Length: 23.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: DeSoto National Forest, In the DeSoto National Forest along SR 67, 10 mi. N of Gulfport.
Counties: Stone, Harrison
Latitude: 30.66676 Longitude: -89.13358
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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.
Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 60
Elevation High Point: 300
Year Designated: 1979
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Desoto Ranger District
P.O. Box 248
Wiggins , MS 39577
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