Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Lake Guntersville State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

1 month 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
3 months ago

Nice, easy hike.

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

This was a fun and easy trail.

hiking
8 months ago

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

trail running
8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

Nice trail easy for the kids

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike. Pretty easy. Will do again!

hiking
10 months ago

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

❤️

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nice out and back. Good shade and easy ups and downs. Perfect for trail running and Mtn bikes.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The trails we hiked were not kept up or clearly marked.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

My husband and I hiked this trail together. We are in our 50s and overweight but we managed to make it. Some parts were difficult but we survived and enjoyed it. We had no problem staying on the trail. We just followed the paint markings on the trees.

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016

nice hike, found a 2' copperhead sunning at the end in creek bed. beautiful and close to home.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Great 1 to 2 hour hike, easy access, huge Loblolly Pine Trees along the trail leading to Short Creek.

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Amazing hike with three dogs. Beautiful views of Short Creek and one bald eagle.

hiking
Sunday, November 08, 2015

This trail is obscured in many areas due to trees down from lingering tornado damage, and the trail junctions are unclear, resulting in my following animal trails accidentally instead of the real trail. I took 2 dogs, and while we completed the loop around the island, we weren't on the trail for about 70% of the hike, it wasn't without a fair amount of difficulty. I had to lift my oldest of my large dogs over many tree trunks.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Easy hike to do with family.

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