Two primary trails comprise the
trail system within the Greenville
Cypress Preserve. The five-foot wide, all-
weather Meadow Trail can be seen upon
arrival at the pavilion. This quarter mile
trail around the meadow was constructed of
crushed limestone by Larry Goss of
Greenville Lawns in December of 2005.
Grants from Kings Daughters and Sons
Circle #Two funded this project for a
total of $16,564.71. Enhancements along
this trail include interpretive signs,
natural cypress benches, wood duck nesting
boxes, wildflowers, and a flood pole
indicating the crests of major historical
floods. An outdoor amphitheater-type
classroom can be found at the north end
of the Meadow Trail with three sets of
A second trail project, funded by grants
from Monsanto and Urban Forests for a total of $48,431.00, was completed in 2007. This project involved the construction of two wood plank bridges crossing both the north and the south ends of one of the preserve's cypress brakes, as well as a one-third mile, crushed-limestone trail system which snakes through the forested ridge lying between two brakes. This trail system connects with the Meadow Trail and is similarly enhanced by wildflowers, natural cypress benches, interpretive signs, and wood duck nesting boxes.
A trail guide provides additional information at each of the 17 numbered signs along the trails. Additional improvements consist of: an irrigation well that was installed to maintain water levels within the three cypress brakes at the preserve; plantings of Delta native trees and plant species to encourage biodiversity and an eco-friendly environment for both flora and fauna within the Preserve.
Trail through the cypress slough
Greenville Cypress Preserve Highway 82 West and Cypress Lane Greenville, Mississippi