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3.5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)


USGS Quad Map(s):  Lake Lowndes State Park Map

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Opossum Nature Trail (LLSP)


  • Maybe you'll get lucky and see a Possum on the Opossum Nature Trail.

Activities & Features


Opossum Nature Trail is a moderate hike in Lake Lowndes State Park near Starkville, Mississippi. This trail is good for kids and is dog friendly. Your furry kids have to be on leash. The park website says hikers should expect high "rocky ridges or smell the flowers along shaded forest paths. Lake Lowndes offers a variety of trails to accommodate everyone from the recreational walker to those training for the marathon. The Opossum Nature Trail is covered in different species of plants and trees, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. A 3.5 mile nature trail winds through the backside of the park, providing a close look at native birds, plants and wildlife. If you wanted to keep hiking once the trail ends, hike down the park road towards the end of the park to make your hike 5.6 miles." There is camping available in Lake Lowndes State Park.

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Contact: Lake Lowndes State Park 3319 Lake Lowndes Road Columbus, MS 39702

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