Paddling: Alabama is filled with opportunities to explore from the water. From rushing mountain streams to the Tensaw delta and the glistening beaches and crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico, padding adventure is yours for the taking along nearly 5000 miles of accessible waterways.
Walking
Paddling
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Fishing
Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 3.8 miles
Nearby Cities: Alexander City
Tallapoosa County

This moderate to difficult trail is approximately 3.8 miles in length and traverses both hardwood bottoms and pine forest. The trail is bisected by highway 128 and marked with red blaze its entire length. The trail is actually a loop with its beginning …


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Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 11.7 miles
Nearby Cities: Orrville, Selma
Dallas, Wilcox County

The women of Gees Bend were “discovered” by the outside world in the 1970s, making quilts with an almost impossible parallel to the American expressionist painting movement from which they lived physically and culturally worlds apart. To get close to t …


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Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 13.1 miles
Nearby Cities: Miller's Ferry
Wilcox County

The women of Gees Bend were “discovered” by the outside world in the 1970s, making quilts with an almost impossible parallel to the American expressionist painting movement from which they lived physically and culturally worlds apart. To get close to t …


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Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 4.6 miles
Nearby Cities: Gee's Bend
Wilcox County
Roland Cooper State Park

The women of Gees Bend were discovered by the outside world in the 1970s, making quilts with an almost impossible parallel to the American expressionist painting movement from which they lived physically and culturally worlds apart. To get close to the …


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Walking
Road Biking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 2.25 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County

This trail is best accessed by fording the West Fork north of Indian Falls exit and by the ford at Exit 2. Note: the trail is not marked- not usually promoted much at all


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Paddling
Fishing

Trail Length: 4 miles
Nearby Cities: Prattville
Autauga County

The blueway from the Creekwalk at City Hall to Canoe Trail Park is 4 miles long and takes 2-3 hours of paddling, Treasure hunters may bring a GPS to search for the 35 geocaches hidden along the route. If floating is more your speed, you can take the la …


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Paddling
Fishing

Trail Length: miles
Nearby Cities: Dovertown
Walker County County

Public launch point for boating and paddling.


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Paddling
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.5 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County


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Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: miles
Nearby Cities: Demopolis
Marengo County
Foscue Park picnic area

Explore two classic Alabama rivers that converge in Demopolis, a historic small town where refugees from Napoleon’s fallen empire once gathered to grow grapevines and olives. North of the fork, on the Tombigbee arm, Forkland Park Campground has showers …


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Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: miles
Nearby Cities: Demopolis, Forkland
Greene County

Explore two classic Alabama rivers that converge in Demopolis, a historic small town where refugees from Napoleon’s fallen empire once gathered to grow grapevines and olives. North of the fork, on the Tombigbee arm, Forkland Park Campground has showers …


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Walking
Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.5 miles
Nearby Cities: Spanish Fort
Baldwin County


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Walking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.5 miles
Nearby Cities: St Stephens
Washington County

At the center of the park is a 100 acre aquamarine lake, formed from limestone quarrying, with a beach for swimming, fishing, and sunbathing. The park offers canoes and kayaks for rent, and there are more that sixteen miles of hiking and riding trails. …


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Walking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1 miles
Nearby Cities: Midway
Bullock County

The Wehle Tract is typically open the first and third weekend of each month, unless the weekend is near a major holiday, providing opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, bird watching and horseback riding. The Wehle Tract is closed the m …


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Paddling
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.75 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County


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Walking
Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.2 miles
Nearby Cities: Mountain Brook
Jefferson County

Concrete walking track that borders the Cahaba River. Excercise equipment is also present at the park. Courtesy: Mtn Brook Parks and Rec Handbook


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Walking
Paddling
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Fishing
Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.8 miles
Nearby Cities: Alexander City
Tallapoosa County

This trail begins and ends in the northern section of the Park. Rated primarily moderate with several steep areas, this trail is approximately 1,8 miles in length and marked by a yellow trail blaze. The three connectors, blue, white, and orange, are ap …


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Paddling
Fishing

Trail Length: 11 miles
Nearby Cities: Latham
Baldwin, Mobile County

Starting in the upper reaches of the Mobile-Tensaw Forever Wild Property, this trail begins in a small waterway that meanders through mature bottomland hardwood forests. After spending the night on the Canal Island Camping Platform you can enjoy Tensaw …


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Paddling
Fishing

Trail Length: 11 miles
Nearby Cities: Latham
Baldwin, Mobile County

This two-night, three day-trail consists of a mixture of the small water of Globe Creek and Bayou Tallapoosa as well as the more open water of Stiggins Lake and Tensaw River. Courtesy: Alabama Canoe Trails Website


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Paddling
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County


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Walking
Road Biking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.8 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County

Another popular bike ride is the CCC Road, which starts at the Gillam Loop Trailhead. This unpaved road was historically built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s-early 1940s and was originally intended to be a parkway to Little River …


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Walking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 2 miles
Nearby Cities: Gulf Shores
Baldwin County

Explore the transition from maritime forest to dune swales discovering different species of plants and wildlife along the way. This trail connects Jeff Friend Trail and Pine Beach Trail. Rating: Moderate (ground may be wet in some areas). Time: 2 hours …


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Walking
Road Biking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.7 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County

This trail is accessed by Gilliam Loop Trailhead or DeSoto State Park Lodge


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Road Biking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing

Trail Length: 2.1 miles
Nearby Cities: Phenix City
Russell County

Just off the shady slopes of the riverbanks of Phenix City frolics a recently un-dammed stretch of river that has been sculpted into the world’s longest urban whitewater course. Created in 2013 when two dams were removed to let the ‘Hooch run free, the …


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Road Biking
Paddling
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 15 miles
Nearby Cities: Auburn
Lee County

Chewacla State Park’s 696 scenic acres are a delightful pause from nearby interstate traffic. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playgrounds, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, a modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills an …


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Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 8.8 miles
Nearby Cities: Camden
Wilcox County
Chilatchee Creek Campground

Chilatchee Creek Park and Campground sits adjacent to the 27-mile-long Dannelly Reservoir.  The woods are a pine-oak mix of varying densities. The central part of the park is largely open, mature canopy with a grassy understory, while the periphery of …


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Paddling
Fishing

Trail Length: 7 miles
Nearby Cities: Wetumpka
Elmore County

The Creek Indian word Wetumpka meant “rumbling waters” and you’ll see what they meant when you try the six-mile stretch of Coosa River Whitewater, known as Moccasin Gap, between Jordan dam and the town that is a rite of passage for thousands of Alabama …


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Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 2 miles
Nearby Cities: Weogufka
Coosa County


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Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 5.75 miles
Nearby Cities: Weogufka
Coosa County


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Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.75 miles
Nearby Cities: Weogufka
Coosa County


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Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 7.25 miles
Nearby Cities: Weogufka
Coosa County


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Paddling
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 3 miles
Nearby Cities: Goodwater
Coosa County


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Paddling
Fishing

Trail Length: 7 miles
Nearby Cities: Vaughn
Baldwin, Mobile County

Traveling down Tensaw Lake this trail provides the opportunity to explore the backwater sloughs and tributaries of Tensaw Lake. This camping platform area has two platforms and can accomodate a larger group. Courtesy: Alabama Canoe Trails Website


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Walking
Road Biking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.45 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County

This trail is best accessed from the Gilliam Loop Trailhead>CCC Road>Exit 3. This trail serves as a shortcut between Exit 3 and Exit 4, and it follows along the ridge. It is not used much


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Paddling
Fishing

Trail Length: 10.2 miles
Nearby Cities: Vaughn
Baldwin, Mobile County

Traveling down Tensaw Lake and into Douglas Lake, this trail is characterized by its lake-like setting. This flat water paddle into Douglas Lake provides an opportunity to witness the large cypress trees reminiscent of the old Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Cour …


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Paddling
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.75 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County


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Walking
Road Biking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.9 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County

The Family Bike Loop is a 2.5 mile loop rated easy to moderate. It can be accessed by the Lost Falls Trailhead


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Walking
Paddling
Hiking
Fishing
Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 3.7 miles
Nearby Cities: Midway
Bullock County

The Wehle Tract is typically open the first and third weekend of each month, unless the weekend is near a major holiday, providing opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, bird watching and horseback riding. The Wehle Tract is closed the m …


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Paddling
Fishing

Trail Length: 8.9 miles
Nearby Cities: Stockton
Baldwin, Mobile County

After crossing Briar Lake and the Tensaw River, the trail follows Bayou Jessamine into what is locally known as Jug Lake. Paddling up this bayou allows for a unique experience of observing the wildlife and plants of an interior delta island. Courtesy: …


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Walking
Paddling
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 3 miles
Nearby Cities: Coker, Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa County

This optional 3-mile loop splits off from Tashka Trail approximately 5.8 miles from the South Trailhead (calculated by a clockwise route). For ambitious users, Five Oaks extends the total distance of the connected trails to 15.3 miles. If approached fr …


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Walking
Road Biking
Paddling
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.4 miles
Nearby Cities: Florala
Covington County

Stretching along the shores of the beautiful 500-acre Lake Jackson, this compact 40-acre park offers swimming, a bike path and walking trail, excellent fishing, a scene picnic area, and a modern lakeside campground. Water skiing and personal watercraft …


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