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National Trail System: Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
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The Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NTNST) lies within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway, extending for 450 miles from Natchez MS to Nashville TN. The parkway commemorates the historic Natchez Trace, an ancient path that began as a series of animal tracks and Native American trails. It was later used by early explorers, "Kaintuck" boatmen, post riders, and military men. In 1987 four segments near Nashville, Jackson, and Natchez totaling 62 miles were selected for development as hiking and horseback trails. About 20 miles of the NTNST is located in Alabama, and it's Alabama's only Congressionally legislated NST.

The NTNST is administered by the National Park Service.

Address: Natchez Trace Parkway, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804
Tel.: 662-680-4025
0000 Web Page:

Volunteer-based organization for the NTT: None.

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