Mississippi. This land is as wild as the days of Twain. From sweet gum to loblolly pines and magnolia trees, the lush forests are home to raccoons, turkey, armadillos, and feral pigs. The state’s highpoint tops out at 806 feet, and often dayhikes lead to fish-filled lakes and creeks so pack a Zebco. Low-traffic roads also make good cycling loops (we suggest some speed intervals to “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain.).
#1: Hattiesburg - Tuxachanie Trail (Hiking)
Roll through remote longleaf pine forests en route to a fish-filled lake on this section hike along the Tuxachanie Trail, a 23-mile long trail in southern Mississippi.
#2: Wiggins - Black Creek Trail (Hiking, Paddling)
Hike the Black Creek Trail or paddle its namesake flow in DeSoto National Forest.
#3: Shiloh Park (Road Biking)
62 mile Shiloh Park ride. RockHill, DLO, Cato, Johns, Indian Mound, Shiloh.