Hiking The Lake Guntersville State Park
The 11th most popular hiking trail in Alabama.
Saturday 6 August 2016 03:59 GMT
Southeast of Huntsville, the 5,500 acre Lake Guntersville State Park has 20 trails totaling 36 miles overlooking Guntersville Reservoir.
The Tom Bevill Trail is an orange-blazed 3 mile hiking route encircling Ellenburg Mountain. It begins across from the Park Office on SR227.
The Cutchemine Trail is an orange-blazed 2.5 mile route. It begins on SR227 just past the park office, and follows an old coal mine road along Short Creek.
The Terrell Trail is a yellow-blazed 2 mile route beginning on the road to the campground on the left at a yellow sign post. It leads to the Tom Bevill Trail on a closed road.
The Lickskillet Trail is an orangle-blazed 2.5 mile route that connects the campground to Town Creek following old indian path. It comes out on SR227 just before the Town Creek Bridge.
The park is located six miles northeast of Guntersville off SR227.
Overall, Lake Guntersville State Park is the 11th most popular hiking trail of all 15 hikes in Alabama. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Lake Guntersville State Park including Monte Sano State Park, Bucks Pocket State Park and Desoto State Park.