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Lake Guntersville State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in NE Alabama. The park overlooks the majestic 69,000-acre Guntersville Reservoir, and ranges over more than 6,000 acres of natural woodlands. The park has an 18-hole championship golf course, a beach complex, fishing center, hiking trails, nature programs and a day-use area. Modern campground and lakeview cottages on the lake, coupled with a resort lodge on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain, and chalets on the ridge-tops provide a selection of overnight accommodations beyond comparison Looking for a place to have a meeting? Lake Guntersville Resort State Park provides a massive resort inn, restaurant and convention complex perfect for your association's next state or regional meeting. We have meeting facilities large enough to accommodate a banquet or opening session, along with smaller breakout rooms. The magnificent view of Lake Guntersville from atop Taylor Mountain will provide an experience not soon to be forgotten. This park ranks as a total recreational resort. Upcoming Fishing Tournaments include the Bassmaster Weekend Series! FREE Wireless Internet Access availab:leLodge Lobby Lodge Business Office Golf Pro Shop Town Creek

This was fun. A reviewer had posted that you could see views of the lake. I didn't see them but this was a beautiful trail anyway. I would rate this as Easy. It was perfect for a morning hike. I'm definitely going to go back and hike some of the other trails in the park.

mountain biking
4 months ago

I ride this trail quite a bit. Its a butt kicker especially if you park at the golf course and start there on the golf course loop and drop onto Taylor mtn trail and at the parking lot cross the road and run up to the cemetary and then onto bevill. Alot of hills but some intense down hills. The trails are clean with a ton of roots and rocks. Make sure you have plenty of fluids. Great way to spend a few hours. With a map there are 28 possible miles to play with. You have to keep an eye out for hikers but its well worth it.

Short 1.6 mile trail starts (or ends) on Aubrey Carr Scenic Dr, just below (or North of) the Golf Course. Small parking area next to the road, didn’t see a trail sign but there was a sign pointing toward backcountry camp area. The Trail Ends at the intersection of the Seal & Meredith trails near the Town Creek Area of the Lake, easy to follow, some parts a little grown up, comes to a service Road, look for Trail to continue on the right a few steps down the road

hiking
5 months ago

IF you follow the trail loop as outlined on the map, you will undoubtedly agree this isn’t an easy trail UNLESS you are a triathlete and/or used to hiking in the Rockies. What the heck? Easy going back up to the top on the Taylor Mountain trail? Come on. Really? If you are in average shape, this is a workout...again, the whole loop as diagrammed above.

Poorly maintained and apparently not so frequently used. There are prettier hikes. Also, longer than 3.1 miles.

on Cutchenmine Trail

mountain biking
6 months ago

This trail is not maintained at all.. There were 3 large trees that were across the trail before we even got to the second wooden bridge. This would be a great trail if there weren't so many trees blocking the trail. Also not much parking at all. There's only room for 3 or 4 vehicles at the trail head. We parked about an 1/8 mile down the road and rode to trail head.

Trail was very clean, easy to follow and a lot of good places to stop on the way. I believe it is multipurpose. You could bike, jog or walk this trail.
It's very pet friendly. I completed it with a 5 month old pup and a 12 week old pup and we stopped twice on the way in and on the way out.
The hike was very easy. It may be a little long for a beginner but there are Rick's to sit on along the way. Ihave a 73 year old mom. I will be taking her as well. She will be able to do it with a couple of stops.
The stream at the end is SO beautiful! Happy hiking! Also, if you follow the stream down, there is a waterfall.
AND PLEASE..... IF YOU HAVE DOGS, TAKE POOP BAGS AND PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG.

9 months ago

I tried giving this a 1 star but my review was deleted, trail markings we're confusing, I'm not sure I completed the correct trail. trails cross each other, or unmarked trails spur off at different intervals. was a fun hike but not a great place to log completed trails.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice, easy hike.

hiking
Friday, October 27, 2017

Went from road to lake and back pretty trail
Park map shows 1.6 mile each way

hiking
Friday, October 20, 2017

Great trail. Views of the lake. Stream at trail end worth hike in.

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

This was a fun and easy trail.

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Nice peaceful hike with the family. No waterfall though at this time. 8/29/2017

trail running
Sunday, September 03, 2017

A great trail for a light run. Decent elevations, not too grown over, and a view of the lake during certain seasons. Only found one trail head that is sort of obscure. Not much parking. Otherwise, a great option.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nice trail easy for the kids

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

I'm not sure I did this whole trail. There are a few discrepancies in the actual signs posted and the info here. We were looking for the loop trail (not Kings Chapel) and map coordinates took us to Terrell trail which landed us at the Kings Chapel grave yard. From there we took the rest of the Kings Chapel Trail loop to go back to the road. Really pretty trail. I personally would rate it more easy than moderate. We'll do this one again in the future and hopefully sort out some of my confusion.

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My son and I had a great time hiking this and another trail. not to much wildlife but it was the middle of the day, however we did see deer tracks. I have to agree that the signage could have been better, also parking, we saw trailhead signs but no pulloffs, we did see where other vehicles had pulled off on the side of the road and we did the same. Overall 4stars.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Great hike. Pretty easy. Will do again!

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by this trail. The path is clear and marked really well. The creek at the end is really pretty. We'll hike this one again.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Nice, long, relatively easy hike. The trail was clean and the scenery was pretty. You'll cross two wooden bridges and end at where the water flows off of the mountain, into the lake. My husky loves when we finally make it there, he starts going crazy as soon as he can hear the water flowing. It's our favorite trail in the park.

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

OK trail. A few good size trees have fallen over the trial at several points. The latter half of the trail was overgrown. Good change of elevation throughout.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Should have read Marshal's review. Everything was peachy until we reached the waterfall rocks. What the actual hell. We finally backtracked to the road and called it a day.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Such a good trail! So shady and clean trails! I'll be going back soon!

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

The trail was very poorly marked and somewhat overgrown once you got to the cascade part of the trail. As a result there were several times that we got off the trail and had to backtrack two or 3 times. The biggest problem is I was following the trail on my phone but at the bottom where you start up the hill and along the rock where the water should flow, the trail indicated here is not accurate. The line follows the rocks/water flow but the trail actually only crosses the path and then heads uphill north of the path and somewhat parallel to the rocks for a while then heads north to the "bear cave" and runs in the middle of the loop.

hiking
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Fun trail. We saw plenty of deer tracks and birds. There were a couple nice views of the lake and creek.

walking
Friday, March 17, 2017

Pleasant walk in Fall. The scenery is pleasant, the trail is well worn.

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nice loop trail with easy access. Nice views of the lake, and rock structure.

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Some minor hills but overall an easy hike!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Beautiful easy hike.

hiking
Monday, January 16, 2017

The park's map mileage is off, listing this as 3.1 miles. My Garmin tracked it at 4.1. It's moderately marked well, with a few turns leading to a bit of confusion. Still, this was an enjoyable hike with some elevation. My 9 year old son enjoyed it and had no problems.

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Great little trail!!

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