Natchez Trace Bicycle Itinerary - North to South, 10 Days

On this Natchez Trace Parkway Bicycle Itinerary cyclists will bike North to South for 10 days from the Northern Terminus (milepost 442 - Nashville, TN) to the Southern Terminus (milepost 0 - Natchez, MS).

Ride Stats for entire 10-day itinerary.

  • Does not include miles to/from Parkway for lodging.
  • Total Miles on Parkway and Multi-Use Path: 446
    Average miles per day: 44.6
  • Total Elevation Gain:
    15,751 feet (avg. 35.3 feet/mile)
  • Total Elevation Loss:
    16,281 feet (avg. 36.5 feet/mile)

Natchez Trace Bicycle Itinerary - North to South, 10 Days

Day 1 - Nashville, TN (Northern Terminus at milepost 442) to Hohenwald, TN (milepost 385.9)

Ride Stats for Day 1

  • Miles on Parkway: 56.6
  • Elevation Gain:
    4,044 feet (avg. 71.4 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 9.2%
  • Elevation Loss:
    3,800 feet (avg. 67.1 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -8.3%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 1 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 442 to Milepost 385.9
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 385.9
Day 2 - Hohenwald, TN (milepost 385.9) to Collinwood, TN (milepost 355) or Threet, AL (milepost 341)

Ride Stats for Day 2

milepost 385.9 to milepost 355:

  • Miles on Parkway: 31
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,415 feet (avg. 45.6 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.7%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,282 feet (avg. 41.4 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -3.8%

milepost 385.9 to milepost 341:

  • Miles on Parkway: 45.3
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,614 feet (avg. 35.6 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.7%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,879 feet (avg. 41.5 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -3.8%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 2 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 385.9 to Milepost 341
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 355 and Milepost 341
Day 3 - Collinwood, TN (milepost 355) or Threet, AL (milepost 338) to Tishomingo, MS (milepost 307) or Belmont, MS (milepost 303)

Ride Stats for Day 3

milepost 355 to milepost 307:

  • Miles on Parkway: 48.1
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,442 feet (avg. 30.0 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,029 feet (avg. 42.2 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.1%

milepost 355 to milepost 303:

  • Miles on Parkway: 52.7
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,764 feet (avg. 33.5 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.8%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,214 feet (avg. 42.0 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.3%

milepost 338 to milepost 307:

  • Miles on Parkway: 30.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,201 feet (avg. 38.9 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,376 feet (avg. 44.5 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.1%

milepost 338 to milepost 303:

  • Miles on Parkway: 35.7
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,559 feet (avg. 43.7 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,603 feet (avg. 44.9 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.4%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 3 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 355 to Milepost 303
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 307 and Milepost 303
Day 4 - Tishomingo, MS (milepost 307) or Belmont, MS (milepost 303 or 293) to Tupelo, MS (milepost 276, 266 or 262)

Ride Stats for Day 4

milepost 307 to milepost 276:

  • Miles on Parkway: 31.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,330 feet (avg. 41.7 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.2%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,378 feet (avg. 43.2 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.5%

milepost 307 to milepost 266:

  • Miles on Parkway: 41.8
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,578 feet (avg. 37.8 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,724 feet (avg. 41.2 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.7%

milepost 307 to milepost 262.5:

  • Miles on Parkway: 45.3
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,659 feet (avg. 36.6 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,788 feet (avg. 39.5 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.6%

milepost 303 to milepost 276:

  • Miles on Parkway: 27
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,061 feet (avg. 39.3 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.3%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,227 feet (avg. 45.4 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.8%

milepost 303 to milepost 266:

  • Miles on Parkway: 36.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,331 feet (avg. 36.1 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,593 feet (avg. 43.2 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.9%

milepost 303 to milepost 262.5:

  • Miles on Parkway: 40.5
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,440 feet (avg. 35.6 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,686 feet (avg. 41.6 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.9%

milepost 293 to milepost 276:

  • Miles on Parkway: 17.5
  • Elevation Gain:
    765 feet (avg. 43.7 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    708 feet (avg. 40.5 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.9%

milepost 293 to milepost 266:

  • Miles on Parkway: 27.5
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,042 feet (avg. 37.9 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.5%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,082 feet (avg. 39.3 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -3.1%

milepost 293 to milepost 262.5:

  • Miles on Parkway: 30.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,143 feet (avg. 37.0 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.5%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,167 feet (avg. 37.8 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -3.0%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 4 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 307 to Milepost 262
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 276, 266 and 262
Day 5 - Tupelo, MS area (milepost 276, 262 or 256) to Houston, MS (milepost 230)

August 16, 2023:
A 17.7-mile-long section of the Natchez Trace Parkway south of Tupelo, MS closed for road rehabilitation and paving between milepost 256.9 (intersection with MS 6/US 278) and milepost 239.2 (intersection with MS Hwy 32).

Update on December 14, 2023:
The closed section of Natchez Trace Parkway, from milepost 256.9 to milepost 239.2, has reopened to traffic.

  • Travelers should expect single-lane closures into the Summer of 2024.
    Work continues to add an additional layer of asphalt, add permanent striping, and grade the shoulder.
  • If you are biking WITH a support vehicle, you might consider driving these 17.7 miles (especially if there is a long stretch of single-lane traffic).
    Hopefully, only 2 miles or less of the 17.7 miles will be single-lane traffic at a time.
  • If you are biking WITHOUT a support vehicle, you could consider obtaining a ride thru this area. Check with the Tupelo Cycling club: Tupelo Cycling Facebook page - post your request (date, approximate time, pick-up location, drop-off location, number of cyclists, number of bikes) on their Facebook page. Best to make your request several days before your arrival in the area.
  • When cycling always wear brightly colored clothing and have both front and rear flashing lights on your bicycle.

Ride Stats for Day 5

milepost 276 to milepost 230:

  • Miles on Parkway: 46.6
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,360 feet (avg. 29.2 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.2%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,455 feet (avg. 31.2 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.8%

milepost 262.5 to milepost 230:

  • Miles on Parkway: 33
  • Elevation Gain:
    983 feet (avg. 29.8 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.0%
  • Elevation Loss:
    981 feet (avg. 29.7 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.1%

milepost 256 to milepost 230:

  • Miles on Parkway: 25.7
  • Elevation Gain:
    828 feet (avg. 32.2 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 3.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    796 feet (avg. 31.0 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.1%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 5 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 276 to Milepost 230
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 230
Day 6 - Houston, MS (milepost 230) to French Camp, MS (milepost 181)

Ride Stats for Day 6

  • Miles on Parkway: 48.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,555 feet (avg. 31.8 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,478 feet (avg. 30.2 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.7%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 6 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 230 to Milepost 181
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 181
Day 7 - French Camp, MS (milepost 181) to Kosciusko, MS (milepost 160) or the Carthage, MS area (milepost 136.4)

Ride Stats for Day 7

milepost 181 to milepost 160:

  • Miles on Parkway: 20.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    543 feet (avg. 26.0 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 3.1%
  • Elevation Loss:
    542 feet (avg. 25.9 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.2%

milepost 181 to milepost 136.4:

  • Miles on Parkway: 44.5
  • Elevation Gain:
    827 feet (avg. 18.6 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 3.1%
  • Elevation Loss:
    851 feet (avg. 19.1 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.2%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 7 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 181 to Milepost 136.4
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 160 and Milepost 136.4
Day 8 - Kosciusko, MS (milepost 160) or the Carthage, MS area (milepost 136.4) to Ridgeland, MS (milepost 100)

Ride Stats for Day 8

milepost 160 to milepost 100:

  • Miles on Parkway (including 5.5 miles on Multi-Use Path): 60.0
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,092 feet (avg. 18.2 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 2.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,158 feet (avg. 19.3 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.1%

milepost 136.4 to milepost 100:

  • Miles on Parkway (including 5.5 miles on Multi-Use Path): 36.5
  • Elevation Gain:
    806 feet (avg. 22.1 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 2.6%
  • Elevation Loss:
    843 feet (avg. 23.1 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.3%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 8 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 160 to Milepost 100
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 100
Day 9 - Ridgeland, MS (milepost 100) to Port Gibson, MS (milepost 39-41)

Ride Stats for Day 9

  • Miles on Parkway: 62.3
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,044 feet (avg. 32.8 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 3.6%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,245 feet (avg. 36.0 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -3.2%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 9 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 100 to Milepost 41
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 41
Day 10 - Port Gibson, MS (milepost 39-41) to Natchez, MS (Southern Terminus at milepost 0)

Ride Stats for Day 10

  • Miles on Parkway: 41.4
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,798 feet (avg. 43.4 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.3%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,824 feet (avg. 44.1 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -3.4%

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  • Route Overview Map for Day 10 (Route along the Parkway and Routes to/from Lodging at start and end of the Day)
  • Restrooms, Top 30 Favorite Sites, and Exits with Services Nearby Along the Way from Milepost 41 to Milepost 0
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 0

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