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1.5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)


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Trace Park Nature Trail


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Activities & Features


Trace Park Nature Trail is an easy hike in Trace State Park near Starkville, Mississippi. This trail is kid and dog friendly, but your furry kids must be on leash. The park website says "Trace State Park Nature Trail offers a unique landscape of upland pine, hardwoods, and wetland forest. Also of interest, hikers may use our ORV Trails area which features 35 miles of trails that can be utilized by ATV's, motorcycles, horse, mountain bikes as well as the occasional hiker." There is camping available in Trace State Park.


"Trace State Park also adds to Mississippi's History as within the park was once called the home of one America's early and colorful pioneers, Davy Crockett. Crockett lived here as a horse trader with the Chickasaw Indians after his defeat for reelection to Congress in his home state of Tennessee. It was while living here he learned of his friend, Sam Houston's plight in Texas and traveled there to help and was later killed in the Battle of the Alamo."

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Trace State Park 2139 Faulkner Rd Belden, MS 38826

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