The trail is named for Chief Yoholo Micco, the Creek Indian leader of Eufaula Town who was driven from this area with his people in 1836. They followed the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma and settled. He is commonly referred to as Chief Eufaula. The trail begins downtown with the trail head in front of the Eufaula/ Barbour County Chamber of Commerce winding along and then crossing Lake Eufaula on the old railroad trestle, through residential areas and ending at Old Creek Town, the site of an old Indian village.
The surface of the main trail is paved making it perfect for hikers, runners and bicyclists. Several nature trails have been created off the main trail. One of them takes you through old hardwood forest to a beautiful waterfall. Another trail leads you to the historic Fairview Cemetery. A park now known as “Treehugger Park” has been created where people can enjoy a picnic. Courtesy: City of Eufaula
Yoholo Micco Trail traverses some 3.2 miles through grassy meadows, mixed woodlands, past a (hidden) waterfall, across a former railroad bridge skirting the shoreline of Lake Eufaula, then through a residential section of the historic City of Eufaula, before terminating at Old Creek Town Park. This Eufaula Rails-to-Trails project was renamed Yoholo Micco Trail in honor of Yoholo, the Creek Chief of Old Eufaula Town. (Micco is the Muscogean [Creek] word for chief.)
The paved, level trail incorporates most of the habitat types found in the Eufaula area. You can see a broad variety of species along the path, and it is probably the best location in the area to spot migrants in spring and fall. Winter birds are also plentiful. The most interesting species may be the nesting pairs of Bald Eagles and Ospreys. You can spot everything from Pileated Woodpeckers and Winter Wrens to Anhingas and Common Loons along the trail at some time of the year. Interestingly, this is a good and reliable location to see Common Ground Doves, which may be spotted at the edges of the trail or sometimes perched along the power lines and fences. Courtesy: Alabama Birding Trails
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Activities Available: Birding | Hiking | Road Biking | Trail Running | WalkingAmenities Available: Benches | Dogs Allowed | Picnic Tables | Stroller Friendly | Wheelchair Accessible