Trail Run Project Logo

Possum Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.7 mile 5.9 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 13' 4 m
Descent: -18' -5 m
High: 16' 5 m
Low: 3' 1 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (0°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A pretty all-weather trail that cuts through the forest and swampland of the Pearl River.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Occasional closures during hunting season.

Runner Notes

This is a good, even gravel trail.

Description

From the parking lot, the trail runs along what I assume to be an old gravel service road. Along the road are signs indicating the different flora and fauna that are predominate in the different habitats. After a half mile, you hit a gravel road where you turn left. Watch right where the trail continues.

Continue along heading toward the river until you hit the slightly raised section the follows the old Dummyline Railroad. As you go along you encounter the different pine forests and changing environments. Soon you begin to get to the swampy land of the Bogue Homa (a sort of natural bayou that feeds into the Pearl River). After a while, the trail becomes a raised boardwalk and you wander amongst the various wetland plants.

Cross over the Bogue Homa on a bridge that features a canoe launch and a nice overlook. Continue on the boardwalk and you pop out onto another road that dead ends on the Pearl River. Head left up the road to the historic site of Logtown, which formerly was one of the largest logging operations in the world.

Note: Apparently there are tram tours on the trail.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of birds. White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-breasted Chat, Indigo Bunting and more rarely, Painted Bunting. Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Broad-winged Hawk, Eastern Wood-pewee, Wood Thrush Swainson’s Warbler (cane) Yellow-throated Warbler (cypress) Northern Parula, and Prothonotary and Hooded Warblers.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.

Contacts

Land Manager: Infinity Space Center

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#1

in Pearlington

#21146

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#1

in Pearlington

#58

in Mississippi

#21,146

Overall
30 Views Last Month
602 Since Dec 31, 2017
Easy/Intermediate

50%
50%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Tall cypress on the Pearl River
Jan 1, 2018 near Pearlin…, MS
Reflection off of the Bogue Homa
Jan 1, 2018 near Pearlin…, MS
Raised boardwalk cutting through the swampy edge of Bogue Homa
Jan 1, 2018 near Pearlin…, MS
Typical section of this raised gravel trail
Jan 1, 2018 near Pearlin…, MS

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running