Natchez Trace Bicycle Itinerary - North to South, 7 Days

On this Natchez Trace Parkway Bicycle Itinerary cyclists will bike North to South for 7 days from the Northern Terminus (milepost 442 - Nashville, TN) to the Southern Terminus (milepost 0 - Natchez, MS).

Ride Stats for entire 7-day itinerary.

  • Does not include miles to/from Parkway for lodging.
  • Total Miles on Parkway and Multi-Use Path: 446
    Average miles per day: 63.7
  • 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, 7 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%

Click Here to View Day 1:

  • 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 Threet, AL (milepost 341)

Ride Stats for Day 2

  • Miles on Parkway: 45.3
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,613 feet (avg. 35.6 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.7%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,877 feet (avg. 41.4 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 341
Day 3 - Threet, AL (milepost 338) to the Tupelo, MS area (milepost 276 or 266 or 262)

Ride Stats for Day 3

milepost 338 to milepost 276:

  • Miles on Parkway: 62.8
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,514 feet (avg. 40.0 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,741 feet (avg. 43.6 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.4%

milepost 338 to milepost 266:

  • Miles on Parkway: 72.7
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,762 feet (avg. 38.0 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    3,087 feet (avg. 42.5 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.6%

milepost 338 to milepost 262:

  • Miles on Parkway: 76.2
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,981 feet (avg. 39.1 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    3,290 feet (avg. 43.2 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -6.5%

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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 338 to Milepost 262
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway in the Tupelo area
Day 4 - Tupelo, MS area (milepost 276 or 262 or 256) to French Camp, MS (milepost 181)

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 4

milepost 276 to milepost 181:

  • Miles on Parkway: 95.6
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,911 feet (avg. 30.5 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 5.0%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,928 feet (avg. 30.6 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.8%

milepost 262 to milepost 181:

  • Miles on Parkway: 82.0
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,538 feet (avg. 31.0 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,459 feet (avg. 30.0 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.7%

milepost 256 to milepost 181:

  • Miles on Parkway: 74.6
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,386 feet (avg. 32.0 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,277 feet (avg. 30.5 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.7%

Click Here to View Day 4:

  • 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 262 to Milepost 181
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 181
Day 5 - French Camp, MS (milepost 181) to Ridgeland, MS (milepost 100-101)

Ride Stats for Day 5

  • Miles on Parkway: 81.0
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,618 feet (avg. 32.3 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 3.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,678 feet (avg. 20.7 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.4%

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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 181 to Milepost 100
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 100
Day 6 - Ridgeland, MS (milepost 100) to Port Gibson, MS (milepost 39-41)

Ride Stats for Day 6

  • 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%

Click Here to View Day 6:

  • 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 100 to Milepost 39
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 39
Day 7 - Port Gibson, MS (milepost 39-41) to Natchez, MS (Southern Terminus at milepost 0)

Ride Stats for Day 7

  • 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%

Click Here to View Day 7:

  • 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 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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