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Mills Branch Trail

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One way

4.7 miles

7.5 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Elevation gain

601 ft

183 m

Highest point

475 ft

145 m

Avg grade

5% (3°)

Elevation loss

-562 ft

-171 m

Max grade

19% (11°)

Elevation loss

-562 ft

-171 m

Avg grade

5% (3°)

Lowest point

281 ft

86 m


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Clear Springs Recreation Area, MS

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Shared by Nick Gaspard

Features

Dogs - Off-leash

Overview

From the trailhead, you'll start with a long descent before crossing a creek and having to climb out of the bottom and over a ridge, which leads its way to marker "A", then keep right. Hikers will then cross a road and hang a left leading to marker "B" where you'll take another left leading to a series of descents to creek crossings followed by long, heart-pumping climbs. Cross the next road and you'll be at marker "C," you'll continue down until you reach the bottom and marker "D."

From here, you'll start your climb back up past marker "E" and across a road back to marker "B" to complete the loop. This trail is a stark contrast to the other trails in the area as it is comprised of mostly hardwoods, some of which are very sparse and in these areas, the understory tends to be tall grass like that of a meadow or field.
From the trailhead, you'll start with a long descent before crossing a creek and having to climb out of the bottom and over a ridge, which leads its way to marker "A", then keep right. Hikers will then cross a road and hang a left leading to marker "B" where you'll take another left leading to a series of descents to creek crossings followed by long, heart-pumping climbs. Cross the next road and you'll be at marker "C," you'll continue down until you reach the bottom and marker "D."

From here, you'll start your climb back up past marker "E" and across a road back to marker "B" to complete the loop. This trail is a stark contrast to the other trails in the area as it is comprised of mostly hardwoods, some of which are very sparse and in these areas, the understory tends to be tall grass like that of a meadow or field.

Contacts

Land Manager: USFS - Homochitto National Forest Office

Shared by Nick Gaspard

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