This bicycle route (Houston to Kosciusko) is one day of several different Natchez Trace Parkway 442 Mile, North to South (Nashville to Natchez) Itinerary Routes.

Overview Map:

  • Lodging option(s) and bicycle route(s):
    to the Parkway for the night BEFORE biking this section
  • Parkway route in Red:
    bike south 70 miles on the Parkway from Houston, MS (milepost 230) to Kosciusko, MS (milepost 160)
  • Lodging option(s) and bicycle route(s):
    from the Parkway for the night AFTER biking this section
  • Below the Overview Map:
    click on Points of Interest categories (food, restrooms, etc.) to add them to the map
  • Click on any of the Points of Interest for more info.
  • Click on any of the Routes:
    Parkway in Red, lodging routes in other colors - to view a preview and detailed route

Below the Overview Map:

  • Information and Links:
    • Before Biking on the Parkway:
      in the morning in Houston, MS
    • Biking on the Parkway:
      during the day from milepost 230 to milepost 160
    • After Biking on the Parkway:
      in the afternoon/evening in Kosciusko, MS
  • Links to complete Natchez Trace Parkway 442 Mile, North to South Itinerary Routes that this one day route is part of

Ride Stats:

  • Miles on Parkway: 69.8
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,084 feet (avg. 29.9 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,005 feet (avg. 28.7 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.7%

Click any of the above Points of Interest categories to display them on the map.

Click on green links for more information.

Before Biking on the Parkway
(in the morning near milepost 230)

Milepost 230 - Houston, MS - Lodging with Bicycle Route to Parkway, Camping and Food:

Lodging:

Bridges-Hall Manor B&B
Bed & Breakfast - 5 Guest Rooms/6 Beds/Sleeps 11 - Built in 1884, this Victorian-era home located in town is 4 miles from the Parkway and 4 blocks from the Tanglefoot Trail®.
Route:
Biking Unsupported: Bike 4.4 miles to Parkway (MS Hwy 8 at milepost 230) - RidewithGPS Route
Biking Supported: Drive 4.5 miles to the Parkway at the MS Hwy 8 entrance (milepost 230).

Daisy's on the Square Boutique Hotel
Bed & Breakfast/Small Hotel - 8 Guest Rooms/11 Beds/Sleeps 22 - 7 guest rooms (4 with in-room bike storage) and 1 family suite. On the Court Square and 3 blocks from the Tanglefoot Trail®.
Route:
Biking Unsupported: Bike 4.2 miles to Parkway (MS Hwy 8 at milepost 230) - RidewithGPS Route
Biking Supported: Drive 4.4 miles to the Parkway at the MS Hwy 8 entrance (milepost 230).

Trailhead Bike and Bed
Vacation Rental - 4 Guest Rooms/8 Beds/Sleeps 16 - Gated, lodge style hotel with 4 bicycle themed guest rooms next to the southern terminus of the Tanglefoot Trail®.
Route:
Biking Unsupported: Bike 4.4 miles to Parkway (MS Hwy 8 at milepost 230) - RidewithGPS Route
Biking Supported: Drive 4.5 miles to the Parkway at the MS Hwy 8 entrance (milepost 230).

For all three of the places to stay in Houston:
Please follow the recommended bicycle route described on their Cyclist Amenities page and their RidewithGPS route in order to avoid heavy vehicle traffic on Hwy 8.

Campgrounds along/near the Parkway:

  • Witch Dance Bicycle-Only Campground - The park service has a bicycle only, "primitive" campground at the Witch Dance site (milepost 233.2). Free tent camping only for cyclists biking the parkway.

Campgrounds further from the Parkway (not easy/safe to bike to):

Food:

Biking on the Parkway
(during the day from milepost 230 to milepost 160)

Along/Near the Parkway - Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites and Exits with Services Nearby:

RidewithGPS route of the Parkway from milepost 230 to milepost 160 that includes the following points of interest and guidance:
ridewithgps.com/routes/43353614
You can download the route to your phone!

  • Milepost 230 - MS Hwy 8
    Start of the Day on the Parkway - entrance MS Hwy 8
  • Milepost 204 - US Hwy 82 exit
    Markets and Restaurants less than a mile east of Parkway
  • Milepost 195 - MS Hwy 9 exit
    Market 100 feet south of Parkway
  • Milepost 193.1 - Jeff Busby Park
    Top 30, Restroom, Hiking Trail, Scenic Overlook, Picnic Area
  • Milepost 180.8 - French Camp Historic Village
    Top 30, Restroom, Old Trace, History Exhibit, Restaurant
  • Milepost 180.8 - MS Hwy 413 - MS Hwy 413 exit
    Market 0.1 mile west of Parkway and Restaurants 0.1 mile east of Parkway
  • Milepost 161.5 - County Road 1227
    End of the Day on the Parkway (if you are staying at Pedal Inn B&B) - exit onto County Road 1227
    Follow their "Lodging" route to your Kosciusko overnight stay!
  • Milepost 160.0 - Kosciusko Information Center
    Restroom, Picnic Area, History/Nature Exhibit, Visitor/Info Center, Bicycle Repair Station
  • Milepost 160.0 - Kosciusko Information Center
    End of the Day on the Parkway - exit at the Kosciusko Information Center
    Follow one of the "Lodging" routes to your Kosciusko overnight stay!

After Biking on the Parkway
(in the afternoon/evening near milepost 160)

Milepost 160 - Kosciusko, MS adjacent to the Parkway - Lodging with Bicycle Route from Parkway, Camping, Food and Featured Points of Interest Options:

Lodging:

Pedal Inn B&B
Bed & Breakfast - 2 Guest Rooms/3 Beds/Sleeps 6 - Less than half a mile off the Parkway. Caters to cyclists who are bicycling the Natchez Trace.
Route: Bike 0.3 miles north of Parkway exit (County Road 1227 at milepost 161.5) - RidewithGPS Route
Food: Guests are treated to a healthy breakfast (oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit, muffins). Cyclists, who don't have a support vehicle, can be shuttled to Kosciusko's historic Court Square for dinner. Guests may also prepare their own dinner in the vintage kitchen or pickup dinner and bring it back to the Pedal Inn.
More Info:
Overview Description
Accommodations and Rates
Cyclist Amenities

Maple Terrace Inn B&B
Bed & Breakfast - 4 Properties/10 Guest Rooms/15 Beds/Sleeps 24 - Convenient to the Parkway near Kosciusko’s historic court square. 4 historic homes (Maple Terrace, Martha's Cottage, Presidents' Inn, Hammond-Routt House).
Routes (all exit at Kosciusko Information Center at milepost 160):
to Maple Terrace - Bike or Drive 1.7 miles north of Parkway exit - RidewithGPS Route
to Martha's Cottage - Bike or Drive 1.8 miles north of Parkway exit - RidewithGPS Route
to Presidents' Inn - Bike or Drive 1.7 miles north of Parkway exit - RidewithGPS Route
to Hammond-Routt House - Bike or Drive 1.5 miles north of Parkway exit - RidewithGPS Route

Food: A full breakfast is served to order from a menu of 25 items. For dinner, there are restaurants within walking distance on the Court Square and more on nearby Veterans' Memorial Drive.
More Info:
Overview Description
Accommodations and Rates
Cyclist Amenities

Campgrounds along/near the Parkway:

  • Kosciusko Bicycle-Only Campground - The park service has a bicycle only, "primitive" campground next to the Kosciusko Information Center (milepost 160). Free tent camping only for cyclists biking the parkway.

Food:

Featured Points of Interest:

  • Milepost 160.0 - Kosciusko Information Center
    Restroom, Picnic Area, History/Nature Exhibit, Visitor/Info Center, Bicycle Repair Station
  • Kosciusko, Mississippi - Kosciusko is located 65 miles northeast of Jackson and adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 160. The town is named for the Polish general Tadeusz Kościuszko, who assisted United States military efforts during the American Revolution. However, the anglicized name omits the "z". Kosciusko was originally named Red Bud Springs for one of three natural springs that were present in the city. Locally the town name is pronounced Kah-zee-ESS-ko.

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