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 wooden benches.
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