Tishomingo State Park
|Type: Multiple trails / Natural Surface | Loops & Out-and-Back’s|
|Length: 7 trails totaling 13 miles|
|Trail Map: map|
|Difficulty/Elev: Moderate – Strenuous|
|Trail Usage: Hiking only|
|Entrance Fee: Yes. See park website for current fees.|
|Special Note: Rock climbing with permit. A daily 6.25 mile float trip down Bear Creek operates from mid April to mid October. The fee covers all necessary equipment. You must be able to load the canoe onto the trailer at the end of your float.
All the trails are blazed in red.
|LOCATION & CONTACT INFO
|Address: Tishomingo State Park | 105 Co Rd 90 | Tishomingo, MS 38873|
|Directions: Natchez Trace Parkway: Milepost 304 | North Bound on MS Hwy 25, 7 miles north of Belmont, MS | South Bound on MS Hwy 25, 2 miles south of Tishomingo, MS|
|Trailhead GPS Coordinates: N 34° 36.700′ / W 88° 12.060′ (Flat Rock Trail)|
|Managed By: Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks|
|Contact Info: (662) 438-6914 | firstname.lastname@example.org | website|
|Camping: 62 developed camping sites, 6 rustic cabins, 1 Cottage, & tent camping; Group camping is also available.|
|Pets: Must be on leash. Not allowed in camp area.|
Tishomingo State Park Trails
★ Tishomingo State Park is a Hiking In Mississippi Top Pick and possibly the most scenic hiking destination in the state. The trails offer beautiful rock formations and outcroppings of sandstone and limestone not seen in other parts of the state. There are also moss covered boulders along the trails. Our favorite trail, the Outcropping Trail, has a small waterfall and follows the scenic Bear Creek for a good distance. You will cross an amazing swinging bridge to access the Outcropping Trail and get a great view of the creek. Tishomingo State Park is a great place to spend the weekend and offers several camping options and two comfort stations with showers.
Flat Rock Trail (3 miles): Large rock outcropping and spring feed streams
Saddleback Ridge (0.75 miles): Large outcropping and numerous small caves
Natchez Trace Trail (2 miles): The path weaves its way between the park road and Bear Creek, eventually passing its way under the Natchez Trace Parkway bridge.
CCC Pond Trail (0.75 miles): Areas of ferns, natural springs, and large outcroppings
CCC Camp Trail (3 miles): Rocky outcrops, springs, and streams
Bear Creek Trail (1.5 miles): This trail begins in the picnic area beyond the swimming pool and follows along Bear Creek, crossing streams and small springs. It shares space with Chickasaw Disc Golf Course. The trail ends at the Pioneer Cabin area.
Outcropping Trail (2 miles): Huge rock outcroppings suitable for rock climbing and a view of the valley that Bear Creek travels through.
History of Tishomingo State Park
The park is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Archaeological excavations confirm the presence of Paleo Native Americans as early as 7000 B.C. The park is named for Chief Tishomingo, leader of the Chickasaw nation. Once you experience the beauty of the massive rock formations and explore the trails once walked by Native Americans you will see why they chose to settle in this area.