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South Side Road
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South Side Road

 
South Side Road

Page Type: Route

Location: Mississippi, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.78790°N / 88.2418°W

Object Title: South Side Road

Route Type: Drive-Up or Road Hike

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Drive-Up or Class 1

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Page By: txmountaineer

Created/Edited: Mar 19, 2005 / Mar 19, 2005

Object ID: 164370

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Approach


From the intersection of US-72 & SR-25 south of Iuka:

South Side
- Exit US-72 and turn South (L) onto SR-25.
- Drive 0.1 mi South and turn West (R) onto CR-187 (Fairground Rd).
- Follow CR-187 as it curves 1.2 mi South and turn West (R) on CR-176.
- Drive 0.7 mi on CR-176 and turn North (R) onto a good dirt road beside a residence.
- Follow the steep road as it curves 1.0 mi up to the summit of Woodall Mountain.


Route Description


The easiest way to reach the summit is to simply drive up the curvy road leading directly to the highest point. If the gate at the bottom is locked, or if you are looking to burn a few calories in Northeastern Mississippi, you can hike up.

Park along the CR-176 across from the unnamed dirt road, and hike along the easy-to-follow route as it curves up the mountain. After traveling 1.0 mi and covering 200+ vertical feet, you will reach a level summit area with a turn-around and a picnic table. The USGS benchmark is in the center of the turn-around.


Essential Gear


Only basic hiking gear is required. There is no water available on Woodall Mountain, so take all that you will require.


Miscellaneous Info


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Images

The only unobstructed view...Part of the road on the...