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Southern Backpacking

Adventure in the Deep South
Mississippi is a surprising place to backpack. Few people in the state backpack, so often one finds they have the trail all to themselves. Some places see alot of day hikers, and on those trails you may find you see people all of the day, but have evenings and nights all to yourself.

Everything from mixed hardwood forests to pine forests, rolling hills to swamp, waterfalls to caves may be found in the state, often on the same trail. A diversity of wildlife may also be seen in the state. Although there are no mountains, occasionally a trail can be quite challenging. Water is abundant. In short, it can be a perfect place for both the seasoned and the beginner to backpack.

Most of Mississippi's backpacking is found in its six National Forests:
Bienville National Forest
DeSoto National Forest
Homochitto National Forest
Holly Springs National Forest
Tombigbee National Forest
Delta National Forest
Below you will find a listing of trails that have been backpacked by us, with a report on each trail. Each trail will have a listing of maps, websites and phone numbers for more information on each trail. It is suggested that you call ahead to get the most up-to-date conditions for a trail before setting out.
Richardson Creek Trail, Homochitto NF
Black Creek Trail, DeSoto NF
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