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Tuxachanie Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (7)

This is a fine hiking trail with most of the traffic being within a mile of the trailhead.


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Map Key

13.5

Miles

21.7

KM

Point to Point

194' 59 m

High

77' 23 m

Low

294' 90 m

Up

352' 107 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This easy out-and-back is great for families looking to experience some wildflower-ensconced hiking.

Description

Cross numerous wetland environments along this well-maintained trail to a beautiful lake. The maintenance for this hike ends at Bigfoot Trail Camp, but the Tuxachanie continues on for multiple miles.

The first five miles of Tuxachanie Trail between the trailhead on Highway 49 and the Airey Campground offer a variety of habitats. Each offers unique wildflower viewing opportunities in season.

The trail crosses a variety of wetland situations including sloughs, creeks, ponds, pitcher-plant bogs, and lowland swamps. Intermixed with these wet habitats are acres of dry, sandy longleaf pine woods. There is even a small beech-magnolia forest about a mile from the trailhead. This section of trail follows an old abandoned logging railroad built in the early 1900s by immigrants using hand tools and mule-drawn earthmovers. Visitors enter the trail through long rows of live oaks planted at the site in 1935. The trail is fairly flat and easy walking and includes several sections of elevated wooden footbridges. There is a short section of the trail that is shared by a horse trail.

The trail continues to the south through dense forest to end near the POW camp off Bethel Road.

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Shared By:

Manasco Manasco

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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  3.9 from 7 votes
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Photos

Colorful beech tree along the trail
Jan 1, 2018 near Saucier, MS
Large open Loblolly pine forest
Jan 1, 2018 near Saucier, MS
Cypress in still water along the trail
Jan 1, 2018 near Saucier, MS
Small creek meeting the Tuxachanie
Jan 1, 2018 near Saucier, MS

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Mar 15, 2020
Tisha Guy
Need to work out and dial in breaks!
Sep 1, 2019
Kevin Majors
Mar 16, 2019
Pearl D
Feb 28, 2019
Chad Haviland
Feb 16, 2019
Stephanie Chapman
65- cloudy
Sep 3, 2018
Jeff Stewart
6mi
Jun 4, 2018
Ruby LG
Apr 28, 2018
Tommy Carroll
Hiked with 13 Cub Scouts- Webelos. Trail was dry but most bridges between Airey and POW were out due to recent rains 7.5mi — 6h 50m