North Outlet Nature Trail

EASY 4 reviews

North Outlet Nature Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Coldwater, Mississippi that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles 131 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


The North Outlet Nature Trail is part of the Coldwater River Nature Trail System. 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.

24 days ago

Nice and clean trails. Definitely will be back

4 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.