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#4 of 22 state parks in Alabama

Best trails in DeSoto State Park

473 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in DeSoto State Park, Alabama? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in DeSoto State Park ranging from 2 to 3.1 miles and from 1,469 to 1,709 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

DeSoto State Park is a beautiful park perfect for the whole family. Situated atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama, this park provides waterfalls, wildflowers, meeting rooms, cabins, campsites, and miles of hiking/mountain biking trails. The park is located right near Interstate 59, so easy to get to from any direction.

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Map of trails in DeSoto State Park
Park information
Acreage:
3,520 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
1-800-568-8840
Helpful links
Top trails (7)
#1 - Laurel Falls and Lost Falls Trails Loop
DeSoto State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
This trail starts counter-clockwise on the orange blazed trail, going southwest. Eventually reaching Lost Falls, the hiker turns left and continues back northeast on the blue blazed trail, back to theShow more
#2 - DeSoto Scout Trail
DeSoto State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
The trail is open from DeSoto State Park(DSP) to the new "Backcountry Trailhead" on Backcountry Road 5, in Little River Canyon National Preserve (LRCNP). At that point the trail follows backcountry roShow more
#3 - Laurel Falls Trail Loop
DeSoto State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
This trail stays on the orange blazed Laurel Falls Trail the whole time, passing Laurel and Lost Falls.Show more
#4 - Laurel Falls from Lost Falls Trailhead
DeSoto State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 56 m
Laurel Falls from Lost Falls Trailhead is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fort Payne, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#5 - Never Never Land Loop
DeSoto State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
This is a popular mountain biking loop in DeSoto State Park. There is also a backcountry camping side on the southern end of the loop.Show more
#6 - Lodge Falls via Wildflower Trail
DeSoto State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 11 m
Lodge Falls via Wildflower Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mentone, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#7 - Desoto State Park Family Bike Loop
DeSoto State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 53 m
Desoto State Park Family Bike Loop is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Payne, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offersShow more