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Now approximately one-half mile in length, it was originally a four-mile, to-and-from type trail, leading the hiker to a National Champion Shumard Oak tree. The Champion tree fell before the trail was finished. The name of the trail persisted due to the many sizable trees to be seen along this part of the Noxubee River. Several years ago a tornado found its way down the trail and significantly shortened the trail. Hikers will now find themselves on a narrow wending trail along the bank of the Noxubee River.
Many species of wildlife may be observed from this trail including beaver, squirrel, wood ducks, deer and otter.To get to this trail, turn onto the River Road off of Bluff Lake Road and continue to the end. There is a parking area, and the trail entrance is marked with a sign. River Road is open year-round except when flooded by the Noxubee River. This trail is not wheelchair accessible.
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