Mississippi Palisades - High Point Trail

If you've just stumbled upon this trail report, be sure to check out my report on the Mississippi Palisades Campground!

We decided to do the High Point Trail on Saturday morning. When we woke up we could already tell it was going to be a hot one so we wanted to hike early. The trail is easily accessible from the campground, so we filled the camelback with water, packed some snacks, put Weston in the child carrier and were on our way! 

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High Point is just about a 3-mile roundtrip, but if you want a longer hike, all of the North Trail System trails connect. It was really hot and humid so we just stuck to the main trail. We also had Knox with us and we didn't want to overwork him.

Like the Sunset Trail, High Point is steep in some points, relatively flat in others.   The trail is nice and wide so it's lot easier to feel comfortable and let the kids down to run around. 

I apologize- I don't have many pictures of this trail.  It was so hot and muggy my camera kept fogging up and most of my pics turned out super blurry. These are the best I have. 

Mississippi Palisades - High Point Trail
Mississippi Palisades - HIgh Point Trail 2

All of the trails are marked with a wooden post so you know which intersection you are at, which is really nice.  If you carry a map with you, it will help you gauge how far you have gone.

There is a wooden deck lookout at the end of the trail, but you can also hike down just a bit further to stand on one of the rock outcrops.  Don't do this unless you are sure-footed. There is enough room for about 3 people to stand. We held Weston the entire time and then hiked back up. 

We headed back down the same way we came.  It was a little easier going back because we got to go down the steep hill at the beginning.  We were so hot!  We headed back to the campsite, ate some lunch and went to find a swimming hole.  

Mississippi Palisades - High Point Trail 3

Be sure to check out our Mississippi Palisades camping experience and the Sunset Trail Hike as well!


Mississippi Palisades State Park

 

Activities

HIKING     CAMPING     ROCK CLIMBING     PICKNICKING     WILDLIFE VIEWING

BOATING AND FISHING NEARBY


OTHER

BRING CHILD CARRIER FOR HIKING

DOG FRIENDLY

STEEP HILLSIDES - WATCH CHILDREN