Natchez Trace Bicycle Itinerary - South to North, 8 Days

On this Natchez Trace Parkway Bicycle Itinerary cyclists will bike South to North for 8 days from the Southern Terminus (milepost 0 - Natchez, MS) to the Northern Terminus (milepost 442 - Nashville, TN)

Ride Stats for entire 8-day itinerary.

  • Does not include miles to/from Parkway for lodging.
  • Total Miles on Parkway and Multi-Use Path: 446
    Average miles per day: 55.8
  • Total Elevation Gain:
    16,287 feet (avg. 36.5 feet/mile)
  • Total Elevation Loss:
    15,755 feet (avg. 35.3 feet/mile)

Natchez Trace Bicycle Itinerary - South to North, 8 Days

Day 1 - Natchez, MS (Southern Terminus at milepost 0) to Port Gibson, MS (milepost 30/39/41)

Ride Stats for Day 1

  • Miles on Parkway: 41.6
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,835 feet (avg. 44.1 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 3.7%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,818 feet (avg. 43.7 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -5.3%

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 0 to Milepost 41
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 30/39/41
Day 2 - Port Gibson, MS (milepost 39/41) to Ridgeland, MS (milepost 100)

Ride Stats for Day 2

  • Miles on Parkway: 62.3
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,247 feet (avg. 36.1 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 3.0%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,046 feet (avg. 32.8 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -3.1%

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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 39 to Milepost 100
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 100
Day 3 - Ridgeland, MS (milepost 100) to Kosciusko, MS (milepost 160)

Ride Stats for Day 3

  • Miles on Parkway (including 5.5 miles on Multi-Use Path): 60
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,185 feet (avg. 19.8 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 2.3%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,132 feet (avg. 18.9 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -2.7%

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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 100 to Milepost 160
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 160
Day 4 - Kosciusko, MS (milepost 160) to Houston, MS (milepost 230)

Ride Stats for Day 4

  • Miles on Parkway: 69.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,005 feet (avg. 28.7 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.7%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,085 feet (avg. 29.8 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.3%

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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 160 to Milepost 230
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 230
Day 5 - Houston, MS (milepost 230) to Belmont, MS (milepost 303) or Tishomingo, MS (milepost 307)

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 239.2 (intersection with MS Hwy 32) and milepost 256.9 (intersection with MS 6/US 278).

Update on December 14, 2023:
The closed section of Natchez Trace Parkway, from milepost 239.2 to milepost 256.9, 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 230 to milepost 293:

  • Miles on Parkway: 64.1
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,171 feet (avg. 33.9 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 3.5%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,133 feet (avg. 33.3 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.5%

milepost 230 to milepost 303:

  • Miles on Parkway: 73.5
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,675 feet (avg. 36.4 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.9%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,406 feet (avg. 32.7 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -5.0%

milepost 230 to milepost 307:

  • Miles on Parkway: 78.5
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,781 feet (avg. 36.4 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 6.5%
  • Elevation Loss:
    2,644 feet (avg. 32.7 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -5.0%

Click Here to View Day 5:

  • 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 230 to Milepost 307
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Mileposts 293, 303 or 307
Day 6 - Belmont, MS (milepost 303) or Tishomingo, MS (milepost 307) to Threet, AL (milepost 338) or Collinwood, TN (milepost 355)

Ride Stats for Day 6

milepost 303 to milepost 338:

  • Miles on Parkway: 35.7
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,612 feet (avg. 45.2 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 6.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,560 feet (avg. 43.7 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -5.7%

milepost 303 to milepost 355:

  • Miles on Parkway: 52.7
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,215 feet (avg. 42.0 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 6.3%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,766 feet (avg. 33.5 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -5.6%

milepost 307 to milepost 338:

  • Miles on Parkway: 30.9
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,383 feet (avg. 44.8 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 6.3%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,209 feet (avg. 39.1 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -5.7%

milepost 307 to milepost 355:

  • Miles on Parkway: 48.1
  • Elevation Gain:
    2,038 feet (avg. 42.4 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 6.3%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,450 feet (avg. 30.1 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -5.7%

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 303 to Milepost 355
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 338 and Milepost 355
Day 7 - Threet, AL (milepost 341) or Collinwood, TN (milepost 355) to Hohenwald, TN (milepost 386)

Ride Stats for Day 7

milepost 341 to milepost 385.9:

  • Miles on Parkway: 45.1
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,941 feet (avg. 43.0 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,652 feet (avg. 36.6 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.7%

milepost 355 to milepost 385.9:

  • Miles on Parkway: 31
  • Elevation Gain:
    1,282 feet (avg. 41.4 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 4.4%
  • Elevation Loss:
    1,426 feet (avg. 46.0 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -4.7%

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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 341 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 8 - Hohenwald, TN (milepost 386) to Nashville, TN (Northern Terminus at milepost 442)

Ride Stats for Day 8

  • Miles on Parkway: 56.6
  • Elevation Gain:
    3,845 feet (avg. 67.9 feet/mile)
    Maximum Grade: 8.5%
  • Elevation Loss:
    4,085 feet (avg. 72.2 feet/mile)
    Minimum Grade: -10.2%

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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 385.9 to Milepost 442
  • Lodging, Featured Points of Interest and Food at the end of the Day near the Parkway at Milepost 442

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