hike or ride in the Homochitto National Forest.

Hike Black Creek Trail

Mississippi / Black Creek Trailhead

From the parking lot, the trail enters into the forest. After 0.8 miles, cross over a dirt road and turn left. At the T junction on FS 374 turn right.

Hike Red Bluff

Mississippi / Red Bluff Trailhead

Starting about 300 or so feet up, Red Bluff offers beautiful views of a mini Grand Canyon that continues to grow with every rainfall.

Brandon Hebert
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Hike around Wall Doxey State Park

Mississippi / Wall Doxey State Park Parking Lot

Starting from the Ranger station walk North or South which will lead you to the parks nature trail.

Chris Akins
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Canoe Black Creek

Mississippi / Moody's Landing

There are multiple different boat ramps to launch at along Black Creek.

Joshua Braun
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Bike the Longleaf Trace

Mississippi / Longleaf Trace Gateway

The Longleaf Trace is an old railroad line that has been paved over to convert it into a running, biking, hiking, equestrian trail.

Joshua Braun
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