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Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails

Florida Parishes + Plantation Country, Louisiana

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  • The road coming in heads up a deep ravine and is fun to drive on, but four-wheel drive is recommended. - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • The trailhead for the Nature Trail. Information about the Wildlife Management Area can be found here. - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • It's really hard to miss the bright-green blazes! - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Many large mammals call Tunica Hills their home. - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • The nature trail wanders slightly uphill before heading down and making a loop.- Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Where Trail B intersects with Nature Trail. - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Taking the nature trail is a great way to learn which types of trees grow in the WMA. - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Taking the nature trail is a great way to learn which types of trees grow in the WMA. - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Erosion and deep ravines are common throughout this section of Tunica Hills. - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails.- Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Constructed features to help offset erosion along the trail.- Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • First sign of spring at Tunica Hills!- Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Trail C is a 3.6-mile loop that is arguably the most exciting of the four trails.- Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Wondering down Trail C. - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
  • Many types of fungus can be observed here in the wetter season. - Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area Hiking Trails
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Not crowded. Multiple hiking options.
Cons: 
Some parts of trails aren't well-marked.
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Region:
Florida Parishes + Plantation Country, LA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Some of the steepest hills in Louisiana can be found in Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area, making for a memorable experience as you make your way along one of the four trails. Tunica Hills WMA is located about 14 miles northwest of St. Francisville. The 3,300 acres that make up the wildlife management area are mainly composed of American beech, American holly, southern magnolia, water oak, cherry bark oak, and hickory trees. The terrain varies in the region but largely consists of bluffs, rugged hills, and ravines. The southwest boundary is marked by the Mississippi River. 

There are four main trails in the area: the Nature Trail, Trail A, Trail B, and Trail C. All four trails can be accessed from the same parking area found off of the Old Tunica Trace Road. The Nature Trail is an easy walk of just under half a mile, and it is marked with several tree identification signs along the way. The Nature Trail can be combined with Trail B to extend your hike to a 3.5-mile loop. Trail A is a 4.8-mile loop that has sandy bayous and deep ravines. Parts of Trail A lack proper blazing, so a GPS device and map are encouraged. Trail C is a 3.6-mile loop that is arguably the most exciting of the four trails. Trail C has some really steep embankments on the sides of the trail at times, giving hikers a unique experience as far as Louisiana hikes go. The trail can be really steep at times, so throw those trekking poles in the vehicle on your way out the door! 

There’s a variety of other outdoor activities to be found in Tunica Hills, including hunting, fishing, trapping, birdwatching, horseback riding, and photography. Hunting is the main attraction in the area, wear brightly-colored clothing during hunting season. Also, note that you may want to avoid attempting this hike if you do not have a vehicle with four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Given the steepness of the hills and lack of pavement, the road to the trailhead can be dicey after a rain. 

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