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Distance

13 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Difficult

Δ Elevation (FT)

Minimal

USGS Quad Map(s):  De Soto National Forest Topo Map

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Tuxachanie Trail

Mississippi

  • Looking up at a giant Longleaf Pine.

Activities & Features



Notes

Tuxachanie Trail is a difficult hike in De Soto National Forest near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Forest Service says "the first five miles of Tuxachanie Trail (between the trailhead on Highway 49 and the Airey Campground offer a variety of habitats, all offering wildflower viewing opportunities in season. The trail crosses a variety of wetland situations including sloughs, creeks, ponds, pitcher-plant bogs, and lowland swamps. Intermixed with these wet habitats are acres of dry, sandy longleaf pine woods. There is even a small beech-magnolia forest about a mile from the trailhead. This section of trail follows an old abandoned logging railroad built in the early 1900s by immigrants using hand tools and mule-drawn earthmovers. Visitors enter the trail through long rows of live oaks planted at the site in 1935. The trail is fairly flat and easy walking and includes several sections of elevated wooden footbridges. There is a short section of the trail that is shared by a horse trail." There is camping available in the DeSoto National Forest.

History

This section of trail follows an old abandoned logging railroad built in the early 1900s by immigrants using hand tools and mule-drawn earthmovers. Visitors enter the trail through long rows of live oaks planted at the site in 1935.

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Contact: De Soto National Forest Suite 500-N 200 S. Lamar St. Jackson, MS 39201

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