Tuxachanie Hiking Trail

Type: Backcountry
Length: 23.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: DeSoto National Forest, In the DeSoto National Forest along SR 67, 10 mi. N of Gulfport.
States: Mississippi
Counties: Stone, Harrison
Latitude: 30.66676   Longitude: -89.13358

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Description

This 23 mile long trail traverses longleaf pine ridges, pitcher plant savannas, and flooded tupelo/bald cypress swamps. From rows of live oaks planted at the trail's entrance, the first five miles follow an old abandoned logging railroad which once served the sawmill of the Dantzler Lumber Company at Harrison. Remains of the railroad trestles, built by Irish immigrants in the early 1900's, can still be seen on some of the creek crossings. Note: this trail is designated for foot travel only except on a short section used in conjunction with the Big Foot Horse Tail.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 60
Elevation High Point: 300
Year Designated: 1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Desoto Ranger District
P.O. Box 248
Wiggins , MS 39577
(601) 928-4922

 

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