Natchez Trace - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 9:00 pm Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: etowah, TN, usa
Posts: 58
Natchez Trace

Going to be leaving out Saturday morning down the Natchez Trace then over to Gulf Shores it will be my first trip in that area hope to have a good ride. I know there is a lot of history down in that area any places that anyone should make a point to see.
0208 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 9:20 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 10
Re: Natchez Trace

Two decent links that are Trace- related. Enjoy it! It's a gem... Sounds like you are starting in Nashville? So you have likely been to Leipers Fork... Great little historical stop along the Trace.. Good luck and travel safe! Oh, and don't do a whole lot of speeding... They do patrol it!


Matt McCoy
'00 K1200LTC
Nashville, TN
MMCCOY3636 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old Jun 24th, 2011, 8:26 am
Senior Member
Gruivis's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Alpharetta, GA, USA
Posts: 1,154
Re: Natchez Trace

Interesting, never hear about this road before.

Looks like camping is available too.

Is there a preferred route - south to north, north to south?

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Airwolf - 2018 K1600GTL (planned acquisition!)
2005 Charcoal LT - 48K
2003 Antracite LT - 76K
2001 R1200C 24K
1999 Honda Magna - 5K (RIP)
Gruivis is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old Jun 24th, 2011, 8:45 am
Senior Member
SilverBuffalo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Posts: 3,208
Re: Natchez Trace

It's a nice ride on a long straight road through the woods,
if you're in the mood to relax and cruise at a leisurely pace you'll enjoy it.

Speed limits are strictly enforced .............................

it's a "federal" ticket that will cost you more than the rest of your vacation.

St. Petersburg FL

2002 K1200LTE
"Silver Buffalo" Totaled 5/06
2005 LT
"Our preferred long distance carrier"

SilverBuffalo is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old Jun 24th, 2011, 12:04 pm
Senior Member
gr8fulfred's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Galt CA
Posts: 482
Re: Natchez Trace

I just rode the Trace a couple of weeks ago on my east coast trip and really enjoyed it. We stopped at several of the historical sites, but especially liked visiting Grinder's Station, which is where Meriwether Lewis died mysteriously and is buried. The site called French Camp was interesting also, lots of historical buildings. It's not a particularly twisty road, but it is shady and a bit cooler than the surrounding area, and we found a little speed enforcement here and there, but the limit is 50 and we kept a steady 60 with no problems. Look for the recent tornado damage north of Jackson, amazing to see such destruction. There was very little traffic to deal with, and no trucks allowed, which made it a pleasant ride.

Fred Jewell
No longer president, River City Beemers
2009 R1200RT - Silver

BMWMOA #123779
BMWRA #38714
IBA #24559

"Shadowboxing the apocalypse, wandering the land"
gr8fulfred is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Riding the Trace Lafirecapt Rides, Rallies and Get-togethers 7 Jul 30th, 2010 7:06 pm
Natchez Trace Parkway jhsonderb Ride Tales 3 Jun 7th, 2009 7:46 pm
Natchez Trail Zeke Bike Talk 8 Feb 19th, 2009 9:58 pm
Natchez Trace Parkway prtdvl Chit Chat 10 Jan 27th, 2006 12:08 am
Natchez Trace BudCesena Ride Tales 8 Oct 17th, 2005 5:46 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome