The Great River Road Bike trail begins at Walls, MS and follows Old Highway 61 ( The Great River Road Scenic Byway) passing through Lake Cormorant to the Tunica County Line near Harrah’s Casino.
- Status of Trail – Open Year Round
- Length of Trail – 35 miles one way
- Width of Trail – on street
- Difficulty Level – Easy
- Trail Surface – Asphalt
- Trail Hours– 24/7
- Type of Trail – Road – bicycle
- GIS Coordinates: 34°51’37.79″ N 90°17’01.56″ W
The Great River Road is a perfect ride for the novice rider and families due to its relatively flat terrain, but it can offer opportunities for the experienced rider to work on speed and interval training. Stopovers include the future Hernando DeSoto Park, DeSoto County’s only access to the Mississippi River.( Note the last 1/4 mile to the Park is gravel and not paved)
Take in views of the mighty Mississippi River at Bass Landing or head into one of the local restaurant’s for some great food, the trail provides some-thing for everyone! The Tunica County portion of the Great River Road Bicycle route begins at Harrah’s Casino in Robinsonville at the Tunica County line and follows Old Highway 61 to downtown Tunica. The loop to Mhoon Landing follows Highway 4 to Fox Island Road, to Riverview Road and returns to the Great River Road Bicycle Route by traveling east on Old Mhoon Landing Road.
The Great River Road has been designated as a National Scenic Byway which is part of the National Scenic Byways Program and is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
The bike routes feature bike signs, logos and mileage marker signs placed at strategic intervals along each of the 35 miles (11 miles in DeSoto and 24 miles in Tunica) of bike routes.
Also the trail is now part of the Mississippi River Trail system. Visit www.mississippirivertrail.org website for more information.