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Little Mountain Trail in Hugh White State Park

Hugh White State Park consists of a few separate sections around Grenada Lake in Mississippi. The park has a single hiking trail, the Little Mountain Nature Trail, located in the park section on the south side of the lake.

This is supposed to be about a 0.6-mile loop trail that ascends about 150 feet to the top of Little Mountain. This is not much more than a small hill, but it is considerably higher than all of the surrounding land, and in the winter you are able to see through the trees out to the lake.

Calling the Little Mountain Nature Trail a :trail" is a bit of a stretch. It clearly has not been maintained in many years, it gets very little use, and it is impossible to follow much of the trail. There is a sign at the trailhead, a few wood posts at various places along the trail, one sign with an arrow on it, and a bench. There are two locations were you can kind of see where the trail was, right after leaving the trailhead, and just before reaching the top of the hill. Othe…

Lee Tartt Nature Preserve in Grenada, Mississippi

Lee Tartt Nature Preserve is a 300-acre protected area in Grenada, Mississippi. It is located along the Yalobusha River along Main Street just north of downtown.

The preserve protects Chakchiuma Swamp and surrounding lands and seems to be undergoing some (slow) development. There are two trails: the North Trail, which was about a half mile, and the South Trail, which was about a mile and a half. Both were in poor condition and seemed incomplete.

The South Trail had signs indicating three loops (woodland, meadow, and swamp), but there only seemed to be a meadow loop, with the other two just being out and back trails. All of the South Trail sections were on dirt roads, with many portions very wet.  The North Trail was more of a proper hiking trail, but it was extremely difficult to follow and seemed to just end, but perhaps it is supposed to become a loop trail. There isn't any real area to park close to the North Trail, apart from the side of the road, whereas the South Trail has m…

Old River Nature Trail at Grenada Lake

The Old River Nature Trail is a 0.6-mile loop nature trail along the old channel of the Yalobusha River near Grenada, Mississippi. The trail is located below Grenada Dam, and is one of seven Grenada area trails, though the condition of those trails varies immensely and access to some may be closed.

This is a flat trail made of crushed stone with two short metal footbridges across a pond.

Some of the trees along the trail are labelled with what species they are, but there is not much else to the trail. The area is a very popular fishing area, both along the shoreline and with boats in the water.

My AllTrails track of this trail is here.

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