Tuxachanie Hiking Trail

photo: Sign at entrance to Tuxachanie Hiking Trail. Photo by Woodlot/wiki.

Type: Backcountry
Length: 23.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: 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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Location: DeSoto National Forest, In the DeSoto National Forest along SR 67, 10 mi. N of Gulfport.
State(s): Mississippi
Counties: Stone, Harrison
Latitude: 30.66676
: -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.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 60
Elevation High Point: 300
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

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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



Sign at entrance to Tuxachanie Hiking Trail. Photo by Woodlot/wiki.

Sign at entrance to Tuxachanie Hiking Trail. Photo by Woodlot/wiki.


History and. Nature combination

The trail is well maintained and easy to find. It travels through several Ecosystems including some wet areas but allows you to keep your feet dry. Mostly flat but with some interesting ups and downs. We did the first three miles and plan to return for more.

March 5, 2018



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