HIKING EXPERIENCES,
SET IN STONE

HIKING EXPERIENCES,
SET IN STONE

TAKE A HIKE

TRAILS & HIKING AREAS
Stone County, MS is home to some of the state’s best hiking trails and scenic forest areas to explore. If you love getting off the beaten path, exploring the great outdoors, and taking in all of the beauty of Mother Nature, a Stone County hiking adventure is the perfect getaway for you.

DESTINATIONS

TUXACHANIE TRAIL
VISIT: Open to visitors year-round

West End Trailhead/Parking Area
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CONTACT: De Soto Ranger District
(662) 873-6160

De Soto National Forest’s Tuxachanie Trail boasts 12 miles of gorgeous South Mississippi wildlife and scenery, including pine savannahs, swamps, and a variety of native flora including carnivorous pitcher plants. Visitors enter the trail to a beautiful, long row of live oaks planted in 1935. The first five miles of trail after on the west side follow an abandoned railroad line built in the early 1900s by Irish immigrants. The trail is fairly flat, making it easy walking for adults and children alike, and includes several sections of elevated wooden footbridges.
BUTTERCUP FLATS
VISIT: Open to visitors year-round

MS-26, Wiggins, MS 39577
West End Trailhead/Parking Area
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The wet savannas of the De Soto support a wide variety of rare and endangered plant and animal species, including gopher frogs, a variety of tortoises, and perhaps most impressive – the fascinating pitcher plant. Buttercup Flats is home to one of the largest concentrations of pitcher plants in the world, making it a must-see for nature enthusiasts of all ages.
BLACK CREEK HIKING TRAIL
VISIT: Open to visitors year-round

Black Creek Trailhead/Parking
at Fairley Landing
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CONTACT: De Soto Ranger District
(662) 873-6160

Discover the hidden beauty of the piney woods in the Gulf Coastal Plain by hiking one of Mississippi’s longest and most challenging trails.  The Black Creek Hiking Trail continues for 39 miles along the Black Creek River. Hikers can access the trail from Black Creek Trailhead, Fairly Bridge Landing, and Big Creek Landing. The trail climbs over rolling hills and meanders down to the flat land of Black Creek flood plain. Over 100 Bridges and boardwalks have been constructed to provide crossing over small streams and ponds. Approximately 10 miles of the trail is located in the Black Creek Wilderness. No drinking water is available along the trail. Only foot travel is permitted on the trail.
BETHEL BIKE TRAIL
VISIT: Open to visitors year-round

Black Creek Trailhead/Parking
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CONTACT: De Soto Ranger District
(662) 873-6160

If you love biking through the wilderness, the Bethel trails are for you! Tucked away in the gorgeous De Soto National Forest, there are three trails that are relatively flat and fast single tracks through pine forest with some wet spots, small climbs, a few log hoops, descents; and four mountain bike trails of various lengths and difficulty.
RAMSAY SPRINGS
VISIT: Open to visitors year-round

HWY 15 North Wiggins, MS 39577
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History buffs and Nature enthusiasts alike will enjoy a day spent exploring the Ramsay Springs area of Stone County. Said to have mystical curative properties, the Springs have attracted travelers from all over since the 1800s. Today, it’s the perfect spot to kayak, hike, and explore the beautiful South Mississippi landscape.
OLD WIRE ROAD TRAIL
VISIT: Open to visitors year-round

Starting at Roy O’Neal Rd. Wiggins, MS
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Casual walkers and cyclists will enjoy Old Wire Road Trail, a 7 Mile long pathway that follows the historic Old Wire Road, the 1846 telegraph line that connected the Gulf Coast to New York. This trail is paved and fairly consistently flat, making it the perfect destination for children and beginners.

BIG FOOT HORSE CAMP & TRAIL

VISIT: Open to visitors year-round

Forestry Road 426, Saucier, MS 39574
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CONTACT: (601) 528-6160

Operated by the United States Forest service, Big Foot Horse Trail features 23 miles of trail, which is excellent for beginner as well as experienced horseback rider or hiker. The trail offers four loops ranging in length from five to eleven miles.

MORE TO EXPLORE:

SCENIC
DRIVING TOUR

FLINT CREEK
WATER PARK

WILLIAMS FAMILY FARMS

PUMPKIN PATCH

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