As seen in earlier posts, we are finally moved into our new home just south of Laurel, Mississippi and north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I continue to do my daily exercise walks and a few days in a nearby gym. The exercise is to keep me in shape to continue my passion for walking in the Lord’s beautiful Creation.
Speaking of hiking, there are ample opportunities in south Mississippi to do so.
The DeSoto National Forest has a northern section just east of where we live, and there’s a larger parcel south of Hattiesburg that goes to near the Gulf Coast (60+ miles).
In the northern section, the Longleaf Horse Trail system offers 3 loop trails all starting and ending at a central primitive campground.
I have hiked all 3 trails and have volunteered to update/replace trail markers (in both directions) on each trail. Here’s an example of how they are marked:
Here are a few pictures of the campground:
There’s a nice lake located next to the campground. Good place to water horses and to fish.
Typical views along the 3 trails:
This posting offers a glimpse into the beauty of the Lord’s Creation as seen from the Longleaf Horse Trail system in the DeSoto National Forest. When I complete the updating of the trail markers, I plan to re-hike each trail, film and photograph, and create movies for my YouTube Channel (Ken Brenner).
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3 thoughts on “Hiking in Mississippi – Longleaf Horse Trails”
Thank you so much for sharing! That looks like a beautiful area. What a great blessing that there are trails you can enjoy close to your home.
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Beautiful pictures. Thanks Ken. I knew if there were trails in this world, you’d find them. Ha! God bless.