For those of you who prefer the scenic route, you can climb to the very top of Mississippi and get sweeping forest views. There's a path up Woodall Mountain in Tishomingo County that will take you to the highest point in the state. Best of all, it won't cost you a thing. This easy excursion is one of the best free things to do in Mississippi.

You'll find Woodall Mountain tucked away in Iuka, Mississippi, standing at 806 feet above sea level. The hike to its summit is quick, only about a one-mile trek in total.

The small stature of the mountain makes this one of the cutest little hikes in the state, but if you're not feeling like whipping out the boots for this one, you can also drive to the top.

Either way, you're sure to get some beautiful views.

While this mini-mountain isn't exactly the tallest peak in the South, it does have some stunning scenery. Gaze out at the dreamy rolling green landscape as you wind through trees and rust-colored sandstone paths.

One of the biggest draws for this little trail is for members of the Highpointers Club, a group of hikers that promotes reaching the topmost spot in all 50 states.

A sign at the peak welcomes visitors to Tishomingo County, and lets you know that you have successfully climbed about 200 feet in elevation.

The sign also informs hikers that there is diverse wildlife living on the mountain and that the soil is made of sandstone which gives the short hike its autumn-like hue.

Highpoint Club members embedded a plaque in a large rock that sits at the top of Woodall Mountain to mark the highest point. The rock is a popular spot for a quick photo op to document your hiking achievement.



Hikers at Woodall Mountain should also stop by Tishomingo State Park just down the road. You'll find a scenic swinging bridge at the park that's also worth the visit. 

Reaching the highest spot in each state is the perfect challenge for avid hikers. Conquer Woodall Mountain so you can check Mississippi off your list!

Mississippi Highpoint

Price: Free

Address: Woodall Mountain Road, Iuka, MS

Why You Need To Go: After this easy trip, you can officially say you've been to the highest point in Mississippi.


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