Cat Island River Trail

Total Miles
8.1

Elevation

17.54 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trail runs along the Mississippi River near the Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge. Depending on the time of year, higher river flood stages can make this trail inaccessible since it lies in a natural flood plain. During dryer periods, the trail is often covered with several inches of silt. This trail provides some great views of the Mississippi River along long undeveloped stretches. The trail itself provides access to a sparse number of camps and old, unused agriculture areas.

Photos of Cat Island River Trail

Cat Island River Trail
Cat Island River Trail

Difficulty

The rating of (3) is during a very dry period where there is little mud and dry silt. If traveling on this trail during a wet period, the terrain would require a higher rating.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Taylor Singleton
Jan 20, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Muddy/Wet
Patricio Molina
Dec 31, 2023
4x4
Open
3-4 ft deep mud puddles and very mudy
Zachary Thomas
Nov 29, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Mike Ward
Nov 11, 2023
2023 Chevrolet Colorado
Open
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

You will drive west on Plettenburg Road which will turn into Cat Island Road when you start heading south past a water crossing at Polly Creek.

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