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.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.