Discover the hidden beauty of the piney woods in the Gulf Coastal Plain by hiking one of Mississippi's longest and most challenging trails. The Black Creek Trail leads for 40 miles along Black Creek, from Fairley Bridge Landing to Big Creek Landing. The trail offers a challenging and exciting hike. It climbs over rolling hills and meanders down through the flat land of the Black Creek flood plain. Over 90 bridges have been constructed to provide crossing for small streams and ponds. A white vertical rectangle marks the trail. Approximately 10 miles of the trail are located in the Black Creek Wilderness.
No drinking water is available along the trail. Only foot travel is permitted. No horses, motorized vehicles, or bicycles are permitted. No user fees are charged.
Handicapped Accessibility: The trail crosses swamps, bridges and ridges. It is difficult traveling, with varying terrain. The trail is not handicapped accessible.
Directions: From Wiggins, Trailhead at Big Creek Landing: Take U.S. Highway 49 north. 1 mile south of the Brooklyn, MS exit, turn west on County Road 334; after 0.5 miles, turn west on County Road 335. Continue for 1.5 miles; turn north on Forest Service Road 335E to the landing.Trailhead at Fairley Bridge Landing: From Wiggins, take State Road 29 north to County Road 318; take 318 south six miles to Forest Service Road 374A to the landing.Highway 29 trailhead parking lot: Take U.S. Highway 49 north to Brooklyn, MS, then take County Road 301 east to Janice, MS. Turn south on State Road 29 for 3 miles.
Elevation: 150 feet
Ending Elevation: 80 feet
Elevation Gain: -70 feet
Distance: 40 miles
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