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Hernando Point Trail

Learn More about Hernando Point Trail

Location

Hernando Point Public Use Area at Arkabutla Lake. Located on Wheeler Rd off Hwy 51 in DeSoto County.

Trail Length

Backwater Trail- 2.2 miles
Phase 2- 8 miles
Phase 3- 16 miles

Trail Surface

Natural Surface Trail

Trail Use

Hiking, Running, and Mountain Biking

Type of Trail

Park forest

Other Amenities

Recreation facilities and camp ground

Hernando Point Trail System is maintained by the North Mississippi Trail Alliance. For more information please visit www.nomissta.org/hernando-point/

HERNANDO POINT TRAIL

Bayou Point Mountain Bike Trail

Learn more about Bayou Point

  • Location

  • Located off Arkabutla Dam Rd. on the Southwest side of Arkabutla Lake in Tate County.
  • Status of Trail

  • Open Year Round
  • Length of Trail

  • 5.6 miles
  • Width of Trail

  • 10 feet
  • Difficulty Level

  • Easy-Moderate
  • Trail Surface

  • Natural
  • Designated Trail Use

  • Mountain bike only
  • Trail Hours

  • 24/7
  • Type of Trail

  • Park forest
  • Other Amenities

  • The site features a picnic area and restrooms located near the trailhead.
  • GIS Coordinates

  • 34°44’24.48″ N 90°07’24.03″ W

Bayou Point is currently a 5.6 mile singletrack loop for mountain bikes only. The trail includes everything from fast and flowing to tight and technical sections. It also includes multiple obstacles to challenge the advanced rider, such as log rides, rock skinnies, berms, jumps and drops. Elevation change is roughly 390 ft of climbing/descending per lap.

The trail is located in a somewhat remote area so there is plenty of wildlife to be seen as well as several scenic views of Arkabutla Lake. The trailhead includes a kiosk with trail map and information, ample parking, full restroom with running water and heat in the winter, playground and picnic tables.

While Bayou Point does not offer camping, just a half mile away at the South Abutment are many primitive and RV campsites available.

Phone: 1 (662) 562-6261

Learn more about this trail at www.nomissta.org


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