This park is famous for beginner accessible hiking trails, so if this is your first hiking vacation, have no fear. There is a wide choice of Mississippi Palisades State Park cabins from which to choose, so camping does not even have to enter into the equation.
This trail is wide but mostly uphill, though at 1.1 miles even beginner hikers can make a go of it. This trail is close to all the campsites, which makes it a perfect choice for combining backpacking and camping out.
Sentinel Trail is 1.2 miles, which should be doable for most hikers. But the tenderfoots should turn back before you come to these landmark trails: Ozzie’s Point, Louis’ Point, and Lookout Point. These are more challenging, but worth it for the spectacular views.
These park trails follow the footsteps of previous generations of native residents; around bluffs and rock formations to the level areas suitable for camping. Or choose one of many Mississippi Palisades State Park cabins as your home base. Look for waterfowl and wild turkey, and the assorted spring blooms.
Outdoor activities abound in this beautiful and natural paradise, as well as other places to gather with the family. Explore the surrounding area for more opportunities for family vacation fun and food, and take part in a variety of activities that everyone will love.
This activity is allowed in several areas within the park, including the Sentinel Area, Twin Sisters, and Indian Head. Bring your own equipment and climb at your own risk – an experienced climbing group is your best bet.
Railroad aficionados of all ages will find this attraction fascinating. This is a single train car that is completely renovated, with guided tours providing unique details about Midwestern railroad history. There's even a restful break room for parents and little ones with train-themed toys.
A local venue known for biker patrons, but family-friendly to boot. Standard pub fare like burgers, chicken, and hot dogs will fill your belly while the laid-back atmosphere will provide the true spirit of an outdoor vacation. Mississippi Palisades State Park Hotels can be found nearby.