Grant's Trail

General Ulyesses S. Grant successfully crossed the Mississippi River, landing the United States Army at Bruinsburg, Claiborne County, MS in 1863 with the aid of intelligence provided by enslaved Mississippians, thus making Claiborne County truly the place where the U.S. Civil War's Vicksburg Campaign began.  Grant's Trail meanders along Old Rodney Road into the town of Port Gibson and from Grand Gulf Military Park up historic Old Port Gibson Road into Raymond MS.

Points of interest along Grant's Trail are well identified with Historic Markers.  Grant's Trail meanders along well maintained back roads in rural Claiborne and Hinds Counties MS and is ideal for bikers, hikers, and Civil War History buffs who are not in a hurry.

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Latitude: 31.923175 Longitude: -91.132952 Elevation: 206 ft
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Chambliss Milton

Hours Open

Public Roadways - Daytime touring recommended

Time Period Represented

U.S. Civil War's Vicksburg Campaign - Spring 1863

Seasons Open

Year Round

Visitor Fees


Accessibility Notes

Grant's Trail is paved with the beginning being very hilly and with numerous sharp curves.  This is the original roadbed that Grant's Army followed and the scenery looks much the same as it did in 1863.  Most of the area is sparsely populated and intact.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dog and cat owners should take precautions regarding wildllfe native to the area such as alligators, black bears, panthers, eagles and hawks.

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