The Gorgeous 11.9-Mile Hike In Mississippi’s Desoto National Forest That Will Lead You Past An Abandoned Railroad And Old POW Camp

DeSoto National Forest trails are plentiful. However, of all the trails within the forest, there’s one that stands out above the rest, and it’s the Tuxachanie Trail. Just under 12 miles, the trail is a lengthy one. Don’t let that deter you, though. It’s an easy trek and can be accessed from several different points, so you don’t have to hike the whole trail. You’ll definitely want to hike part of it, though, and that’s because it includes an abandoned railroad, former POW camp, and lots of natural beauty.

Another feature of the trail that shouldn’t be overlooked is the fact that there are three different trailheads, which means you can access the trail from the beginning, middle, or end. So, if you don’t want to hike the entire 12 miles to see the POW camp, you don’t have to! Visit the USDA website to learn more about the Tuxachanie National Hiking Trail as well as other DeSoto National Forest trails.

This isn’t the only can’t-miss hiking trail on the Gulf Coast. The region is also home one of the best boardwalk hikes in Mississippi.

Address: Tuxachanie Hiking Trail (West End Trailhead), 26204-26154 US 49, Saucier, MS 39574, USA

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