The arrival of warmer weather and budding trees nearly begs us to get out and enjoy all the returning beauty of nature, and Mississippi has some beautiful hiking spots to do just that. Secluded, quiet, and with views for miles, you can chance across some incredibly scenic sights in Tishomingo State Park, especially from the top of the swinging rope bridge!\nThe swinging bridge takes you into the lofty treetops of the park with a bird's eye view of the water and woods beneath. It's actually part of two pretty moderate trails through the park, Bear Creek Outcropping and CCC Camp Trail Loop. The Camp Trail route is about 3 miles, while Bear Creek is about 1.5 miles.\nThere are plenty of opportunities to stop along the way for freshwater from the various springs, and the Camp Trail actually takes you past the historic ruins of where the CCC men who built features of the park lived during construction.\nThere are 13 total miles of trails to explore at the park, and there are some special rock bluffs and formations for climbing enthusiasts to conquer that can only be found in Tishomingo.\nThe park derives its name from Chief Tishomingo, the leader of the Chickasaw Nation. There have even been archaeological excavations in the park that confirmed Paleo Indians once called the area home around 7000 B.C.!\nView this post on Instagram . 5::24::17 adventure is out there🍃 A post shared by c a n d i c e ✰ o l i v i a (@boliviastill) on May 24, 2017 at 5:18pm PDT\nToday, you can spot wildlife, view wildflowers, enjoy the spring air, and even the vibrant fall foliage at Tishomingo.\nView this post on Instagram y’all shoulda seen me face plant it off the rope swing A post shared by Bailey Bigger (@baileybigger) on Jun 27, 2019 at 11:00am PDT\nThe trails you hike, though modern, cross through land that was once traversed by ancient tribes.\nView this post on Instagram An Amazing swinging Bridge, enormous rock formations, a waterfall and the speedy Bear Creek keep this 4 mile hike engaging from start to finish! #takeahike in #tishomingostatepark #mississippi #visitmississippi #lovemyview #ilikethesouth #manaboutmississippi #natcheztrace #natcheztraceparkway A post shared by Jim MacPherson (@jimmacpherson) on Nov 11, 2018 at 6:21am PST\nCamp, hike, kayak, or rock climb—you can spend all day exploring and appreciate the beauty of Tishomingo State Park!\nTishomingo State Park\nPrice: $4\nAddress: 105 Co Rd. 90, Tishomingo, MS\nWhy You Need To Go: Explore all the beauty Tishomingo has to offer from the lofty views atop the swinging rope bridge!\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.