A sampling of National Recreation Trails in the news or recently designated. The NRT program showcases the diversity of trails across America, from our cities and suburbs to the deserts, waterways, and high mountains.
Every kind of trail activity is represented in the listing of designated NRTs. Besides hiking and bicycling, the system includes water trails, motorized routes, snow tracks, greenways, and equestrian paths.
Search all of Mississippi's designated National Recreation Trails in the Online NRT Database
Kitty Dill Memorial Parkway through West Point, MS Park
Longleaf Trace Trail — Extending from Hattiesburg to Prentiss, this 41-mile rail-trail offers a variety of natural features, opportunities for biking, hiking, and horseback riding, and provides economic benefits for local communities (designated 2004).
Magnolia Trail — Located just south of Natchez in St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge, this 3-mile nature trail allows visitors to access various wildlife habitats and topographic features, including loess bluffs which offer views of the Mississippi and Homochitto Rivers. The refuge hosts a variety of wildlife, including migratory songbirds, waterfowl, and alligators. The trail serves a broad population in the southeastern Louisiana-southwestern Mississippi area, including many school groups who utilize the interpretive signs for environmental education (designated 2005).
Kitty Dill Memorial Parkway — Located in the City of West Point, this urban rail-trail and bikeway forms nearly a 4-mile loop, providing residents with easy, safe access from local neighborhoods to businesses, schools, churches, and other amenities. Adults and children alike enjoy walking, jogging, biking, or skating along the trail. With its trees, gazebos, benches, and picnic tables, the parkway is valued as an accessible, community resource. The seasonal beauty of this natural asset and the benefits it provides to area residents, combine to make the parkway a great source of pride for the city (designated 2005).
Spyglass Hill Trail is a 17-mile multi-purpose trail located at Enid Lake, Mississippi. The trail offers many recreational opportunities including camping, wildlife watching, equestrian riding, and scenic views. Visitors can step back into history and taste a sample of therapeutic water from the old Ford’s Well. The diverse terrain offers visitors a chance to become physically fit and relax their minds from the everyday hustle and bustle while viewing the many plant and wildlife species that inhabit the area (designated 2010).