The Natchez Trace ran from Natchez, Mississippi, on the Mississippi River to Nashville, Tennessee. Originally used by Native Americans, it became a 440 mile trail for settlers, military, and freight before the steamboats usurped it. This is a sunken section where the trail has worn down much deeper than originally. Likely it was mostly muddy in sections like this with water running through. Although bucolic now, it was an arduous route with heat, disease, mosquitoes, and highwaymen. This section is near the extinct town of Rocky Springs, Mississippi.