Hiking The Bucks Pocket State Park
The 6th most popular hiking trail in Alabama.
Friday 22 July 2016 03:59 GMT
Southeast of Huntsville and north of Grove Oak, the 2,000 acre Bucks Pocket State Park has 5 mountain bike trails trails totaling 6 miles shared by hikers and equestrians. The route passes through a secluded stretch of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Rock Point Trail is a 2 mile one-way trek beginning in the floor of Bucks Pocket Canyon and ends 400 feet above the canyon floor on a sandstone formation called Point Rock. The trail starts across Little Bridge in the campground and terminates with a spectacular view of the canyon as seen from Point Rock.
The South Sauty Creek trail is a 2.5 mile one-way trek passing two waterfalls.
To reach the trailhead from Grove Oak, head north on CR19 and then continue north on CR557 into the park.
Overall, Bucks Pocket State Park is the 6th most popular hiking trail of all 15 hikes in Alabama. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Bucks Pocket State Park including Desoto State Park, Monte Sano State Park and Lake Guntersville State Park.