Tuxachanie Hiking Trail
This 13 mile long trail traverses longleaf pine ridges, pitcher plant savannas, and flooded tupelo/bald cypress swamps.
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Location: DeSoto National Forest, In the DeSoto National Forest along SR 67, 10 mi. N of Gulfport.
Counties: Stone, Harrison
The trailhead is located in Saucier on the east side of Interstate 49 (nearly across from Oak’s Package Store).
From Hattiesburg: Head 46 miles south on Hwy 49. Then turn right on to Glen Lott Road. Take the next left onto McHenry Ave/Old Hwy 49. Continue heading south for a mile, and then take a left on Pine Street. Take a left and head north on I-49. The trailhead is located on the right in less then a 1/2 mile.
From I-10 and the Gulf Coast: From Interstate 10, take exit 34B north towards Hattiesburg. Continue on Hwy 49 for 17 miles and the trailhead will be on the right.
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: N 30.666861 W 089.133482
This 13 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: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 60
Elevation High Point: 300
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsMap: USFS Map of the trail.
Map: USFS Map of the Bigfoot Horse Trail, which intersects the Tuxachanie several times.
Website: USFS Trail Details
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.
DeSoto National Forest
654 West Frontage Road
Wiggins, MS 39577
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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