Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

2 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
3 months ago

Nice, easy hike.

hiking
7 months ago

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

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.

10 months ago

Nice trail easy for the kids

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
10 months ago

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
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.

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
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Some minor hills but overall an easy hike!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Beautiful easy hike.

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Great little trail!!

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

Varied terrain made it interesting. Only one section that I would call difficult. Signage could have been better. There were parts that I didn't know what trail I was on.

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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Easy hike to do with family.

Friday, September 04, 2015

We went in July 2015, the 2011 tornado really did a job on the canopy so the sun was brutal. Lots of under growth on the trails and it's bad year for ticks. Might be a great hike in the winter.

hiking
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Myself, my son and my brother-in-law and his son completed this trail in the fall of 2014. Wonderful trail with a surprise at the water at the turnaround. We are going back to hike out and picnic in that turn around area in 2015.

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