Mississippi Trails

Iuka, MS: Woodall Mountain

Check out the highest spot in Mississippi and the battle ground summit nicknamed "America's bloodiest high point."

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Elevation: 806 feet
Summit: On September 19, 1862, Union troops perched on what was then called Yow Hill showered Confederate soldiers with artillery until the rebels drove them to retreat. More than a quarter of the 7,000 troops who clashed at the Battle of Iuka were killed or wounded. Today, you can drive up a steep gravel road to the quiet, unmarked summit known as “America’s bloodiest high point.”
Contact: Tishomingo State Park, (662) 438-6914

Waypoints

Woodall Mountain

Location: 34.7877833, -88.2416667

Summit is marked by a USGS benchmark and a picnic table.