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This was a descent morning hike that took approximately 2 hours to complete. The trail (green route) wraps around the lake, but hiking the loop requires walking on the park roads. There was a small entrance fee to the park. Some of the footbridges were in bad shape, but it made stream crossings more fun.

Make sure to call ahead to see if there is flooding. Drove an hour and a half for nothing

Fun and easy little gravel road . Super flat and parts of it hold water for a while . Still fun do get out and run or ride .

One of my favorite places to run ! So many options to take . Run on trails jump on roads back on trails . Rest rooms are never that far away . Great trail !!!

I give it 5 stars for around the Memphis area. Lot of ups and downs. Went during the fall and had some pretty views of deep valleys and the wetlands. Couple of benches set up along the way to sit and rest and enjoy the view. Only down side I see is it is an inner city park and the trains go right beside the park but overall a nice little park.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Dark when I rode and there appears to be many trails cross crossing. Maybe that was Bigfoot’s trail I was following.
Minor elevation changes with a few jumps. A small pump section Would definitely return during the day....
Nighttime is dangerous.

3 months ago

it's a very easy hiking area, flat with some wooden bridges to cross water features or it is paved for the bikers who don't mind getting wet. At the start of the trail there is a very nice picnic area and fix your bike area, no bathroom facilities though, you will mostly see fields and and a few trees. I liked this trail for a nice walk after Thanksgiving dinner.

Great weather for a hike. Saw lots of squirrels and one armadillo.

This is a very easy trail for anyone and all levels of abilities. This trail is very shady and scenic. If you are looking for a fun trail or even a beginner's trail, look no more, The North Outlet Hiking Trail is your trail :-)

I took the trail to where it intersected with the Discovery Trail and followed it to the visitor Center, which was 2.5 miles. I walked the road back to Chucalissa around 1.5 miles and it was nice as well.

There is a foul odor, that may be wastewater treatment, or the oil refinery.

Trails are well marked and easy to navigate. there are a few trees and branches across the trail from last week's storm, but not difficult to navigate around.
Wear bug spray and long pants. Lots of Virginia Creeper, which can cause a rash if you rub up against it.

Good for walking dogs. Bring mosquito repellant because those suckers are big!

Nice, but lots of ticks and mosquitoes (avoid bringing a dog, mines was filled with ticks by the end of the hike).

This is one of my go to hikes while in the Columbus area. It's a very simple but beautiful trail. It's not too strenuous to take my son and dog along with me. The only downside is having to dodge horse poo towards the end of the trail.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Nice and clean trails. Definitely will be back

trail running
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Great little trail !! One of the more hillier loops in this area . Great for hiking or trail running . Loop is around 3.3 miles long. Can't wait to go back !

trail running
Sunday, January 01, 2017

This loop is closer to 3.30 than 4. Very runable and a lot of climbing for a short loop. Really enjoyed it. You will forget your in Memphis for a moment.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Not bad. The trail is run down in a few areas. Definitely a challenge.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Loved it

Monday, October 31, 2016

Great trail system. Lots of trails for all skill sets.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Great little short hike

Sunday, August 14, 2016

This is just a gravel road with a tree line on one side, and fields on the other. Nothing to see. Nothing to do. It would be a good path to run a dog or whatever, but not much fun to bike on.

The bridges need a little work. They are beginning to be over taken by weeds taller than me. If you are cycling, the bridges are about as wide as my handle bars, with a couple inches on either side.

Maybe after its paved it'll be a little bit nicer, but as of now I'd say it's basically a nice field/utility access road.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

I liked the rough terrain, but you can here the traffic which kinda took away from the feeling of isolation.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My absolute favorite place to run and hike in Memphis! One of the best secret spots. The trail is almost always maintained, unless you go right after a storm, and the staff are super friendly. 250ft of elevation gain over 4 miles. They are improving the park now to include a really cool nature center on other old golf course and replant the whole area with native plants and grasses.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Nice scenery. Very little traffic, it was great to be alone.

Friday, July 22, 2016

stinging needles thru path. it is not maintained

on Johnson Creek Greenway

Friday, July 22, 2016

this trail has been "under construction" for years. it looks like it is just there for utility access. it's not a real trail imo

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Meh. The trail itself is challenging enough, and it's pretty when you're not right up next to the road, but half the time I was hiking, I kept smelling human waste. Not sure if it was all the stagnant water or the dumping station for the campground. And they're apparently doing construction? I go hiking to get away from human noise. For the novice hiker who enjoys a hike close to civilization, this is an ideal trail.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The North Outlet Nature Trail is an easy five mile hike that begins at the Arkabutla Dam Spillway Picnic Area. Lots of wildlife viewing possibilities. The trail begins in a hardwood bottomland and gradually climbs to a an upland hardwood and pine forest with several grassy wildlife openings. The trail is well maintained by the Corps of Engineers. Beware there are snakes in some of the swampy areas including cottonmouth moccasins so watch your step.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

I got to the visitor center and the park ranger named Tony was very helpful and friendly. He passed out a copy of the trail to me and I was off on my way. I started at the trail head across the street and I was off. The trail was marked well and very enjoyable. Tons of birds and squirrels and many trees have signage on them as well. I will do it again!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Great trails! Because of the recent weather there were several muddy areas but still not enough to make the trail unenjoyable if anything it made it more entertaining.

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