Learn More about Hernando Point Trail
Hernando Point Public Use Area at Arkabutla Lake. Located on Wheeler Rd off Hwy 51 in DeSoto County.
Backwater Trail- 2.2 miles
Phase 2- 8 miles
Phase 3- 16 miles
Natural Surface Trail
Hiking, Running, and Mountain Biking
Type of Trail
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/
Learn more about Bayou Point
- 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
Designated Trail Use
- Mountain bike only
Type of Trail
- Park forest
- The site features a picnic area and restrooms located near the trailhead.
- 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