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/
The Coldwater River Canoe and Kayak Trail meanders from Mississippi Highway 309 westward to US Highway 51 at Arkabutla Lake, just south of Hernando, DeSoto County, Mississippi.
Canoe rentals and guides are not currently available but the public is allowed to put in along the route anywhere on public land and enjoy the nature features the Coldwater River has to offer. Trips will be planned throughout the year so please watch our events page for those dates.
The North Outlet Nature Trail is located southwest of Hernando, MS on Highway 301 just below the Arkabutla Lake dam on the north side of the spillway.
STATUS OF TRAIL
Open Year Round
LENGTH OF TRAIL
5 miles total (one trail is 3 miles in length and the other is 5 miles in length)
WIDTH OF TRAIL
Easy. The trail traverses a flat bottomland with little or no elevation gain.
DESIGNATED TRAIL USE
Hiking, foot travel only
TYPE OF TRAIL
The site features a picnic area and restrooms located near the trailhead.
34°45’37.51″ N 90°07’44.81″ W
This trail is part of the Coldwater River Nature Trail System and is located in the the North Outlet Channel Recreation Area. This network of trails encompasses two hiking trails (one trail is 3 miles in length and the other is 5 miles in length) and the Big Oak Nature Trail which is a self-guided interpretive trail. The area includes pristine bottomland hardwood and pine forests where an abundance of wildlife and native plant species can be found throughout. A self-guided interpretive booklet is available at the trailhead located on the north side of the Outlet Channel.