Ridden entire length of the Trace.....see sig photo....
.....and what they said, it is very slow and heavily patrolled by police.
If you are in NO hurry at all, it is very, very safe and low stress due to perfect asphalt and little traffic and no cross traffic.
From Natchez to Jackson it is pretty scenic and the road has some nice twists. There are a few Civil War sites to see on that stretch and a major battlefield just off route in Vicksburg.
A nice lake to camp and picnic on just north of Jackson.
From Jackson to Tupelo........kill me now. Nothing to see, road gets flat and boring.
From Tupelo to Tenessee line.....nothing.
From Tennesse line to Nashville, some nice stuff to see. About halfway to Nashville from the southern state line is the site where Merriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark expedition committed suicide.
At mile marker 3 or 4 just south of Nashville is a beautiful concrete arch highway bridge that is internationally recognized as a great piece of engineering, it is the cherry on top of the pie that is the Natchez Trace.
Finally, at the start of the Trace in southern Nashville is the "Loveless Cafe". Best freakin bacon, egg, pancake, sausage breakfast anywhere on planet earth.
You can make a game of it to eat there, then ride to Natchez and eat at the "Pig-out In" for BBQ and ice cream, or at "Fat Mama's Tamales" for great tamales, chili and margaritas.
It's a great slow cruising road, but the best parts are the Natchez-Jackson and Nashville-Mississippi State Line stretches.
Last edited by Shooter; 07-13-2009 at 09:10 AM.