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Old 09-25-2016, 11:41 AM   #1
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Natchez Trace Parkway

Anyone traveled this route?
I am about 65 feet with toad Looks like 14 foot height is ok.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:15 PM   #2
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Just took this route about one month ago. Shouldn't be a problem, slow but a nice drive. there is one detour that takes you on a back road narrow in spots but again you should be OK.
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The Natchez Trace Parkway is a beautiful drive and there is no problem with any size rig, except some of the pull-outs might be tight. There is a 50 MPH speed limit, and they are pretty strict on this! I've known folks that got tickets at 55 MPH!
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:27 AM   #4
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Joe is right about the speed limit, but the good news is there is very little traffic (including no commercial traffic) and no red lights so you still make pretty good time.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:40 AM   #5
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We have driven the whole road three times and parts more than that...
Download the maps here https://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/maps.htmand study before you go. You want to have the map with you and have the navigator tracking so you can look for where the actual Trace crosses the roadway. There is (honestly) an historical marker about every other mile for all 444 miles. When the trees have filled out, it is very much like a tunnel, but it is still a great run.

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Seeing that this is out there, not trying to high jack, but. Looking at taking the Blue Ridge Parkway, not in Mh, then over to Naches trace? Any input or big rig friendly Cg's on either route? Also any "can't miss" poi's
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Thanks Y'all for the info. Looks like a sweet route to take and I was a bit concerned. Wife retires next January 7th, and that may be one of the first trips
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Many interesting sights on the Trace. In Alabama you must stop at "The Wall". Tom Hendrix has been building a stone wall for over 30 years in memory of his great-great-grandmother's journey (Trail of Tears). Registered in the Library of Congress, and Articles in The New York Times July 2014, Parade magazine March 2013. The hand layed stone wall is Located at mile marker 338.

http://www.natcheztracetravel.com/na...tone-wall.html


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45 minutes southwest of Muscle Shoals is Red Bay. You can visit Tiffin Motor Home
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Either at your start or end is Natchez, MS. Be sure to try the BBQ at the Pig Out Inn.
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According to their web site the Natchez Trace has a max limit of 55' including toad. It also has a 40,000 weight limit.

https://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/rvs.htm
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IIRC there are low clearances at each end of the Trace, but in between you are fine, we did it 2,years ago from south to north jumping off several times.
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Do you mean under 14 foot height ?
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That is correct.
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