The Best Hiking in Mississippi

Looking for the best hiking in Mississippi? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mississippi. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Mississippi

  • Foxworth, Mississippi

    Hike Red Bluff

    4.5
    3 mi / -360 ft gain
    Starting about 300 or so feet up, Red Bluff offers beautiful views of a mini Grand Canyon that continues to grow with every rainfall. From the hike, to the road it has torn to shreds, or to the creek, Red Bluff offers many views to see some great aspects of Mother Nature.On the map, the skinny ro...
    Read more
  • Woodville, Mississippi

    Hike the Clark Creek Primitive Trail

    4.7
    2.6 mi
    Many small cascades can be found along this creek. On hot summer days, it's a great place to jump in and cool off. There is a $3 fee per vehicle, plus an addition dollar per person for groups larger than two.
    Read more
  • Perkinston, Mississippi

    Hike the Tuxachanie Trail to Airey Lake

    3.5
    11.5 mi / 370 ft gain
    The Tuxachanie trail crosses a variety of wetland locations including sloughs, creeks, ponds, pitcher-plant bogs, and lowland swamps. There are bridges and wooden planks to aid in crossing most of these wetland environments. I only came across one crossing that seemed rather sketchy, and that one...
    Read more
  • Roxie, Mississippi

    Hike or Bike the Clear Springs Trail

    4.0
    10 mi
    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.
    Read more
  • Perkinston, Mississippi

    Hike the Tuxachanie Trail

    3.0
    14 mi / 239 ft gain
    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. You will pass by a duck pond, as well. At the first T junction after the pond, turn left. At the next three ...
    Read more
  • Wiggins, Mississippi

    Hike Black Creek Trail

    3.0
    12.9 mi / 897 ft gain
    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. Cross Fairly Bridge Road to continue on the trail on the other side. After some ups and downs through the forest you will climb up to a ridge with...
    Read more
  • Ackerman, Mississippi

    Camp at Choctaw Lake Recreation Area

    5.0
    The Choctaw Lake Recreation Area is great, as it provides opportunities for so many different recreational activities. Its two lakes can host various water activities (i.e. swimming, paddling, fishing, etc.). Cabin Lake is the smaller of the two lakes and is also the calmest. Then there is the 10...
    Read more
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    Bike the Longleaf Trace

    5.0
    40.3 mi
    The Longleaf Trace is an old railroad line that has been paved over to convert it into a running, biking, hiking, equestrian trail. Doing the entire Longleaf Trace at once is an extremely strenuous task - Took me 7.5 hours! Luckily, there are plenty of waypoints along the Trace. This allows you t...
    Read more
  • Ocean Springs, Mississippi

    Bike or Run the Front Beach Walking Path

    5.0
    2.4 mi
    Tired of walking on a boring treadmill? Then come walk or bike along Front Beach in Ocean Springs. It is a very popular walking path because of its beauty and amenities. Fort Marpaus Park is located about halfway down the path and has a shaded pavilion, benches, and restrooms. There are two piers...
    Read more
  • Holly Springs, Mississippi

    Hike around Wall Doxey State Park

    2.0
    2.5 mi
    Starting from the Ranger station walk North or South which will lead you to the parks nature trail. You'll hike pretty close to the lake the entire time through lots of hardwoods, flora and fauna native to the State of Mississippi. Elevation gain is very minimal but does offer some beautiful pano...
    Read more
  • Ocean Springs, Mississippi

    Bike or Run the Biloxi Bay Bridge

    5.0
    3.4 mi / 44 ft gain
    This walking path is very popular among locals, and for good reason. The perfect excuse to get outside and soak up the South Mississippi sun, this path offers a great place to train for a 5K, go for a relaxing walk, or ride your bike. There are three benches on the bridge if you need to take a br...
    Read more
  • Ocean Springs, Mississippi

    Photograph the Wildlife at Davis Bayou Area

    5.0
    The Davis Bayou Area is an estuary teeming with wildlife. Its salt marshes serve as nurseries for crabs, fish, and other marine life; its coastal woodlands are home to pines, magnolias, and saw palmettos. The William M. Colmer Visitor Center is where visitors can view the park oriented film and e...
    Read more
  • Flora, Mississippi

    Walk Through the Mississippi Petrified Forest

    1 mi / 50 ft gain
    Mississippi Petrified Forest is a petrified forest located near Flora, Mississippi in the United States. It is a little over 20 miles northwest of Jackson. It is privately owned and open for public visits. The forest is believed to have been formed 36 million years ago when fir and maple logs was...
    Read more
  • Woodville, Mississippi

    Hike the Clark Creek Nature Area Loop

    4.0
    4.4 mi
    At times, this can be a very strenuous hike due to its steeply sloping loess bluff hills and frequent creek crossings. The trails are all marked with blazes and the occasional trail map. Clark Creek has over 50 waterfalls, many of which range from 10 to 30 feet. One of which along the trail has a...
    Read more
  • Wiggins, Mississippi

    Flint Creek Water Park Nature Trail

    2.25 mi / 364 ft gain
    Flint Creek Water Park Nature Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Wiggins, Mississippi.
    Read more
  • Sardis, Mississippi

    Sandstone Nature Trail

    1.6 mi / 102 ft gain
    Sandstone Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Sardis, Mississippi.
    Read more