On 27 March 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson

2 months ago

Great park for exploring the battle of horseshoe bend. The trails are lovely and the entire park has good signage. You can walk or drive. We stopped in and talked to the ranger who recommended a hybrid walk that was a mix of trail and road it was great.

Only downside was a lack of trash cans. There are some at the visitor center but that was all. Otherwise no complaints. We found the trails very well kept for May. No ticks on us or the dog.

Very easy hike. Definitely a good one for little kids to attend. Pretty disinteresting if you are looking for a good hike, but great if you like history.

9 months ago

Beautiful wooded trail with a lot of history. I would definitely recommend this one!

11 months ago

Up and down trail circling the Horseshoe Bend Battlefield. The trail is graveled in large portions but is a little muddy in places. The hike itself took about an hour. Didn't see a soul on the trail and only a few people in the park. I also went through the visitor's center and traveled the auto tour loop. Made for an enjoyable half day trip.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Easy hike (stroll?) with little elevation changes. This is a great loop for someone just wanting to take a walk a get some exercise. Well maintained path with little traffic.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A hidden gem. The park is beautiful and the Talapoosa is very scenic. The area of the trail along the river is five degrees cooler. I ride a motorcycle to the park and hike this trail year round. Very little hiking traffic.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

well maintained trail that has very few elevation changes. it was dry for my visit, but i can see where it could get a little messy if you go after a hard rain particularly down in the area next to the river. As with any river area, take some skeeter spray (repellant for my Yankee friends) just to be safe. great couple of hours to explore nature as well as history.

Monday, April 08, 2013

This trail is inside Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. Horseshoe Bend was the site of a famous battle in 1814 with General (and future president) Andrew Jackson vs Creek Indians. The Creeks lost and this battle is considered to be the one that signaled the beginning of the end for the Creeks in the U.S. It is a very historic site, and the trail runs around the battlefield area and museum. As previous reviewers have noted, it's pretty flat, more like a stroll through the woods. But it is on a very beautiful section of the Tallapoosa River and there is a lot to do at the park. See the helpful link to a link to the Park's website. If you are in the Lake Martin area and are looking for a trail experience more akin to the Appalachian Trail, I recommend hiking the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association's trails that are near Martin Dam, in Walnut Hill, AL, and Jacksons Gap, AL.

For nature lovers / birders, also the park is part of the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail -
http://www.piedmontplateaubirdingtrail.com/ - this site is also a good resource for things to do nature wise around Lake Martin.

Friday, November 25, 2011

As a hiker, if you're wanting to just get out of the house and take a walk, then go for this trail. Wouldn't call it a hike --more a stroll through the woods. However, if you're not a hiker, then some of the little hills could present a problem. Not a flat hike for all 3 miles. Very pretty along the Tallapoosa River -- which we have canoed.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Very beautiful trail. The part down by the river is very quiet and peaceful. It is a flat and easy walk on the river side. Once you leave the river side then there are some hills to climb. The woods are still very open with lots to see. The trail crosses the road a couple of times which allows one to head back to the parking area if the hills become to steep. All in all it was an enjoyable two hours.

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