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Natchez Trace Parkway - Cypress Swamp Hike

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Hike over and around water tupelo, baldcypress swamp.
Near:Canton, MS
Distance:0.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:0 ft
Hike Time:0.5 hours
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail

Summary: This is very short hike right off the Natchez Trace Parkway. A good one to take a family with a little one that is impatient. You gover over some bridges that are on top of a baldcypress swamp. Some really unique scenery. Very good trails and trailhead is right off the Parkway.
Trailhead: Very Easy to find since is it right off of the Natchez Trace Parkway. It is at milepost 122. (Lat:32.57957 Lon:-89.8701)
Trail Guides for Natchez Trace Parkway - Cypress Swamp Hike:
Best Seasons: Fall, Winter,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: National Park Service - 1-800-305-7417
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Bryan Bunch
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by Kerri on 7/2/2007
I love this hike! My 9-year old dughter and I hike here alot. We always see something exciting to help make a new memory of our hike! We have found snakes (different kinds!,) a gator, a newt, turtles, etc. Always a fun and educational hike!!!

Reviewed by Tim on 9/16/2005
This is a nice stopping place on the Natchez Trace. Just went to check it out after hurricane Katrina hit and there are several large trees down that block the trail. The main bride going over the small swamp from the Trace is still intact, but once you get over it, you pretty much have to call it quits unless you want to crawl over large tree trunks. This time of year, there is heavy vegetation covering the swamp and it is infested with aggressive mosquitos. Spring/Fall when it's cleaned up will be best time to visit...

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