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Woodall Mountain aka Yow Mountain

Geologic Feature
Welcome to Woodall – Gary Mathews

ADA Accessibility Notes

Hikers are advised that the pathway is not always smooth.

Woodall Mountain is the highest point in the state of Mississippi, at 806 feet. It is known as America's Bloodiest High Point because of the 1862 Civil War Battle of Iuka. Artillery pieces were fired from the hill then known as Yow Mountain, as The Union Army of the Mississippi General Rosecrans delivered punishment to the forces of Confederate General Sterling Price and the city of Iuka.

The Highpointers Club has installed a bench and informational plaque on the mountaintop.

Originally called Yow Hill or Yow Mountain, it was renamed in 1878 after Zephaniah Woodall, Sheriff of Tishomingo Co.

GeoCache Benchmark EG1487 ; N34.47264, W88.14498

How to Get There

From US Hwy72, take the IUKA exit; turn South and take immediate right at the Woodall Mountain sign.

Follow the Woodall Mountain signs to CR185, which goes to the top.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on leash allowed.

Recreational Opportunities

Many groups hike to the top of Woodall Mountain.


Seasons Accessible

Most of the year, subject to weather conditions.




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