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.

The trailhead - the trail goes to the left of the sign

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. Other than that there is no indication where the trail actually is.

View from the summit

The hike basically starts by going straight up the hill from the tralihead, but circles around below the summit towards the opposite side of the hill before going to the summit itself. From there it is straight back down to the trailhead. It was a fairly easy bushwack, but could be considerably nicer if were actually maintained.

The section of the trail near the summit where you can actually barely see where the trail should be, along with one of the wood posts at left

My AllTrails track of this hike is here.

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